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Missed 2 doses of amoxicillin. Should I take now and just continue tomorrow as normal!?

Missed 2 doses of amoxicillin. Should I take now and just continue tomorrow as normal!?

Missed doses: Greetings. All medications are written for you to take them at regular intervals. Fortunately Amoxicillin has no toxic dose. You can take the 2 missed doses tonight. I would recommend with some food to help prevent diarrhea. This is not an open instruction to take these medications as you wish. Finish the dose AT the recommended intervals. Good Luck. ...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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I missed a dose of amoxicillin 500mg I was supposed to take it at 2:00pm & took it at 4:30pm do I continue my regular dose at 10pm or change it?

I missed a dose of amoxicillin 500mg I was supposed to take it at 2:00pm & took it at 4:30pm do I continue my regular dose at 10pm or change it?

Doesn't matter: For most antibiotics, dosing frequency usually doesn't matter very much. The important thing is to take all doses every 24 hours. With amoxicilin 4x daily, anywhere from 4 to 10 hours is OK between doses. A good schedule usually is bedtime, when you wake up, and space the other two doses more or less equally during the day. (Unless your doctor advises otherwise.) ...Read more

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Take amoxicillin 500mg 3times a day. I usually take at 9am 3 pm and 9pm. I missed 9pm dose, woke up at 3.30am and took. Continue normal sched.dosage?

Take amoxicillin 500mg 3times a day. I usually take at 9am 3 pm and 9pm. I missed 9pm dose, woke up at 3.30am and took. Continue normal sched.dosage?

Yes: Yes. Generally if you miss a dose, you take it as soon as you remember unless it’s almost time to take your next dose, then you would skip the missed dose. ...Read more

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Supposed to take amoxicillin dose every 8 hours. What happens if you miss one dose by three hours?

Not much: If you miss a dose of antibiotic or take one late, just get back on the regular schedule prescribed by your doctor, stay on it, and you should be ok. Doses are timed to keep the amount of drug in your system at an optimal level to do what the drug is intended to do--in the case of antibiotics, they weaken or kill bacteria. A single missed dose lets the level get too low but is correctable. ...Read more

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Missed 2 days of my liquid amoxicillin for strep. Just took a dose. Would an allergic reaction such as rash or anaphylaxis happen? I did 5 days of it.

Missed 2 days of my liquid amoxicillin for strep. Just took a dose. Would an allergic reaction such as rash or anaphylaxis happen? I did 5 days of it.

Unlikely: to have an allergic reaction or anaphylaxis. If you were allergic in this way you would most likely have the reaction almost immediately with the first dose, not after 5 days. You should try to be completely compliant with antibiotic therapy especially when treating Strep. ...Read more

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I missed an amoxicillin pill after dental work. I read online that I should not take twice the dosage to make up for it. Is that so?

Not a big deal: Amoxicillin work best when there is a steady blood level concentration. If you missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose and you take 2 doses a day, take the one you missed and the next dose 5 hours later. Take care. ...Read more

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Can taking amoxicillin make you miss your menstrual period?

Can taking amoxicillin make you miss your menstrual period?

No it will not: No Amoxicillin will have no effect on your menstrual periods, but because Amoxicillin is used for infections and infections can be stressful and cause stress and anxiety, you may miss your perioddo a home pregnancy test and if not pregnant wait for periods to return or see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Im on Lo Loestrin as BC and took amoxicillin a few weeks ago. I had sex at this time w/o protection. Missed my period but had a neg hpt. What do I do?

Im on Lo Loestrin as BC and took amoxicillin a few weeks ago. I had sex at this time w/o protection. Missed my period but had a neg hpt. What do I do?

Nothing is 100%: Still possible to get pregnant using low dose BC pills. Do a second home pregnancy test and you may need a pelvic exam and blood pregnancy test from your GYN. I always suggest BC pills PLUS condoms, foam, spermicidal gel, sponge or vaginal suppositories: "protect yourself at all times". ...Read more

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Been taking Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for strep throat and also taking Lo Loestrin Fe. Missed 3 or 4 days of taking Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and I'm having vaginal bleeding? Normal?

Been taking Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for strep throat and also taking Lo Loestrin Fe. Missed 3 or 4 days of taking Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and I'm having vaginal bleeding? Normal?

Call your doctor: It is not good to miss doses of your antibiotic when treating strep throat. You risk getting rheumatic heart disease. You must take all 10 days and may have to start again, ask your doctor about it. And an antibiotic can cause irregular periods. If irregularity persists through your next cycle or two, see your doc about this, too. ...Read more

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Can you miss your period have pink discharge and little spotting and not be pregnant have been on amoxicillin clavulanate potassium for 2 weeks?

Can you miss your period have pink discharge and little spotting and not be pregnant have been on amoxicillin clavulanate potassium for 2 weeks?

Yes: missing periods during time of sickness is common. It does not necessary mean you are pregnant. That said, if it doesn't come back or if you have other signs, get a home pregnancy test to be sure. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed wth hpylori and jst started taking prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) mis tak (clarithromycin). Can i continue to breast feed or nurse my baby after pump?

I have been diagnosed wth hpylori and jst started taking prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) mis tak (clarithromycin).  Can i continue to breast feed or nurse my baby after pump?

OK to breast feed: It is ok to breast feed the baby while taking clarithromycin. While some may make it into the breast milk, it is not likely to cause a problem for baby as we may use this family of medications when treating infants.In general, f we use it in infants at that age it is ok to bf while taking it. ...Read more

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Can u get sick feeling if u have missed a few or so doses of the Amoxcillin? Cause I have missed a few or so for night when will it go away?

Don't know what: type of infection you are being treated for. Missing doses of antibiotics can sometimes allow infection to continue. ...Read more

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I have taken 8 500 mg amoxicillan in one day due to anot infection of a removed wisdom tooth I missed a dose and doubled up am I oj?

I have taken 8 500 mg amoxicillan in one day due to anot infection of a removed wisdom tooth I missed a dose and doubled up am I oj?

Yes: You're good. Antibiotics are designed to be kept at a certain concentration in your blood for a certain amount of time, hence, the taking of the same dose of antibiotic over a specific time interval. You have already taken a few doses of the antibiotic so you should already have a good amount circulating in your blood stream. Just continue taking the antibiotic as directed until its finished. ...Read more

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What is the dose of amoxicillin for a child weighing 30kg?

What is the dose of amoxicillin for a child weighing 30kg?

See below: The american academy of pediatrics 2004 guidelines on diagnosis and management of acute otitis media (OM) recommends use of "high-dose" Amoxicillin for the treatment of acute uncomplicated om. Most doctors now prescribe up to a dose of 80 to 90 mg/kg per day. Calculating the lower dose (30kg x 80mg= 2400mg/day) divided either 2 or 3 times daily for 10 days. Low dose: ranges 25 to 45 mg/kg/day. ...Read more

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My 11 year old son is 96 lbs. is 500mg the right dose for amoxicillin?

Right dose: 500 mg dosage is dependent upon how frequent the amoxicillin is being taken and reason for taking the amoxicillin. ...Read more

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Amoxil (Definition)

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