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Is doubling dose of amoxicillin to child dangerous?

Is doubling dose of amoxicillin to child dangerous?

Not necessarily: It is unlikely to hurt the child but may increase risk of sme side effects like diarrhea. Some infections require rather large doses while others do 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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Is a double dose of amoxicillin for a child any danger?

Is a double dose of amoxicillin for a child any danger?

No: The extra medicine is not toxic to your child like it would be doubling up on a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or other med with a narrow safety profile. There may be an increase in the risk of developing diarrhea at higher doses. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take expired liquid amoxicillin?

Is it dangerous to take expired liquid amoxicillin?

Danger - no: It's not dangerous in that it is going to hurt you in any way. However, two questions to think about: why did you have some left over - you should finish what you are prescribed every time to avoid bacterial resistance. Number two: why are you taking expired antibiotics? If you have a new illness that you think needs medicine, you should gt an appropriate dose for an appropriate period of time. ...Read more

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Will smoking weed and taking amoxicillin while pregnant dangerous?

Will smoking weed and taking amoxicillin while pregnant dangerous?

Yes and No: Smoking weed while pregnant is dangerous. Taking amoxicillin while pregnant is not dangerous, unless a person is allergic to amoxicillin. Pregnant women should not take anything into their bodies that is not healthy and necessary. ...Read more

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I have bad cough in my 18 week pregnancy, I'm taking amoxicillin 500 mg, n ketotifen1 mg is it danger for baby?

I have bad cough in my 18 week pregnancy, I'm taking amoxicillin 500 mg, n ketotifen1 mg is it danger for baby?

Category C: Especially if the medication in a topical/local form, it is relatively safe (e.g. risks to the baby are minimal; but not zero). ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin efficient in curing urethritis? Scared to take Azythromicin, too many dangerous side effects. I'm taking probiotic too. Is that ok?

Is amoxicillin efficient in curing urethritis? Scared to take Azythromicin, too many dangerous side effects. I'm taking probiotic too. Is that ok?

Urethritis treatment: Azithromycin causes almost no side effects other than stomach upset after a large dose -- and that usually clears up in 1-2 hours. Amoxicillin is a poor choice: it will not cure urethritis except when caused by gonorrhea, and often not then. If you're dead set against azithro, talk with your doctor about doxycycline (but that actually has more side effects). The probiotic will make no difference. ...Read more

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Husband accidentally took two doses of his augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) within 4 hours. Is that dangerous?

Husband accidentally took two doses of his augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) within 4 hours. Is that dangerous?

Too much Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): Nope. He may experience some discomfort in his abdomen and even have some softening of the stool, but not to worry. He should be fine. ...Read more

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Amoxicillin can cause swollen armpit and groin glands? Why? Dangerous?

Amoxicillin: This benign antibiotic is not likely to produce changes beyond allergic reactions. Something else is gong on here and you need to allow your doctor to diagnose and manage. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pap smear showed slightly higher than norm for strep b. Was prescribed flagyl and amoxicillin. Is flagyl necessary? Pharmacists said it is dangerous.

Pap smear showed slightly higher than norm for strep b. Was prescribed flagyl and amoxicillin. Is flagyl necessary? Pharmacists said it is dangerous.

Risk vs benefit: Think of every medication, procedure & test as a double edge sword. You need to figure out of desired benefit is greater than potential risk. With regards to antibiotics, we don't recommend them for simple colds & sinus infections which are typically caused by viruses. But most bladder infections & sexually transmitted infections/diseases respond to antibiotics (and are worth risk if not allergic) ...Read more

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Can a tooth abcess on your front teeth like under your nose spread quickly? Is it more dangerous? Taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for it

Can a tooth abcess on your front teeth like under your nose spread quickly? Is it more dangerous? Taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for it

See a dentist ASAP: A tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your body. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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I have given my son two antibiotics, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 7.5mls, and after 5hrs I gave azithromycin 5mls. 4yrs with severe Tonsilitis how dangerous is this?

Tonsillitis: Why did your pediatrician prescribe two antibiotics? This is not typical or advised. Do not over does the child. Call your doctor and clarify this. For typical strep or staph tonsillitis, 7-10 days of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) every 12 to 8 hrs depending on the dose is enough. I don't see any benefit to adding Zithromax. Over use of antibiotics is harmful in the short and long run. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to concieve after antibiotics? My husband was on Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and Entizol after his wisdom tooth extraction. How long should we wait?

Is it dangerous to concieve after antibiotics? My husband was on Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and Entizol after his wisdom tooth extraction. How long should we wait?

Males no: Usually antibiotics affect the efficacy of contraception for women where they could become pregnant while on antibiotics
Men taking antibiotics usually pose no threat If his infection is really severe you might want to wait few days because there could be some germs still present in his mouth ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin go bad?

Yes: All drugs eventually go bad. All drugs have an expiration date on the bottle. The drug is not necessarily inactive after this expiration date but has only been tested by the manufacturer to be active for that length of time. ...Read more

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What is amoxicillin used for?

An antibiotic: It is an antibiotic that is in the penicillin family and effective against a certain class of infections. ...Read more

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How are amoxicillin capsules?

Amoxicillin: Is a penicillin type antibiotic which can be affective in the treatment of bladder & ear infections, Pneumonia and some STD's. ...Read more

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Generic brand for amoxicillin?

Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is the generic name. Amoxil (amoxicillin) is the brand name. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin have a taste?

Yes: Yes, but it depends upon which brand is being used. Usually not bad one, with 'bubble gum' flavor being common in my area. ...Read more

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How do you feel on amoxicillin?

Hopefully better: Not sure what you are asking. Generally Amoxicillin has few side-effects. Some people have mild GI intolerance, and there are allergic reactions. If it is doing its job and was chosen carefully you should feel improved. ...Read more

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Amoxil (Definition)

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