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Im coughing real blood and I've got chest pain. No fever, but constant cough (big smoker). Will amoxicillin take care of it?

Im coughing real blood and I've got chest pain. No fever, but constant cough (big smoker).  Will amoxicillin take care of it?

NO: You need a bronchoscopy and cat scan thorax. Coughing up blood or hemoptysis is one of the possible presenting symptoms for lung cancer. You need to see a pulmonologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Supposed to take amoxicillin dose every 8 hours. What happens if you miss one dose by three hours?

Supposed to take amoxicillin dose every 8 hours. What happens if you miss one dose by three hours?

Not much: If you miss a dose of antibiotic or take one late, just get back on the regular schedule prescribed by your doctor, stay on it, and you should be ok. Doses are timed to keep the amount of drug in your system at an optimal level to do what the drug is intended to do--in the case of antibiotics, they weaken or kill bacteria. A single missed dose lets the level get too low but is correctable. ...Read more

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My 4 year old son weighs 39lbs and was dx with an ear infection. Amoxicillin dose is 400mg/5ml 9ml twice daily.... Does that dose seem high?

My 4 year old son weighs 39lbs and was dx with an ear infection. Amoxicillin dose is 400mg/5ml  9ml twice daily.... Does that dose seem high?

Amoxil (amoxicillin) dose range: The usual dose of Amoxil (amoxicillin) for active bacterial infection in children is generally dosed at 45-90 mg/kg in two divided doses. Your child's dose is just below the highest recommended amount. ...Read more

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What is correct amoxicillin dose for 48lb 5 yr old with bad ear infection? Pa gave 12 mls 2x daily for 10 days is this correct?

What is correct amoxicillin dose for 48lb 5 yr old with bad ear infection? Pa gave 12 mls 2x daily for 10 days is this correct?

80-90mg/kg q12hr: The dose is 80-90 mg/ kg every 12 hr. For 10 days. This is the dose for acute otitis. The suspensions are 125/5ml or 250/5ml it seems you are on the right dose if it's the 250/ 5 ml bottle. ...Read more

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I've been on amoxicillin for a week for bronchitis and i forgot my dose this morning and i took it soon after but now I have a cough/wheezing?

I've been on amoxicillin for a week for bronchitis and i forgot my dose this morning and i took it soon after but now I have a cough/wheezing?

Bronchitis: Cough and wheezing can easily be a sign or symptom of bronchitis. It is unlikely that the Amoxicillin is causing the call although occasionally allergy to the drug can cause wheezing. If your wheezing continues you should contact your doctor and probably undergo a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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Is it alright to take an OTC cough syrup while taking an antibiotic? I went into see a doctor today and was diagnosed with bronchitis. I took my first dose of amoxicillin at 4pm cdt. I am having one of those hacking coughing attacks almost to the point of

Is it alright to take an OTC cough syrup while taking an antibiotic? I went into see a doctor today and was diagnosed with bronchitis. I took my first dose of amoxicillin at 4pm cdt. I am having one of those hacking coughing attacks almost to the point of

Yes: Amoxicillin should be compatible with otc cough meds. May take a few days to see improvement. Honey has been shown to be equally effective as dextromethorphin in suppressing cough. Make sure that otc is not just Guaifenesin which only thins mucous. Could do dextromethorphin and honey together. Could go to Codeine syrup if cough dry. Don't stop cough completely if mucous coming to clear lung. ...Read more

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Chest congestion with cough. Week's dose of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and vasican didn't help. Been a month, able to breathe better but phlgem persists. Possibilities?

Chest congestion with cough. Week's dose of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and vasican didn't help. Been a month, able to breathe better but phlgem persists. Possibilities?

Cough: Could've been viral to begin with and this is now just a post-viral cough. If it was pneumonia, sometimes the cough can last for weeks afterward. It may be a new process - infection has cleared, but you got a new viral illness. Lots of possibilities. It's reassuring if there's no fever and breathing has improved. ...Read more

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Can i take cough medicine with amoxicillin?

Can i take cough medicine with amoxicillin?

Yes: Most cough meds should not interact with amoxicillin. Usually contain dextromethorphan or a codeine-like cough suppressant. Do not mix with alcohol due to additive sedating effect. ...Read more

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I am suffering frm severe cold cough my senses like smelling, hearing and taste r almost lost, I am taking amoxicillin but no use what should I do?

I am suffering frm severe cold cough my senses like smelling,  hearing and taste r almost lost, I am taking amoxicillin but no use what should I do?

Respiratory Illness: Not uncommon to have your senses of taste, smell, and hearing be altered when you have an infection. Takes time for the antibiotics to work and sometimes it is actually a virus causing the symptoms so the antibiotics don't really help with that. Over the counter decongestants may help but really the best medicine for the senses/ symptoms is time. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin cure cough?

Can amoxicillin cure cough?

Depends: What is the cause of the cough? If from a community acquired pneumonia, then Amoxicillin could be an effective treatment. However, if the cause is not infectious, then Amoxicillin will not do anything. Find the cause of the cough and treat, don't just treat the symptom. ...Read more

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My 8 year has a serious, constant, rough cough. What might it be. A dr. Here told us its strep but the medicine he prescribed (amoxicillin)is not work

My 8 year has a serious, constant, rough cough. What might it be. A dr. Here told us its strep but the medicine he prescribed (amoxicillin)is not work

Allergy,asthma: You may have the cough from sinus drainage-allergy or asthma.You need to see doctor again for addiional med , may need blood test -may be viral , or even chest x-ray if your cough is long enough. ...Read more

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Suffering from a severe cough the last 3wks. Already took amoxil (amoxicillin) n klacid but no result. Now I can't breath when coughing. What shld I do? New athma?

ER: If you are experiencing shortness of breath, you should go to an er for evaluation and treatment. Many disorders can lead to shortness of breath, including asthma and many other things. Some causes of shortness of breath are life-threatening and even fatal so do not waste any time at home. Go to er for evaluation/treatment. ...Read more

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Doctor prescribed Cefodox (cefpodoxim) for a cough and said it was safer than amoxicillin. I'm 2 weeks pregnant. Is it really safer than amoxicillin?

Doctor prescribed Cefodox (cefpodoxim) for a cough and said it was safer than amoxicillin. I'm 2 weeks pregnant. Is it really safer than amoxicillin?

Silly comment: The most dangerous time in pregnancy is between weeks 4-12 when the organs are being laid down. Most colds are viral and antibiotics are useless for them anyhow. Always try to take the least broad spectrum antibiotic for the shortest possible time and surely while you are pregnant. Best of luck!! ...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


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