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What is the definition or description of: Amoxicillin overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Amoxicillin overdose?

Amoxicillin overdose: The most common symptoms of an amoxicillin overdose are nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. ...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


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What is the treatment for amoxicillin overdose?

What is the treatment for amoxicillin overdose?

Amoxicillin: It is actually, with normal kidney function, to overdose on penicillin-type antimicrobials. Most complications of treatment are not due to too high a dose but rather allergies or drug-associated diarrhea or colitis. ...Read more

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I would like to know what the effects of and overdose of amoxicillin are for a 6 yr old girl? The amoxicillin is for two different children of different ages and my daughter just drank 3bottles that were almost full.

I would like to know what the effects of and overdose of amoxicillin are for a 6 yr old girl? The amoxicillin is for two different children of different ages and my daughter just drank 3bottles that were almost full.

Not much: I agree with Dr McMullen, a call to poison control is worthwhile. I would not expect a real toxic outcome, but there is likely a good chance she will have diarrhea. The antibiotics will also kill off a lot of the "good" bacteria in her intestines, so it is a good idea to start loading her with probiotics to re-establish the gut balance. Also look into how/why she had access and make some changes ...Read more

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My son 25lb was given amoxicillin 400/5ml twice a day 5ml for otitis is seem ok? I worried overdose

Normal dose: The most often recommended dose for otitis media at his age is 80-90 mg/kg, which is what you were given. Lower dose es are often given for things like a UTI or lung infection because the med gets into those areas easier. With otitis the germs differ and more is recommended. ...Read more

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Can children use Amoxil (amoxicillin)?

Can children use Amoxil (amoxicillin)?

Amoxil (amoxicillin): Amoxil (amoxicillin) and similar antibiotics are frequently used in children and safe when appropriately dosed according to weight. Those with penicillin allergy should avoid this medication. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How many amoxicillin does it take to overdose?

How many amoxicillin does it take to overdose?

Take proper dose: In case of overdosage, discontinue medication, treat symptomatically, and institute supportive measures. A prospective study of 51 pediatric patients at a poison-control center suggested that overdosages of less than 250 mg/kg of Amoxicillin are not associated with significant clinical symptoms. ...Read more

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How much amoxicillin is an overdose that can hurt you?

Amoxicillin: It is actually, with normal kidney function, to overdose on penicillin-type antimicrobials. Most complications of treatment are not due to too high a dose but rather allergies or drug-associated diarrhea or colitis. ...Read more

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I took extra amoxicillin today. Will this cause an overdose?

I took extra amoxicillin today. Will this cause an overdose?

Only a few? No: If you took a whole bottle of the antibiotic while you have kidney failure, then yes- however, I am assuming you may have taken a few extra tablets (1-3), which is not typically associated with an antibiotic "overdose". ...Read more

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Can someone overdose on amoxicillin at 3 times the normal dose?

Amoxil (amoxicillin) overdose: You can end up with stomach pains or gastritis and/ or diarrhea. ...Read more

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What is a dangerously high overdose of amoxicillin? Five times the usual dose? More?

What is a dangerously high overdose of amoxicillin? Five times the usual dose? More?

Why do you ask?: There is a wide range of dosing for amoxicillin, depending on the infection being treated. In pediatrics, the dose can range from 20 mg/kg to 90 mg/kg. If you think you took too much, call the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222. ...Read more

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My son ingested 3x the recommended dose of his amoxicillin, what are some signs I should look for incase he was in fact overdosing?

My son ingested 3x the recommended dose of his amoxicillin, what are some signs I should look for incase he was in fact overdosing?

Nothing particular: This may put him at a little more risk for loose stools but it is not a threat. Amoxicillin in non-allergic kids does not become a toxin like some drugs when taken in excess. The med was just wasted & peed out of his system in less than a day. ...Read more

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I accidentally took an 875mg of amoxicillin 3 hours before I was supposed to. Does this count as an overdose and if so what do I do?

No risk, no worry: Amoxicillin is an extremely safe drug. You could take 5 doses at once without harm, except maybe some cramping and diarrhea. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Once upon a lid how long we reuse liquid amoxicillin for children?

Once upon a lid how long we reuse liquid amoxicillin for children?

Open bottle: If the bottle has been opened and partly used and properly stored then about 2 weeks. If you have not opened the bottle then it's the expiration date on the bottle. I believe it has to be refrigerated. ...Read more

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My 29lb daughter was given a dosage of 4ml twice a day of liquid amoxicillin (400mg/5ml). Does it correct? Not overdose? Thank You.

Depends: The dosing for this med is based on both patient weight and what you are treating. For some respiratory or urinary infections the dosage of 50mg/kg/d would be expected. For an otitis media, 90mg/kg could be considered proper. Your dosage is at the lower end of normal for some issues and low for others. ...Read more

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My 42lb son was given a dosage of 6mls twice a day of liquid amoxicillin (400mg/5ml) for strep. Does this seem right? Worried about overdose. Thanks.

Yes: The dose your son was given is correct. Make sure he is staying hydrated and don't forget to get him a new tooth brush in a few days (his old one is likely teeming with strep). Hope he starts feeling better really soon! ...Read more

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My 70lb son was given a dosage of 18. 5mls twice a day of liquid amoxicillin (400mg/5ml) for strep. Does this seem right? Worried about overdose. Than

Seems high: That dose is about 1400 mg per dose which translates into 90 mg/kg per day. This is on the high end of treating resistant strep pneumo for otitis media. Definitely not appropriate dose for strep or pneumonia ...Read more

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Can you give children s Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while child is taking amoxicillin?

Can you give children s Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while child is taking amoxicillin?

Polypharmacy: These two medications have no significant interaction and are generally safe together. For more specifics, contact the prescribing physician as he or she would have more medical history available that could potentially be relevant. ...Read more

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Taking 3G of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) at once is it overdose?

No More Than Once!: As far as I know, the highest one-time dose is 875 mg. You're supposed to take that twice a day, so you do the math. Was that a one-time 3g dose? Someone might have had some idea why to do that. There's a high dose, 2g twice a day, therapy for sinusitis, but that's about it. So maybe double check with whomever prescribed it on what the deal is here. Then let me know, thanks ...Read more

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What is the treatment for augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) overdose?

What is the treatment for augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) overdose?

Time: Taking too much Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) may cause nausea and vomiting. It may later cause diarrhea. Higher doses of amoxicillin, the main component of augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) are recommended for some infections ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) overdose?

Augmentin OD: According to Drugs. Com Augmentin overdose symptoms can include: "Overdose symptoms may include confusion, behavior changes, a severe skin rash, urinating less than usual, or seizure (black-out or convulsions)." REF: https://www. Drugs. Com/amoxicillin.html ...Read more

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Can you overdose augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) kill?

Not really: Chances are you will get sick. Why do you ask? If you think of harming yourself, please. Get seen. This is your mind playing a cruel trick. It does not have to be like this. ...Read more

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If I take a bottle of augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) will I overdose?

If I take a bottle of augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) will I overdose?

Not likely.: However, you may get severe GI upset and constipation that will persist for a number of days. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a mixture of 2 antibiotics. Antibiotics, in
general, help ward off bacterial infections. They also cause gastrointestinal upset. Be aware. ...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


Amoxicillin Overdose (Definition)

The most common symptoms of an amoxicillin overdose are ...Read more