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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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My 9 month old taking amoxicillin has ended up with a staph infection in the diaper area & buttocks. Did amox. Cause this? He has had a history of thi

My 9 month old taking amoxicillin has ended up with a staph infection in the diaper area & buttocks. Did amox. Cause this? He has had a history of thi

Possibly contributed: Staph infections are resistant to amoxicillin. It is possible that Amoxicillin eliminated some "good bacteria" and that the loss f these "good bacteria" may have allowed the staph infection to develop. ...Read more

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How common is vaginal yeast infection and oral thrush in a healthy 48 year old taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg for sinus infection?

How common is  vaginal yeast infection and oral thrush in a healthy 48 year old taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg  for sinus infection?

Happens and varies: Thrush can happen when on antibiotics and varies from patient to patient. Easily treated but can recur with continued or new use of antibiotics. ...Read more

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My 4 month old is taking amoxicillin but she has developed diarrhoea and appears to have stomach pAin. Should I stop giving?

My 4 month old is taking amoxicillin but she has developed diarrhoea and appears to have stomach pAin. Should I stop giving?

You should call MD: You should call your MD and describe what is going on. The dose or prescription may be wrong. Your doctor may also prescribe probiotics as lactobacillus acidophilus. Make sure your infant is urinating 4-6 times per day. Good luck ...Read more

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Asking about side effects.? Girl 6 yrs old and taking amoxil (amoxicillin) forte syrup. She has bad headache/ migraine sort of pain. Also vomiting. Is it normal.?

Asking about side effects.?  Girl 6 yrs old and taking amoxil (amoxicillin) forte syrup. She has bad headache/ migraine sort of pain. Also vomiting. Is it normal.?

MED. SIDE EFFECTS:: The symptoms you mentioned may be from her disease condition itself. Common Amoxicillin side effects are: GI upset/diarrhea, hypersensitive reactions (urticaria, rash, anaphylaxis), etc. See her pediatrician if something new or worsening is happening. ...Read more

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My 5 mnth old's dr prescribed amoxicillin for what seems like a cold. He didn't diagnose her with anything, he said just incase. Is its necessary?

My 5 mnth old's dr prescribed amoxicillin for what seems like a cold. He didn't diagnose her with anything, he said just incase. Is its necessary?

No: Colds are viral illnesses that should not be treated with antibiotics that are used for bacterial infections. There is an international initiative to prevent the inappropriate use of antibiotics such as what you describe. If your facts are accurate and complete i would recommend you get a different pediatrician for your baby. ...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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What dosage of amoxicillin for my 23 pound 9 month old?

Varies: The dose of Amoxil (amoxicillin) depends on the infection being treated. For most things it is ~45mg/kg divided twice a day. So your child would receive probably the 250mg/tsp formulation with instructions to give it twice a day (note: amount given doesn't have to be precisely what is calculated, so long as it is close). For ear infections the dose is higher, usually 80-90mg/kg divided twice a day. ...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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Amoxil (Definition)

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