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Amoxicillin No Rx
34 lbs. 4y.o. given Rx amoxicillin 250mg/5 sus 7.5 mls 2xs per day for ear infection. I mistakenly gave her 7.5 tsp for 3 days! What should I expect?
Incorrect Doseage: start her back on the correct dose. The only thing that could happen is his infection might not go away. I would make sure you take her back in after the antibiotics to have her ears checked ...Read more
My 16-month old has diaper rash from amoxicillin prescription for uri. Also rx'd prednisone. Can the pred. Help pain for rash, or should OTC ibuprof better?
Use an ointment.: The pain of the diaper rash is mainly caused by the diaper and the urine and stool touching the rash. Coat his bottom with a thick film of zinc oxide paste (found in most over the counter diaper ointments) to protect it. If that does not help, then Ibuprofen is a good pain reliever. You should give the Prednisone as prescribed - it should never be given outside of what it says on the label. ...Read more
Need more info: I'm not sure if you mean "how long do the pills stay potent?" or "how long after you take them will they still cure something?" antibiotic pills can remain potent for a couple of years after their expiration date. Amoxicillin stays in the bloodstream at effective levels for less than a day after the last dose. It is a short acting antibiotic, and is usually dosed 2-3 times a day for that reason. ...Read more
yes and no see below: No problem taking Amoxicillin with coldeze from a toxicity or side effect standpoint, but the only reason to take coldeze is if you have a common cold for which there would be no reason to take amoxicillin. Conversely if you have a bacterial infection needing Amoxicillin there would be no reason to take coldeze.Only if you had a cold and a bacterial infection at the same time would both be used. ...Read more
Amoxil (amoxicillin): "Amoxicillin is contraindicated in patients who have experienced a serious hypersensitivity reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis or Stevens-Johnson syndrome) to Amoxicillin or to other ?-lactam antibiotics (e.g., penicillins and cephalosporins)." See: http://www.drugs.com/pro/amoxicillin.html ...Read more