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How can I get my baby to take amoxicillin without fussing?

How can I get my baby to take amoxicillin without fussing?

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

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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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What is amoxicillin used to treat in babies?

What is amoxicillin used to treat in babies?

Amoxicillin: This a broad spectrum penicillin derivative that can be used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. In babies it may be used for ear infection, strep throat, and others. Unfortunately it is often prescribed when there is no obvious need, just to be on the safe side. This practice must be balanced against potential complications. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin treat strep throat in an infant? What would be the dosage for a five month old?

Can amoxicillin treat strep throat in an infant? What would be the dosage for a five month old?

Not common: Under a year of age , but can happen. Should have a strep test to confirm. The doctor will calculate the dose based on weight(@ 40mg/kg. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long does it take amoxicillin to get out of body?

Can you tell me how long does it take amoxicillin to get out of body?

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

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My four month has amoxicillin, it expired the 19th can she take it today? Until I get more in the morning, she hasn't had any for two days now.

My four month has amoxicillin, it expired the 19th can she take it today? Until I get more in the morning, she hasn't had any for two days now.

Please don't give: I would advise to not give it because it has expired. It might cause adverse reaction. Expired meds can cause adverse reactions. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the antibiotic amoxicillin to get completely out of your system?

How long does it take for the antibiotic amoxicillin to get completely out of your system?

About 6 hours: Half life of Amoxicillin is only about an hour; in general, it takes about 4-5 half lives to clear a drug to undetectable levels, so 6 hours or so is adequate. ...Read more

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I was allergic to penicillin as a baby. Now I am 34. Is it likely that if I take amoxicillin I could have a reaction?

I was allergic to penicillin as a baby. Now I am 34. Is it likely that if I take amoxicillin I could have a reaction?

Yes: Amoxicillin is a form of penicillin and does carry the risk of an allergic (immediate hypersensitivity )reaction if that is indeed what you had. Unfortunately the actual symptoms of drug reactions are typically poorly documented. The good news : Penicillin allergy tends to fade with time so there is an excellent chance that you are no longer allergic. A penicillin skin test can determine this ...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