Doctor ordered my wife 1500mg amoxil (amoxicillin) bid for strep/sinus infection - isn't that quite a bit? Shes 5'3 146 lb

Dose of Amoxicillin. The dose your wife is on is the correct one. Amoxicillin affects the cell walls of bacteria to prevent the bacteria from multiplying. Humans have no cell walls and the dose of Amoxicillin is not dependent on the weight of the patient for that reason.

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