EAMom Posted July 20, 2010 Report Share Posted July 20, 2010 We're thinking of trying Augmentin (reg. or XR) after being on Azith. 250mg/day for over 2 years. We had IVIG #2 in late May...we had some mood improvement, but continue to see "flashes of PANDAS" (OCD behavior, demanding behavior, irritibity, etc) and "measurement rituals". Certainly, we're not seeing as much improvement post IVIG #2 (vs. post IVIG #1). We're pretty stagnent symptom-wise...maybe a little worse in the past couple of weeks. We're certainly not in a crisis mode... dd gets along okay, has happy well-adjusted times, but also some PANDAS-y times. We'd *really* like to be closer to 100% (vs. 75%!). She also still has learning issues (spelling, handwriting, math). Can folks weigh in on the pros/cons of Augmentin vs. Augmentin XR? Dd is about 62 pounds (just turned 10). I'm hoping the 1000mg 2x day of Augmentin XR would be okay (not too much). We'd prefer the pills over the liquid (unless dd ends up freaking over their size). Here are the differences I can figure out: Augmentin 875mg (has 125mg Clav. acid) Augmentin XR 1000mg (has 62.5mg Clav. acid) Another post (I think Buster looked this up, I hope I am remembering this right) said the most Clav. acid you can give is 10mg/kg/day...so we can give dd up to 281mg/day. So, it looks like both meds (if given 2x daily) would be under that number. Is there an advantage to giving one over the other? What have folks found to be more effective? I would think that getting slightly more Clav. acid would be a good thing. On the other hand, XR is time released, so maybe that is the "magic ingredient". Also, have others used this high a dose (either reg. or XR) in a 62 pounder? And a question for Peglem...I remember you posted that Augmentin plus rifampin was a good combo. Had Allie tried regular Augmentin first without as much effect? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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