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Can you overdose augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) kill?

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

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 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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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

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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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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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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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