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What to do if I took too much amoxicillin?

What to do if I took too much amoxicillin?

Amoxicilin OD: One should try to never take more than the recommended dose of a medicine but fortunately this one has a fairly low risk of serious problems. One would have to take a very large amount of medicine to have any serious side effects from it. The most likely apart from an upset stomach would be diarrhea. ...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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What to do if I took too much amoxicillin by accident?

What to do if I took too much amoxicillin by accident?

Call poison control: Hot line 24/ 7 at 1-800-222-1222
(American Association of Poison Control Centers) for specific guidance. ...Read more

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Is taking amoxicillin 500mg 4 times a day for 95lb female too much?

Is taking amoxicillin 500mg 4 times a day for 95lb female too much?

Depends on reason: Each case is different. A patient can ask her own doctor about her individual case. Amoxicillin usually works for infections like strep throat, at 250mg 3 times a day, but 500mg 3 times a day is ok too. A doctor might prescribe more Amoxicillin if he thinks the patient's infection needs a bigger dose, or if he thinks the patient's intestines are not absorbing enough of the medication, etc... ...Read more

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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.

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

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My 3 year old son is 32pounds and was given amoxicillin 400mg/5ml 100ml to take 5ml twice a day for strep. Take all&finish. Isn't the dosage too much

My 3 year old son is 32pounds and was given amoxicillin 400mg/5ml 100ml to take 5ml twice a day for strep. Take all&finish. Isn't the dosage too much

No, that dose is: Fine. There is a dosing range depending on the child's weight, which is 40-80 mg/kg/day. He is 14.5 kg, so this dose is 55mg/kg/day, which is perfectly fine. ...Read more

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My son who is 2 yrs old and around 35lbs was prescribed amoxicillin 400mg/5ml 10ml twice a day does that sound accurate? Worried it might be too much?

My son who is 2 yrs old and around 35lbs was prescribed amoxicillin 400mg/5ml 10ml twice a day does that sound accurate? Worried it might be too much?

Not really: The dosing on this and most antibiotics depends on weight AND what you are treating. If it were a UTI or bronchitis where the abx gets into the germ areas easily we can use less, if ear infection we have to use more to get in. The dosing recommended for ear infections is 80-90 mg/kg/day. This would calculate to 716 mg twice a day or 1.78 tsp. Most just round up to 2 because the extra is not a problem ...Read more

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My 3 yr old (34 pounds), was prescribed to take 12 MLS of AMOXICILLIN 250 MG/5 ML SUSP twice a day for 10 days. Is this accurate? Or seem too much?

My 3 yr old (34 pounds), was prescribed to take 12 MLS of AMOXICILLIN 250 MG/5 ML SUSP twice a day for 10 days. Is this accurate? Or seem too much?

Amoxil (amoxicillin) dose range: The usual dose of Amoxil (amoxicillin) for active bacterial infection in children is generally dosed at 45-90 mg/kg in two divided doses. Your child's dose is just below the highest recommended amount. ...Read more

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Can I take antibiotics once a day instead of twice? I'm supposed to be taking 500 mg of amoxicillin twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. Can i just take 1000 mg once a day or would that be too much?

Can I take antibiotics once a day instead of twice? I'm supposed to be taking 500 mg of amoxicillin twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. Can i just take 1000 mg once a day or would that be too much?

You : You can, but you shouldn't! Amoxicillin is cleared quickly in the kidneys, so it won't really harm you to take twice the amount at once. But you won't have constant blood levels in order to fight infection. You really need to take it twice a day. ...Read more

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My 23 month old weighing about 23 lbs was perscribed amoxicillin 8 ml- is 8ml too much? I usually give 5 ml. We are out of town and went to a walk in

My 23 month old weighing about 23 lbs was perscribed amoxicillin 8 ml- is 8ml too much? I usually give 5 ml.  We are out of town and went to a walk in

? Dosage: Need to also know the concentration of the amoxicillin prescribed as well as how many times a day it is being prescribed. Please resubmit question with that information. ...Read more

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Is 2000 mg of amoxicillin too much following a tooth extraction,is it ok to take 3 times a day instead of 4?

Is 2000 mg of amoxicillin too much following a tooth extraction,is it ok to take 3 times a day instead of 4?

Probably OK, but...: That's a larger than usual dose and would be likely to cause diarrhea and/or abdominal cramping. But not otherwise likely to be harmful. Discuss the dose (and possible change to 3 times daily) with the doctor or dentist who prescribed it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Was prescribed amoxicillin 500 mg every 6 hours for tooth infection. Is that normal? It sounds like too much. Safe?

500 mg every 8 hours: Amoxicillin is the drug of choice for dental infection and works longer than penicillin VK and ampicillin. The typical adult dose 500 mg every 8 hours or 3 times /day for 7 to 10 days. ...Read more

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What antibiotic can be used for a 29-year-old type 1 diabetic patient with acute tonsillitis?1000 mg amoxicillin or clindamycin injection too much?

What antibiotic can be used for a 29-year-old type 1 diabetic patient with acute tonsillitis?1000 mg amoxicillin or clindamycin injection too much?

See below: It could be a viral infection and not need antibiotic treatment. If a test for strep throat is positive treatment with pen vk, Amoxicillin or an oral cephalosporin should work. The antibiotic needs to be taken for 10 days. Good luck. ...Read more

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Son was diagnosed with strep throat. Hive amoxicillin. He weighs 25lbs. And I have to give him 500mg twice a day. Too much?

Son was diagnosed with strep throat. Hive amoxicillin. He weighs 25lbs. And I have to give him 500mg twice a day. Too much?

Yes, it is: It is not prudent to treat your own son unless you are a physician. If you have the results that are positive for strep, at least call or visit your pediatrician.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Is having too many antibiotics esp augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) the cause. Of jaundice?

Is having too many antibiotics esp augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) the cause. Of jaundice?

Possibly: There are many medications whic can lead to jaundice. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is one of tose reported to do this. It is not very common and the reaction is not related to the dose. It is called an "idiosyncratic" reaction — meaning we don't know what triggers it in certain people. ...Read more

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Too much gastric and also nausea, tiredness, headache, missed periods, back ache is the symptom of pregnency or effect of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 625 mg?I'm confused

Too much gastric and also nausea, tiredness, headache, missed periods, back ache is the symptom of pregnency or effect of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 625 mg?I'm confused

Go back to doctor: If you are uncertain what your symptoms are being caused by, and are not feeling better, then you should definitely go back and be re-examined and discuss this at length with the doctor treating you. If you don't get a satisfactory response, then go and get a second opinion. ...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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How much liquid amoxicillin for an adult?

How much liquid amoxicillin for an adult?

Depends on the dose: Amoxicillin comes in 250mgm in 5 ml and adults usually need 500 mgm 3 times a day So it comes to 250mgm/5ml Give 10 ml 3 times a day
This for adults who refuse to swallow capsules ...Read more

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How much 400mg amoxicillin for 6 month old?

How much 400mg amoxicillin for 6 month old?

See below: The pediatric dosage of Amoxicillin has a wide range from 20-90 mg per killogram o body weight per day divided into 3 daily doses. ...Read more

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How much amoxicillin at 400mg can I give a five-year-old?

How much amoxicillin at 400mg can I give a five-year-old?

Not age based: The dose is not based on age, but on weight and condition being treated. Some conditions require a small dose of just 25mg/kg of body weight, while others require 90mg/kg of body weight. You should not be self dosing a 5-year-old. That's what your pediatrician is for — their expertise determines what dose your child needs for their specific condition and body weight. ...Read more

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How much amoxicillin 400mg should I give me son that weights 41 pounds and is 6 for strep?

Dose for strep: You can give him roughly 25 mg/kg per dose, twice daily dosing for 10 days. If you have the 400 mg/5 ml suspension of amoxicillin, you could give him 6 ml (=480 mg) twice daily for 10 days. Make sure to give him the full 10-day course even if he is feeling well after a couple of days. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin go bad?

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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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxil is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more