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Amoxicillin With Milk
My 16 mth Old has a double ear infection and a cold (a lot of mucus). Is it ok to give her whole milk or will that make the mucus worse? She is on Amoxicillin, will the milk affect the antibiotic?
Milk is okay!: Milk is okay, itis a myth that it makes mucus worse. Don't give her milk within an hour to hour and a half before or after the antibiotic, as it can interfere with absorption of the antibiotic. This is true for all meds, except those that say "take with food." Same thing goes for antacids. Hope she is better by Xmas! If she is, I know that you will be, too. Happy Holidays! ...Read more
Amoxil&clavulanate: Yes you can mix it in any thing as long as it gets in your stomach. ...Read more
My daughter is 1 and refuses all oral medicine. She was just prescribed amoxicillin. Is it ok to mix it with her milk?
Can my bby continue taking porridge mixed with milk when he is on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?
Hello, my baby has ear infection and is being treated with amoxicillin. Can she take the medication immediately after having milk and yogurt. Thank you!
Yes: She can take the medicine after drinking and eating milk and yogurt. ...Read more
If my toddler has double ear infections will giving her milk affect her condition and the amoxicillin she is taking?
Milk: Milk will have no effect on your child's condition or the amoxicllen. ...Read more
Hi doc I am a breastfeeding mom and am taking amoxicillin. Since I start taking, my breast milk is decreasing. Will it increase after I finish taking?
My toddler has had several ear infections. She has taken all her amoxicillin, but I've noticed she keeps poking at her ears. Will milk bring em back?
Yes, but drink it all: You can mix the two together, but then you have to be sure you or your child drinks every last little bit of the combination to get all of the medicine. The medicine you ask about, augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is not very palatable, especially the generic. Yu can also ask many pharmacists to flavor the medication if you or child can't stand the taste, or chase it with something like m&m's to make it taste better. ...Read more
Yes: If he usually drinks regular milk, he can continue doing so. It is not a good idea to take any medicine 30 minutes before or within an hour after drinking milk, as the milk coats the stomach and can prevent adequate absorption of the medicine. ...Read more
I just had 500mg amoxycillin on empty stomach, after I drank a cup of chocolate milk. Do u foresee any big problem? Feeling a little gastric pain now
Should be OK.: I can't foresee any big problems with that. ...Read more
Amoxicilin OD: One should try to never take more than the recommended dose of a medicine but fortunately this one has a fairly low risk of serious problems. One would have to take a very large amount of medicine to have any serious side effects from it. The most likely apart from an upset stomach would be diarrhea. ...Read more