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Whats Best Does Of Amoxicillin For Strep
Penicillin still #1: Despite being the oldest antibiotic, it is still the medicine of choice for treating strep throat infection. It is not 100%, but still the "standard of care." it is sometime not used because of penicillin allergies or because of younger age (adolescent/teen-more difficult with schedule--school/sports etc) due to required frequency of use --4x/day for 10 days.. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the cause for strep uti? Treated with cipro (ciprofloxacin) and it came back. Is amoxicillin a good choice and what is the usual dosage for strep uti?
Yes: Streptococcal bacteria can be "normal" flora in the vagina or rectum/gi tract but if they get into the bladder, they can cause problems/utis. Amoxicillin may have better activity against streptococcal bacteria than cipro, (ciprofloxacin) but it depends on the sensitivity. A typical dose is 500mg taken every 8 hours for 3-7days depending on the severity of the infection (eg if kidney involvement is present/suspec. ...Read more
PCN & take your meds: If you were tested and are sure it is streptococcus causing your throat problems, the best medicine is still penicillin or one very similar, such as amoxicillin. As important, though, is taking your medicine on time. Strep dies when the medicine in your system is above a certain level, so if you don't take your meds on time the strep can start to party again and multiply. Make sure you finish it! ...Read more
875 mg: Most common dosage is 875 every 12 hours or 500 mg every 8 hours. ...Read more
The very first one: Most medical guidelines recommend penicillin as the first line agent to treat strep throat. However, i feel that Amoxicillin ( a derivative of penicillin) is more often prescribed simply because it is more tolerable/less side effects. This is debatable. It is important to treat strep pharyngitis as it can cause an array of medical problems down the line in the form of rhematic fever. ...Read more
Taking Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for a Bacteria Chest Infection. How long. Can't tell if it's helping. What's the duration normally and is this a good antibiotic?
Appropriate : Augmenting is an appropriate antibiotic for many bacterial infections. Whether it works for your infection will depend , in part, on the susceptibility of the bacteria to the antibiotic, and your body's defenses. Duration of therapy may depend on the severity of infection. Your doctor can guide you. ...Read more
Be seen: There are plenty, but you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Dosing: Why are you asking? If there are concerns speak with the pharmacist or the prescribing doctor ...Read more
No: Most people who have sore throat and cough have a viral infection, for which antibiotics offer no benefit. In the case of strep throat, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is overkill: penicillin or Amoxicillin are enough. In the case of bacterial pneumonia, there are more appropriate antibiotics than augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between amoxicillin and flucloxacillin and which one is better to take for vaginal infection thank you?
Neither is good: for vaginal infection. You would want to treat bacterial vaginosis with metronidazole or clindamycin, chlamydia with quinolones or macrolides, and most other infections with doxycycline or macrolides. The only thing amoxicillin or flucloxacillin is indicated for in that area of the body is a lower urinary tract infection in young females. ...Read more
Need doc recommendations for augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or amoxicillin, which is best for treatment of cough in children?
Had strep three weeks ago. Amoxicillin for 10days 500mg twice a day. It's back now. What is best treatment this time?
Strep throat: i would be concerned that is wasnt strep throat. given that its back i would go to the doctor to culture the back of your tonsils, then start a different antibiotic. since your a breastfeeding F/U with your OB to be placed on an antibiotic that is safe during breast feeding. ideally you need something different than a penicillin or amoxicillin. after they obtain cultures you can taper antibiotics. ...Read more
My son doesn't respond well to amoxicillin for ear infections/strep, what would be the best antibiotic for him to take?
Hard to say: The strep germ is universally sensitive to any penicillin drug, so any perceived failure to amoxicillin is likely a reinfection or a strep carrier problem. The 1st drug tried for an otitis fails about 10% of the time regardless of drug used. The drug that will work depends on the sensitivity of the germ, that changes with each infection, so there is no perfect choice.Luckily we have several ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son is on day 4 of Amoxicillin for strep. Fever is gone but he can hardly swollen without crying in pain. Is it typical?
Maybe: Strep verified by testing ? If so, Amoxicillin is an effective treatment when given in proper amounts. The response varies with the patient and co-factors. Kids can have a throat infection virus and carry strep at the same time. This slows improvement.Time delay before treatment also means there will be a slower response. The lack of fever is a good sign.I'd call your docs office for guidance ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Day 7 of amoxicillin for Strep got yeast infection. Stopped the amoxicillin. Should I be worried for complications from strep stopping it 3 days early?
Be very worried!: You must take all 10 days of the antibiotic to prevent the risk of rheumatic fever and of developing drug-resistant bacteria. Continue it and treat the yeast infection. Call your doc, to see if a a different antibiotic can be used. Or use otc yeast meds and take amoxicillin with 8 oz of water. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Taking 500 mg/3x a day of amoxicillin for strep throat. On day 6. Could this cause my urine to be cloudy?
I finished a course of amoxicillin for strep throat a few days ago and now my throat hurts again. How likely is it that I have strep again?
After 66 hours of Amoxicillin for strep throat is it safe to kiss my girlfriend? My throat is still a little sore but I feel a ton better as a whole.
I currently have the Nexplanon implant in my arm.I was prescribed 500 mg of amoxicillin for strep throat. Will this affect my birth control? How long?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 52lb son was given a dosage of 8mls twice a day of amoxicillin (400/5ml) for strep,Does this seem rigth? Because he not get well.
Whats the correct dosage for amoxicillin and how much a day for my 3 1/2 year old..weighing 37 pounds. She has strep.
Rx'd by physician?: Was the strep throat formally diagnosed by a physician? Strep should be diagnosed by a physician via a rapid test or culture, you don't want to treat with antibiotics for a viral pharyngitis. The physician would have prescribed the amoxicillin in the dosage that is correct. As a general rule, it is 40 mg/kg per day divided into 2-3 doses for a strep infection. Amount depends on concentration. ...Read more
No, AND...: 500 mg of amoxicillin, twice a day, would need to be taken for 10-14 days to cure a moderate strep throat infection. It might not be sufficient for a severe infection. If you are considering self-treating a throat infection, I would recommend you see a doctor instead. Some things which look like strep to the naked eye are viral infections, which don't respond to antibiotics at all. ...Read more
My son is 35lbs and has strep. They prescribed amoxicillin 400/ml 2x a day. Is that enough for his weight?
My son was given amoxicillin 400 mg/ 5 ml for strep. It says to give 20.5 ml 2 times a day. He wEighs 93 lbs is this safe?
Safe=yes, needed=no: This is a dose that I might use to get the meds into the thick muck of a sinus or middle ear infection but it is not needed to treat simple strep.10ml of this preparation 2X/day would be adequate therapy. If the doc saw an ear or sinus infection & didn't tell you, that's a different issue. Any excess med would exit though his kidneys within hours, he might be more likely to have loose stools. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My daughter &son weregiven amoxicillin for strep in august, my daughter has become sick again so i gave her this med (exp shows 2014) is this ok?
Bad idea : If it was a liquid med, it begins to deteriorate as soon as water is added and Amoxicillin is no longer good after 2 wks in thr refrigerator or 1 week at room temperature.(no matter what the expiration for the dry powder). If a pill, it would be still in date, but without a proper test proven strep, the treatment may be wrong.If mono, you may be rewarded with an interesting rash. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter was on amoxicillin for 3 days prior to being exposed to strep. Is it still possible she can get it even though she's been on her meds?
My 42lb son was given a dosage of 6mls twice a day of liquid amoxicillin (400mg/5ml) for strep. Does this seem right? Worried about overdose. Thanks.
Yes: The dose your son was given is correct. Make sure he is staying hydrated and don't forget to get him a new tooth brush in a few days (his old one is likely teeming with strep). Hope he starts feeling better really soon! ...Read more
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