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How appropriate is a regimen of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and azithro for rx of nosocomial pneumonia in elderly male not responding to moxifloxacin?

How appropriate is a regimen of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and azithro for rx of nosocomial pneumonia in elderly male not responding to moxifloxacin?

Not- if right dx: I would first step back and ask how the diagnosis of nosocomial pneumoina was made? There is specific criteria for the diagnosis since it implies the presence of multidrug-resisistant bacteria, for which amoxicillin-clavulanate and azithro is less effective. The combination stated seems more appropriate for coverage of community acquired/aspiration/atypical pneumonia ...Read more

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 an 11 y/o 71 lb patient take amoxicillin 500 mg?

Can an 11 y/o 71 lb patient take amoxicillin 500 mg?

Yes: The range of recommended dose for this antibiotic is 20-50 mg/kg for most infections and up to 90mg/kg for some resistant germ strains.500 mg given 3 times a day sounds like a lot but is within the recommended range. (71lb=32kg) 32x50=1500 / 3 = 3x 500. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin go bad?

Does amoxicillin go bad?

Yes: All drugs eventually go bad. All drugs have an expiration date on the bottle. The drug is not necessarily inactive after this expiration date but has only been tested by the manufacturer to be active for that length of time. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin have a taste?

Yes: Yes, but it depends upon which brand is being used.Usually not bad one, with 'bubble gum' flavor being common in my area. ...Read more

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Can levaqin be taken with/amoxicillin?

Can levaqin be taken with/amoxicillin?

Yes: Levaquin (levofloxacin) and Amoxicillin can be taken at the same time if indicated by the type of infection and the bacteria involved. ...Read more

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Can you take amoxicillin by snorting it?

Can you take amoxicillin by snorting it?

Not efficacious: Needs complete absorption to the blood for systemic effects. The bioavailability will be less and not recommended. ...Read more

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What amount of amoxicillin should I take?

What amount of amoxicillin should I take?

Amoxicillin dosing: That is a question for the doctor who prescribed the Amoxicillin for you. You should not be taking old medicine or someone else's medicine. The dose would vary according to what you are being treated for and there are sometimes other factors to take into account, as well. ...Read more

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