Top 20 Doctor insights on: Amoxicillin prescribed for conjunctivitis

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Can conjunctivitis be healed with amoxicillin?

Can conjunctivitis be healed with amoxicillin?

Not needed: Most cases of conjunctivitis are like colds. No treatment is needed and they get better in 4-7 days. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more


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Polymyxin b sulfate 4x/day/1week for 6mo with conjunctivitis. I can barely get one dose. Will oral amoxicillin help anyway? Taking that for otitisme

Polymyxin b sulfate 4x/day/1week for 6mo with conjunctivitis. I can barely get one dose. Will oral amoxicillin help anyway? Taking that for otitisme

Ocular meds: Four times a day IS difficult to manage for many people, but the eye drop will treat the infection much faster than an oral medication. If resistance is the issue, try administering the dose to the corner of the eye while baby is sleeping flat, then gently open the eye and allow it to drain in. ...Read more

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Can I take amoxicillin for pink eye?

Can I take amoxicillin for pink eye?

No help: Oral antibiotics such as Amoxicillin really won't help with pink eye. Most of the time, pink eye is due to a virus. Even if it's bacterial, it's better treated with antibiotic eye drops rather than a pill. ...Read more

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7.5 month old daughter was given 7mls amoxicillin twice a day for 10 days. She is 14lbs 14oz the amount seems real high to me. It is for pink eye, and?

7.5 month old daughter was given 7mls amoxicillin twice a day for 10 days. She is 14lbs 14oz the amount seems real high to me. It is for pink eye, and?

Hard to say: You have not provided the strength of the med (amoxicillin) or a clear reason why it was used. Proper dose is higher for things like an ear infection that it would be for a bladder infection. There is more than one strength of medicine available, so giving the amount without the strength does not give us enough info. ...Read more

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Cold for 3 wks, then a facial herpes breakout, then pink eye. Went to dr, gave me a prescription for amoxicillin because "i've been sick so long" why?

Cold for 3 wks, then a facial herpes breakout, then pink eye. Went to dr, gave me a prescription for amoxicillin because "i've been sick so long" why?

Super-infection: There can many times be a bacterial infection on top of a viral (herpes) infection. This is called superinfection. The antibiotic will help remove such possibility, but probably best to also include an antiviral treatment like Acyclovir along with that. ...Read more

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Can oral augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) be used to treat "pink eye"?

Can oral augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) be used to treat "pink eye"?

No: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so antibiotics are usually not effective. Viral conjunctivitis tends to run it's course in 7-10 days. It can be very contagious, spreading from one eye to the other or to other people. Hand washing is essential. To be certain it is not a more serious bacterial or fungal infection, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Will amoxicillin treat pink eye if it is bacterial? My 5 year old has an ear infection accompanied by her eyes now oozing green. Wasn't sure if amoxic

Often come together: Pinkeye and ear infections often occur at or near the same time although they also occur separately. The Amoxicillin will not achieve a level in babies system to kill the eye germs. Your pedi or family doc can provide eye drops that help. ...Read more

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Hello. We have 4 kids, ages 5, 3, 1.5, and 8weeks. 5 yo and 1.5yo are on Amoxicillin and Cefdiner for ear infections. 3 yo on tobramycin for double pink eye. Now 1.5 yo and 8 week old have same symptoms as 3 yo with pink eye. Is it safe to give them tob

Hello. We have 4 kids, ages 5, 3, 1.5, and 8weeks. 5 yo and 1.5yo are on Amoxicillin and Cefdiner for ear infections. 3 yo on tobramycin for double pink eye. Now 1.5 yo and 8 week old have same symptoms as 3 yo with pink eye. Is it safe to give them tob

Mgt: Conjunctivitis or pink eye is very contagious. I would recommend that your two month old see your pediatrician. At this age infection may spread more easily to other areas and they also may have different susceptibility. Your 18 month old probably has the same infection and can start the Tobramycin drops, but each child should have their own dispenser. ...Read more

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Is ammoxicillin effective for pink eye?

Is ammoxicillin effective for pink eye?

No: Most pink eye is caused by viruses, and antibiotics, including amoxicillin, do not have any effect on them. ...Read more

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Does oral amoxicillan get rid of pink eye?

Does oral amoxicillan get rid of pink eye?

Pink eye: Usually caused by a virus but other causes include bacterial infection, irritations e.g chemical and allergies. Each cause require different management. In the case of bacterial conjunctivitis management will be topical ophthalmic antibiotics rather than oral antibiotics. ...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?

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

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My 4 year old son was prescribed amoxicillin twice a day I gave 1st one at 11 am can I give him next one at 9 pm before bed?

My 4 year old son was prescribed amoxicillin twice a day I gave 1st one at 11 am can I give him next one at 9 pm before bed?

Probably.: I think every 12 hours is optimal but if cannot, better to be an hour or 2 off then to skip doses. ...Read more

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Dentist prescribed Amoxicillin 500 mg 4 times daily for 3 days, then 3 times daily for 7 days. I'm fasting nowadays so how can I take them?

Dentist prescribed Amoxicillin 500 mg 4 times daily for 3 days, then 3 times daily for 7 days. I'm fasting nowadays so how can I take them?

As prescribed: Antibiotic required to control infection. Take exactly as directed with food or liquids. Fasting may have to be held in abayence until you are once again healthy. Of you are fasting for religious reasons you must still take Meds as directed. ...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