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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

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.

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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.

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Generic brand for amoxicillin?

Generic brand for amoxicillin?

Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is the generic name. Amoxil (amoxicillin) is the brand name.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Can you die of an overdose of amoxicillin?

Can you die of an overdose of amoxicillin?

Unlikely: Not particularly toxic, if at all when taken orally. Overdoses may increase risk of secondary fungal overgrowth or antibiotic induced diarrhea but no common fatalities except to allergic reactions, which are not dose dependent.

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Can you die from a overdose of amoxicillin?

Can you die from a overdose of amoxicillin?

WHY ARE YOU ASKING: If you are allergic to a medication sure. I keep wondering why there are all these questions about dying from antibiotics. Hopefully your dr knows to write appropiate instructions on the rx. If you have trouble undersatnding, tell your dr. If you're wondering aboutgetting high on antibiotics - it's pretty silly.

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What are good alternatives for amoxicillin?

Many: There are many other medications that can help. Consult your health care provider for other options for your particular condition.

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Should amoxicillin be dosed 2 or 3 times daily?

Depends: You want to maintain a therapeutic level of antibiotic in the blood so it is normally taken every 6 hours.

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What are the side affects of amoxil (amoxicillin)?

What are the side affects of amoxil (amoxicillin)?

As listed below: Keep in mind that most antibiotics can cause these side effects. Side-effects include nausea, vomiting, rashes, and antibiotic-associated colitis. Loose bowel movements (diarrhea) may also occur. Rarer side-effects include mental changes, lightheadedness, insomnia, confusion, anxiety, sensitivity to lights and sounds, and unclear thinking.

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Please describe the medication: amoxil (amoxicillin)?

Please describe the medication: amoxil (amoxicillin)?

Def: Amoxicillin (inn), formerly amoxycillin (ban) in some markets, and abbreviated amox, is a moderate-spectrum, bacteriolytic, ? -lactam antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections caused by susceptible microorganisms.

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What to do if I took too much amoxicillin by accident?

What to do if I took too much amoxicillin by accident?

Call poison control: Hot line 24/ 7 at 1-800-222-1222 (American Association of Poison Control Centers) for specific guidance.

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What is the definition or description of: amoxicillin?

Aminopenicillin: 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) of bacterial cell walls.

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If someone were to take 6 500mg of amoxicillin at once, what would happen?

Large dose: That's quite a large dose of amoxicillin - although not really harmful. You might have some GI symptoms - nausea or cramps. The good thing, however, is the medication is not very toxic AND it has a very short half-life which means it would wash out of your system quite quickly. It is important to know more about the CIRCUMSTANCES of this incident -so I hope you would talk to a doctor right away.

Dr. Philip Miller
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Amoxil (Definition)

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