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Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


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Can you give a 6-year-old amoxicillin, ibuprofen, and delsym (dextromethorphan) at the same time?

Can you give a 6-year-old amoxicillin, ibuprofen, and delsym (dextromethorphan) at the same time?

No problem: I wouldn't mix them together to give them, that would be yucky. All three can be used at the same time during an illness. There are no medication incompatibilities. It may seem like a lot but it works. ...Read more

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Can a 4 1/2 year old take amoxicillin in pill form 250 mg?

Can a 4 1/2 year old take amoxicillin in pill form 250 mg?

Depends on kid: I have had kids as young as 2 take pills. I doubt if this would be the proper dose for any 4 yo for most conditions.If you are using left over meds from some other kid/condition you may be doing more harm than good. ...Read more

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Hi so I was just reading that it can be safe to take two year old 500mg amoxicillin wanted to ask for a professional opinion id go to the dr's but the weather is terrible where I am so its unsafe for me to go driving around what with the blizzard hitting

Hi so I was just reading that it can be safe to take two year old 500mg amoxicillin wanted to ask for a professional opinion id go to the dr's but the weather is terrible where I am so its unsafe for me to go driving around what with the blizzard hitting

Yes: Drugs are generally effective 1-2 years past their expiry dose. It sounds like a good plan in view of the weather. Make sure they are yours and you are not allergic to PCN. What are you taking them for? All the best and stay safe. ...Read more

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I am debating wether to give my 63 year old mother amoxicillin or ampicillin. She is in bed now, and does not have empty stomach. She has slight fever?

I am debating wether to give my 63 year old mother amoxicillin or ampicillin. She is in bed now, and does not have empty stomach. She has slight fever?

No difference: Ampicillin and amoxicillin are virtually identical; either drug is equally effective, but amp is taken more frequenlty and diarrhea is a more common side effect. However, nobody should take antibiotics without professional advice. If she has a bacterial infection, amp or amox isn't necessarily a good choice; the best antibiotic depends on the specific illness and the particular bacteria causing it. ...Read more

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My 2 year old is taking amoxicillin right now for ear, can he still get epiglottis or would the amoxicillin prevent it cause its bacterial?

My 2 year old is taking amoxicillin right now for ear, can he still get epiglottis or would the amoxicillin prevent it cause its bacterial?

Unlikely: Epiglottitis usually presents abruptly as the presenting illness in a kid under 5. The introduction of the current HIB vaccine given in early infancy has reduced the frequency of this disease by over 95%. Amoxicillin and it's earlier cousin ampicillin easily kill this germ. Any kid who is up to date on his shots & on amoxicillin is unlikely to have epiglottis, ever. ...Read more

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My 3 year old was given Amoxicillin 400 mg for an ear ache, I have a 7-month old that just started developing an ear ache. Can I give him some?

My 3 year old was given Amoxicillin 400 mg for an ear ache, I have a 7-month old that just started developing an ear ache. Can I give him some?

Earache: How can you tell if your 7 mos old has earache? If he cries & touches his ear, he could be teething, having actual earache or sore throat. It is not good to share medications, if he is febrile or acting sick take him to his pediatrician. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 3 year old daughter started amoxicillin at 8:30pm sunday night for strep throat. It is now 11am Tuesday and she still has a fever. Is this normal?

My 3 year old daughter started amoxicillin at 8:30pm sunday night for strep throat. It is now 11am Tuesday and she still has a fever. Is this normal?

It happens: We know the strep germ is universally sensitive (killed) by amoxicillin, so it is a good drug. You also play catch up to the well-established illness, and it can take time to get rid of fever or other symptoms. There is also the possibility that the kid has a co-infection with a virus that adds to the problem and is not influenced by the drug. Give it a little more time. ...Read more

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How common is vaginal yeast infection and oral thrush in a healthy 48-year old taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg for sinus infection?

How common is vaginal yeast infection and oral thrush in a healthy 48-year old taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg for sinus infection?

Happens and varies: Thrush can happen when on antibiotics and varies from patient to patient. Easily treated but can recur with continued or new use of antibiotics. ...Read more

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3-year old was on amoxicillin and clavulanate after a sore throat. She developed hives & swollen joints after10 days of antibiotics. What could it be?

3-year old was on amoxicillin and clavulanate after a sore throat. She developed hives & swollen joints after10 days of antibiotics. What could it be?

This is most likely: An allergic reaction to the Augmentin(amox/clavulanate) that he was on. This is not uncommon and often occurs at the end of the treatment, or even once it's finished. You should also think about any other new exposures as possible causes. Viral illnesses can also cause this. You should definitely have his doctor check him and treat if indicated (sometimes antihistamine or steroid is used). ...Read more

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They are giving my 1 year old 1000 mg of amoxicillin a day. Is this way too high of a dosage?

They are giving my 1 year old 1000 mg of amoxicillin a day. Is this way too high of a dosage?

Maybe,maybe not: Most 1 yo weigh around 20-26 lb or 10-12 kg. The dose range for Amoxicillin is 50-90 mg/kg making this at the upper end of the dose range. Treatment for suspected resistant pneumococcus requires the upper dose range. This germ is commonin ear or sinus infections. ...Read more

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My 4 year old son was prescribed amoxicillin twice a day I gave 1st one at 11 am can I give him next one at 9 pm before bed?

My 4 year old son was prescribed amoxicillin twice a day I gave 1st one at 11 am can I give him next one at 9 pm before bed?

Probably.: I think every 12 hours is optimal but if cannot, better to be an hour or 2 off then to skip doses. ...Read more

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My 36lb. 3 1/2 year old son was prescribed amoxicillin 400mg/5ml at a dosage of 8 mls. Twice a day for strep throat. I am concerned that the dosage is?

My 36lb. 3 1/2 year old son was prescribed amoxicillin 400mg/5ml at a dosage of 8 mls. Twice a day for strep throat. I am concerned that the dosage is?

Dosage is fine: More than that can be given in other acute infections, although for a strep throat 5-6 ml /dose would suffice given your son's weight, but the extra 2-3 ml wouldn't be harmful, probably your son's doctor suspected an upper respiratory infection as well such as acute sinusitis. You may want to verify it with your doctor if you're concerned, otherwise continue till the follow up visit, good luck ...Read more

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Is it safe for 6 year old to stop augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) after 7 days (4ml/twice a day) for ear inf. Fever and pain were gone during first 2-3 days.

Is it safe for 6 year old to stop augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) after 7 days (4ml/twice a day) for ear inf. Fever and pain were gone during first 2-3 days.

Maybe,But....: Currently the standard of care is to take the meds for 10d. Current research is underway to see if shorter periods will work. For some kids, I suspect that 7 days may be enough, but you should follow your doctors instructions, particulary to minimize relapses. ...Read more

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How much amoxicillin at 400mg can I give a five-year-old?

How much amoxicillin at 400mg can I give a five-year-old?

Not age based: The dose is not based on age, but on weight and condition being treated. Some conditions require a small dose of just 25mg/kg of body weight, while others require 90mg/kg of body weight. You should not be self dosing a 5-year-old. That's what your pediatrician is for — their expertise determines what dose your child needs for their specific condition and body weight. ...Read more

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My 11 year old son is 96 lbs. is 500mg the right dose for amoxicillin?

Right dose: 500 mg dosage is dependent upon how frequent the amoxicillin is being taken and reason for taking the amoxicillin. ...Read more

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Hi, My 5 year old was prescribed to take 11ml of amoxicillin twice a day(400mg/5ml). He is 43 lbs and I feel like that's too much.

Sounds right: A 5-year old who is 43 lbs is about 20 kg. If he/she has an ear infection, sinus infection or pneumonia, the correct dose is 90 mg per kg per day dosed twice a day. 11 ml twice a day sounds correct. If it is not an ear, sinus, or lung infection he/she is being treated for, please ask the physician who prescribed the medication. ...Read more

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My 4 year old weighs 45 lbs and is on the 250 concentration of amoxicillin 5ml 2 x a day is this enough?

Depends: The dosing depends both on their weight and the issue being treated. Lung and urine related illnesses have a great blood supply and the medicine reaches the area easily, so less is given than for an ear infection that may need a higher dose. If you will put what you are treating in your questions we can be more specific. ...Read more

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What is the dose of amoxicillin in tonsillitis and how frequent should I take 500mg dose per day and for how many days (I am 23 year old man)?

875 mg twice a day: You should discuss with your physician that prescribed this for you but generally the dose of Amoxicillin for tonsillitis/pharyngitis is 875 mg two times daily for 10 days. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son is 32pounds and was given amoxicillin 400mg/5ml 100ml to take 5ml twice a day for strep. Take all&finish. Isn't the dosage too much

No, that dose is: Fine. There is a dosing range depending on the child's weight, which is 40-80 mg/kg/day. He is 14.5 kg, so this dose is 55mg/kg/day, which is perfectly fine. ...Read more

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Can I give my 18 month old amoxicillin it's my 6 year olds amox. Liquid

You : You should not give your child a prescription medication that is not theirs without consulting your child's doctor for a few reasons:
— your 18 month old may not have an illness that can be adequately treated by amoxicillin
— your 6 year old should take the entire Amoxicillin prescription for their infection unless the doctor told you to stop it.
— Amoxicillin liquid expires after 10 days.
— medication doses are weight based and it is not safe to give an 18-month old a 6-year old's dose.
— if your 18 month old is sick, giving a few doses of antibiotic may not make them better, but can make any testing for illness such as strep testing unreliable.

So if you think your 18 month old is sick and in need of an antibiotic, give his/her doctor a call. ...Read more

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How long will it take for amoxicillin to work for my 3 year olds tonsillitis?

How long will it take for amoxicillin to work for my 3 year olds tonsillitis?

Varies: Usually within 7 to 10 days, improvement should be seen earlier than that... ...Read more

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What's the correct dosage for amoxicillin and how much a day for my 3 1/2 year old.weighing 37 pounds. She has strep.

What's the correct dosage for amoxicillin and how much a day for my 3 1/2 year old.weighing 37 pounds. She has strep.

Rx'd by physician?: Was the strep throat formally diagnosed by a physician? Strep should be diagnosed by a physician via a rapid test or culture, you don't want to treat with antibiotics for a viral pharyngitis. The physician would have prescribed the amoxicillin in the dosage that is correct. As a general rule, it is 40 mg/kg per day divided into 2-3 doses for a strep infection. Amount depends on concentration. ...Read more

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I was wondering if I was given the right dosage for amoxicillin for a 6-year-old weighing 22kg. 250MG/5ML SUSP. 17.5 ml twice a day?

I was wondering if I was given the right dosage for amoxicillin for a 6-year-old weighing 22kg. 250MG/5ML SUSP. 17.5 ml twice a day?

Right dose: Which is 80-90 mg/kg/day for most indications, so with the concentration given would come up to the preschool volume and frequency. Make sure you finish all the prescribed duration, best wishes ...Read more

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Very painful to swallow since last night. No insurance but I have amoxicillin 500 mg. 36 year old male, 156 pounds. What would an appropriate dosage?

Exam: You should be checked and examined. Self medication can be dangerous. If you have a strept throat the correct dose of amoxicillin is 500mg 3 times daily for at least 7-10 days. I strongly advise a bacterial culture and exam. ...Read more

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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxil is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more