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Can I dissolve amoxicillin/clavulanic acid pills in water and take it that way?

Can I dissolve amoxicillin/clavulanic acid pills in water and take it that way?

Depends: Need to ask your pharmacist on specific pill formulation--some must stay intact so get "time release" dosing effect. Others, crush away! If there is any indication of extended release ("er" or similar in name), definitely not. ...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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Can I take my expired amoxicillin pills from 2 years ago?

Can I take my expired amoxicillin pills from 2 years ago?

You shouldn't.: The old Amoxicillin will not hurt you, but is probably too old to be as effective as it should be. ...Read more

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Can a 4 1/2 year old take amoxicillin in pill form 250 mg?

Can a 4 1/2 year old take amoxicillin in pill form 250 mg?

Depends on kid: I have had kids as young as 2 take pills. I doubt if this would be the proper dose for any 4 yo for most conditions. If you are using left over meds from some other kid/condition you may be doing more harm than good. ...Read more

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What will happen if someone takes 875 mgs of amoxicillin and 125 mgs clavulanic acid?

What will happen if someone takes 875 mgs of amoxicillin and 125 mgs clavulanic acid?

Augmentin 875/125: This is a standard 'fixed dose' of Augmentin - which is quite an effective antibiotic. The clavulanic acid is a separate medicine from the amoxicillin which helps or 'augments' its effect. Unless you have a penicillin allergy or some other intolerance, I would take the antibiotic as prescribed. If you have questions, you can call the doctor who prescribed it in the first place. They're responsible ...Read more

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If I took 2 500mg amoxicillin pills can I take Flagyl while I am taking the amoxicillin?

If I took 2 500mg amoxicillin pills can I take Flagyl while I am taking the amoxicillin?

Yes: No interaction between the amoxil (amoxicillin) and flagyl, so okay to take both depending on the condition you are bring treating for. ...Read more

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I'm curious what could happen if someone takes too many tablets that contain 875 mgs of amoxicillin and 125 mgs clavulanic acid?

Probably nothing: These drugs are pretty much harmless. Someone could hardly take enough do do any damage. (Ten times this dose, or its equivalent in similar drugs, is sometimes given intravenously for serious infections.) ...Read more

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I am on amoxicillin acid clavulanic 875/125mg 2 per day treatmant for 8 days now, by accident I just took 2 pills back to back in 1hour what should ido?

I am on amoxicillin acid clavulanic 875/125mg 2 per day treatmant for 8 days now, by accident I just took 2 pills back to back in 1hour what should ido?

Nothing to do: Be prepared for possible stomach ache and diarrhea from the clavulonic acid. If you are not taking probiotics it may be a good idea to get some. Otherwise it is not going to hurt you. ...Read more

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I have to take Amoxicillin and I cannot swallow pills at all. I've tried anyway possible can I just break open the capsules?

You can break the: Capsules and drink the powder with some water or mild juice, but it is better taken whole as capsules are designed to be digested slowly and the medicine absorbed with time. But if you must then you must. I would think of perhaps asking the doctor for the liquid formulation instead. ...Read more

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My son who is one and my nephew who is two might have swallowed an amoxicillin 875mg pill should I take them to the hospital?

My son who is one and my nephew who is two might have swallowed an amoxicillin 875mg pill should I take them to the hospital?

No: A one year old is typically about 20 pounds, or 10 kg, though usually a little more. The two year old perhaps almost 30 pounds. 875 mg is not that significantly above their normal therapeutic dose. There may be some normal fallout such as an Amoxicillin rash or a mild diarrhea, but the dose they took is nowhere near a toxic level. In the future, if there's a question, call poison control. ...Read more

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I have been on amoxicillin for 7 days which finished on Saturday, I decided to stop taking my pill as I was told it would me ineffective, do I just need to take the normal 7 days of the pill to get it back into my system or will the antibiotics still make

I have been on amoxicillin for 7 days which finished on Saturday, I decided to stop taking my pill as I was told it would me ineffective, do I just need to take the normal 7 days of the pill to get it back into my system or will the antibiotics still make

Depends on why on it: Why were you on it? Who told you it would be ineffective and why? Several questions need to be addressed here to try and assist you. Can try live virtual consult with one of our providers to try and help you. Too much infor needed to do this via limited chat session. Sorry. Dr R ...Read more

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I am on meloxicam and celabenzaprine a muscle relaxer is it safe to take amoxicillin while on them pills?

I am on meloxicam and celabenzaprine a muscle relaxer is it safe to take amoxicillin while on them pills?

Maybe: Amoxicillin and Meloxicam together may increase blood levels of the other, so if you are at higher doses of either drug, you may be more likely to have side effects. All drugs have side effects, so your final check should be with the doctor giving you the prescriptions and your pharmacist. ...Read more

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I'm on femme tab 20/100 I have to take a course of amoxicillin ranbaxy fir 5 days will the pill still cover from pregnancy plz?

Use alternate method: Antibiotics like amoxicillin can interfere with the efficacy of birth control pills. So while you are taking the amoxicillin you should use condoms (or abstinence) ...Read more

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I missed an amoxicillin pill after dental work. I read online that I should not take twice the dosage to make up for it. Is that so?

Not a big deal: Amoxicillin work best when there is a steady blood level concentration. If you missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose and you take 2 doses a day, take the one you missed and the next dose 5 hours later. Take care. ...Read more

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Doc gave me amoxicillin such as take 2 today and one pill every 8 hrs for 4 days. For tooth inf. Is this a correct course? I always seen 7-10 days

It depends...: Most common dose would be 2 gm/day (500mg x4 or 875 mg x3) for 7 days. If definitive treatment will be done sooner than 7 days, then a lesser course may be all that is necessary.
Consider asking the doc or staff, there could be a specific reason why this particular course of amox was prescribed for you. ...Read more

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Wasn't aware that amoxicillin effected b/c pill. Take b/c correctly daily. Had sex 1st day on the med and 1st b/c pill in pack. Pulled out, preg?

Questionable: The effect of amoxicillin or antibiotic on BCP has long been debated and the evidence is really not strong at all. I do not believe that you are at a high risk of getting pregnant from taking the amoxicillin. ...Read more

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I suffer fron tonsolitis and pharingitis with little fever when disese start fever reach40 and I take amoxicillin with clavulenic acid but no improve?

I suffer fron tonsolitis and pharingitis with little fever when disese start fever reach40 and I take amoxicillin with clavulenic acid but no improve?

Get seen again: If you have been on antibiotics for more than 72 hours and you still have a fever, get checked again today. There are other causes of a sore throat, besides strep, including mononucleosis. But you may also have an abscess due to strep. So please be evaluated again. ...Read more

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Had to take amoxicillin, diaflucan & ampicillin b2b. Still on amp. Had unprotected sex last night. Am on second pill of BC pack. Am I safe?

Had to take amoxicillin, diaflucan & ampicillin b2b. Still on amp. Had unprotected sex last night. Am on second pill of BC pack. Am I safe?

From pregnancy?: If you are asking if you are protected from pregnancy, the answer is "probably", but not 100%. There is an inherent 0.1% failure rate of BC pills when taken perfectly, and there is the possibility that antibiotics can make them less effective, though no one has studied how much less. As for being protected from STDs, there are many infections resistant to ampicillin, so you are not safe there. ...Read more

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Had to take amoxicillin, diaflucan & ampicillin b2b. Still on amp. Had unprotected sex last night. Am on second pill of BC pack. Am I safe?

Had to take amoxicillin, diaflucan & ampicillin b2b. Still on amp. Had unprotected sex last night. Am on second pill of BC pack. Am I safe?

Probably: You are correct to be concerned about your protection! Any time you take antibiotics, there can be interference with your oral contraceptives! In this case, you are less likely to have a problem due to the timing with your cycle BUT you should ALWAYS use back up protection when taking antibiotics and don't forget that you need protection against STDs! ...Read more

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Today is thurs, starting last sunday I was supposed to get period. I started amoxil (amoxicillin) on tues. Take sprintec but this week is sugar pills. No period?

Today is thurs, starting last sunday I was supposed to get period. I started amoxil (amoxicillin) on tues. Take sprintec but this week is sugar pills. No period?

Your missed: Cycle is not due to the amoxil (amoxicillin). Missing a period on a birth control is not unusual. If a drug had an effect you would have mopre bleeding because the contraceptive pill would be metaboized more quickly. ...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