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Amoxicillin Half Life
I've taken amoxicillin for 36 yrs all my life since kid could i all the sudden have a reaction just took it in panic thinking I will?
How long does amoxicillin stay in your system after you take it? I guess the active life in hours? (how long would it cause side effects).
Varies by dose and…: if other (interacting) meds/supplements R being taken. Half-life is 61.3 min; 60% of the dose is excreted in urine 6-8 hrs after dose. Generally a med is cleared from the system within 10 half-live, thus about 10 hours. Other meds may prolong its presence in the body; so side effects may last longer. Depending on what side effects U R having, U may need to seek medical help quickly (swollen throat ...Read more
What are the possible side effects of a 13 mo old taking too many antibiotics? He has spend 1/3 of his life on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or amoxicillin.
The three concerns..: Are: (1) developing an allergy-unpleasant but rarely dangerous; (2) diarrhea-more common; (3) developing antibiotic resistance in colonizing bacteria. The real question is, what is he on antibiotics for? There are certainly valid reasons possible, and in some cases, the major effect of an antibiotic in a 1 year old is getting him to his second birthday. ...Read more
I get strep throat a lot! Always have! Anyways I recently had the worst step throat of my life. My throat was even turning black (looked like mold) anyways I had amoxicillin from having gum surgery and decided to take some before bed to cope with the pain
Worisome: If you are having this much problem at your age the tonsils likely need to come out.Antibiotics may help if this is strep, but many of the most painful throats are produced by viruses (mono) or other bacteria. I suppose you are immunized, so diphtheria is unlikely, but self diagnosis creates problems when you try to get surgery authorized.See your doc now & an ENT after this episode clears ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctor prescribed augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 5 days for throat infection&the week after, prescribed amoxicillin.Am i now resistant?Is antibiotic resistance for life
Throat infection: An antibiotic should only be given if there was a strep test or culture done. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is Amoxicillin and clavulinic acid. Amoxicillin is usually sufficient for strep. Even in the few cases where strep is resistant to Amoxicillin (or augmentin), the resistance is usually short-lived and resolves within 3 months. So, you do not have lie-long resistance. ...Read more