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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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What dosage of amoxicillin for my 23 pound 9 month old?

What dosage of amoxicillin for my 23 pound 9 month old?

Varies: The dose of Amoxil (amoxicillin) depends on the infection being treated. For most things it is ~45mg/kg divided twice a day. So your child would receive probably the 250mg/tsp formulation with instructions to give it twice a day (note: amount given doesn't have to be precisely what is calculated, so long as it is close). For ear infections the dose is higher, usually 80-90mg/kg divided twice a day. ...Read more

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What amount of dosage can a 13 month old take of amoxicillin?

What amount of dosage can a 13 month old take of amoxicillin?

The amt prescribed: The dosage of this antibiotic varies with the weight of the patient and the problem being treated.This is information the prescribing physician should have and would use to decide. ...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 52lb son was given a dosage of 8mls twice a day of amoxicillin (400/5ml) for strep,Does this seem rigth? Because he not get well.

My 52lb son was given a dosage of 8mls twice a day of amoxicillin (400/5ml) for strep,Does this seem rigth? Because he not get well.

Strep throat : he can take high dose amoxil (amoxicillin) for his weight for 10 days. Around 750mg twice a day. That fose may be a little low but not necessarily less effective. Hope that helps ...Read more

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Take amoxicillin 500mg 3times a day. I usually take at 9am 3 pm and 9pm. I missed 9pm dose, woke up at 3.30am and took. Continue normal sched.dosage?

Take amoxicillin 500mg 3times a day. I usually take at 9am 3 pm and 9pm. I missed 9pm dose, woke up at 3.30am and took. Continue normal sched.dosage?

Yes: Yes. Generally if you miss a dose, you take it as soon as you remember unless it’s almost time to take your next dose, then you would skip the missed dose. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed 125mg/5ml amoxicillin for 16.8lb baby. 5ml three times daily. Is this the right dosage for her?

Dr prescribed 125mg/5ml amoxicillin for 16.8lb baby. 5ml three times daily. Is this the right dosage for her?

Maybe,maybe not : The dose for an infection will vary with the age of the patient and the illness being treated. If the kid is over 3 months of age and this is for a urinary tract or respiratory infection it is pretty standard. If over 3 months and for an ear infection, it is at the low end of the dosing range but might work. ...Read more

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What is the correct dosage for amoxicillin to treat UTI in adults?

Depends!: Correct Amoxicillin dose for any infection depends upon sensitivity of bacteria causing infection. If bacteria is resistant to Amoxicillin or similar antibiotic, then it's a poor choice & won't work. That's why it's important to sent urine for c&s (culture & sensitivity). Btw, antibiotics like Amoxicillin only work against bacteria but not against virus which cause most common colds & sort throats. ...Read more

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My 9 yr old weighs 51 pounds, and was prescribed 500 mg of amoxicillin twice a day. Is this a safe dosage?

My 9 yr old weighs 51 pounds,  and was prescribed 500 mg of amoxicillin twice a day. Is this a safe dosage?

Yes: For most indications, and please continue the whole prescribed duration, wish yourself and your son wellness ...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