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Can You Take Too Much Amoxicillin
Hi, My 5 year old was prescribed to take 11ml of amoxicillin twice a day (400mg/5ml). He is 43 lbs and I feel like that's too much.
Sounds right: A 5 year old who is 43 lbs is about 20 kg. If he/she has an ear infection, sinus infection or pneumonia, the correct dose is 90 mg per kg per day dosed twice a day. 11 ml twice a day sounds correct. If it is not an ear, sinus, or lung infection he/she is being treated for, please ask the physician who prescribed the medication. ...Read more
Yes and no see below: No problem taking Amoxicillin with coldeze from a toxicity or side effect standpoint, but the only reason to take coldeze is if you have a common cold for which there would be no reason to take amoxicillin. Conversely if you have a bacterial infection needing Amoxicillin there would be no reason to take coldeze. Only if you had a cold and a bacterial infection at the same time would both be used. ...Read more
Amoxil (amoxicillin): "Amoxicillin is contraindicated in patients who have experienced a serious hypersensitivity reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis or Stevens-Johnson syndrome) to Amoxicillin or to other β-lactam antibiotics (e.g., penicillins and cephalosporins)." See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/amoxicillin. Html ...Read more
Amoxicillin dosing: That is a question for the doctor who prescribed the Amoxicillin for you. You should not be taking old medicine or someone else's medicine. The dose would vary according to what you are being treated for and there are sometimes other factors to take into account, as well. ...Read more
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
Goody powder: Which preparation? If it is the one that has aspirin (acetyl salicylic acid) in it, so it won't fit with amoxicillin, if acetaminophen is the analgesic included, then, it is safe to combine with amoxicillin. Good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, good luck ...Read more
Not a good idea: It may be still effective but it might be subpotent. I suggest my patients follow expiration dates carefully. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
GiveAHootDon'tPollut: What for? More is not necessarily better. But, then again, in specific cases it's given that way (e.g. before some dental procedures). Probably won't hurt, but it would be nice to know what's on your or your doctor's mind (if anything...). No sense in taking it that way if you don't need to. That would just lead to a higher chance of side effects, bacterial resistance and environmental pollution. ...Read more
NO: It is not advisable to take expired medications (some maybe poisonous) expired Amoxicillin may not take care of the infection and may hurt you by creating a more resistant bacteria. Please see your doctor for proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment (antibiotic choice, dose, therapy duration).Take care of yourself. ...Read more
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Give it in a nipple: Babies 2-12 months old are sometimes prescribed oral antibiotics (examples: amoxil, (amoxicillin) keflex, zithromax). One can "feed" the antibiotic to a baby by putting a nipple in the baby's mouth and dropping the medicine into the nipple. Another way is to mix the antibiotic with a few teaspoons of breastmilk or formula, and then give it in a nipple the same way. ...Read more
Yes, if indicated: There shouldn't be any interaction between the two medicine. But only take them if they are necessary to treat infection and recommended by your doctor or healthcare provider.. ...Read more
For the most part: Yogurt or other fermented foods are okay to take during/after antibiotic treatment. Antibiotics take care of the bad bacteria, but can also get rid of the good bacteria in our gut. It is helpful to eat fermented, probiotic-rich foods to help replenish the lost good bacteria. The only reasons not to eat yogurt is if you have a dairy allergy/intolerance or if it's made with a lot of added sugar. ...Read more
May not be eff: May not be effective. Don't take them. ...Read more
Amoxicillin t (1/2): The drug itself has a very short half-life -only about 30 minutes. Generally after about 5 'half-lives' the drug washes out of your system (which is why you take the drug 3x a day - to get good levels and keep them there during therapy). If you're having side effects, the drug may have already left your system but side effects remain (like diarrhea). If it's bad, call the doc who prescribed it. ...Read more
Large dose: That's quite a large dose of amoxicillin - although not really harmful. You might have some GI symptoms - nausea or cramps. The good thing, however, is the medication is not very toxic AND it has a very short half-life which means it would wash out of your system quite quickly. It is important to know more about the CIRCUMSTANCES of this incident -so I hope you would talk to a doctor right away. ...Read more
Yes: If it is pills. Pills stay potent for awhile (6 months to several years) after their expiration dates. One that expired in january 2013 is still good. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on what type of infection its being used to treat. It is not uncommon for it to take a few days before you see significant improvement in an infection after antibiotics are started. If the bacteria causing the infection are resistant to amoxicillin, as many are, the antibiotic will not work. ...Read more
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