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Teva Amoxicillin 500mg
GiveAHootDon'tPollut: What for?More is not necessarily better. But, then again, in specific cases it's given that way (e.g. before some dental procedures). Probably won't hurt, but it would be nice to know what's on your or your doctor's mind (if anything...). No sense in taking it that way if you don't need to. That would just lead to a higher chance of side effects, bacterial resistance and environmental pollution. ...Read more
Question unclear: This makes no sense to me. Try and rephrase it and ask again. ...Read more
See below: It would be safe but probably mostly inactive and ineffective. ...Read more
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
Large dose: That's quite a large dose of amoxicillin - although not really harmful. You might have some GI symptoms - nausea or cramps. The good thing, however, is the medication is not very toxic AND it has a very short half-life which means it would wash out of your system quite quickly. It is important to know more about the CIRCUMSTANCES of this incident -so I hope you would talk to a doctor right away. ...Read more
Yes: If it is pills. Pills stay potent for awhile (6 months to several years) after their expiration dates. One that expired in january 2013 is still good. ...Read more
I've accidently ate an amoxicillin 500mg 4 times a day, and the sggestion only 3 times.. The 4th dose was taken 2 hrs aftr the 3rd dose, am i overdose?
Likely unrelated: It is likely unrelated. Based on your brief story, it is likely that you just recover from having a fever that you sweat a lot. Amoxicillin is used to treat infection. By treating your infection, your fever improves and you sweat to cool your body temperature down. The medication itself does not cause you to sweat. ...Read more
I was to take 1 Amoxicillin 500MG 4 my toothache every 6hrs,misread & took 1cap every 1hr,already took 4 within 4hrs,what should I do?
Nothing immediately: Amoxicillin is a fairly safe medicine. I do not think it can cause you any harm. It can occasionally cause diarrhea but that is self limiting, if at all.So be careful from here on and resume taking medicine tomorrow, unless your tooth problem is resolved ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm supposed to take amoxicillin (500mg) every 8 hours, but I am very tired and do not want to wait, can I take the next dose 2 hours early?
Yes: Why taking this? How long? Results good or bad? ...Read more
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