Can amoxacillin cure an ear infection?

Yes . If the ear infection is caused by a bacterium susceptible to amoxicillin, then its use will help cure it along with the immune system. If the bacterium is resistant to amoxicillin, or the infection is caused by a virus, then the infection wont necessarily improve right away.

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Will amoxil (amoxicillin) work for this ear infection?

Huh???????? Amoxil (amoxicillin) is the antibiotic of choice for treating ear infections caused by susceptible bacteria, but it may not be the best med for this ear infection if 1)the antibiotic has been used to treat an ear infection in the last three months 2)you are allergic to penicillin antibiotics. Read more...

I have a ear infection I have some amoxicillin from 09 is it ok to take?

What kind. There are a number of issues that can produce ear pain that require no abx,including tooth issues,fluid, neuritis,etc. You can certainly assume you have a middle ear infection and take 6+ yr old, out of date meds.It is unlikely to injure you,But the strength of the med is likely poor, and if you really need it,no problem. These sometimes self heal (unless its a different problem). Read more...

How often and how long should I take amoxil (amoxicillin) tablets for an ear infection?

Discuss with PCP. If you're asking it likely means you have likely self diagnosed & are using some left over med from another illness or other source. This is not a good idea.You could be right, or wrong.Your problem may not require antibiotics & clear on it's own. Timing & duration of any treatment is best assessed by the professional who confirms the diagnosis & need for treatment. Read more...

My son is 33lbs and was prescribed 8ml of amoxicillin twice a day for an ear infection is that correct?

Yes. You didn't mention the concentration though, at any rate, for ear infection a higher dose is usually given, around 80-90 mg /kg /day, which can sum up to the amount prescribed, wish you both wellness. Read more...

My 13 y/o son has an ear infection, its been 4 days now. I have amoxicillin 500 mg, how many times a day should he take it?

Costly decision. You need to take him to a doctor. I imagine that your medicine is from another event. I do understand that the cost of a visit is often an issue, but if you can, do have your son seen. Ask if that med at that dose will be good so you won't waste it. Many doctors are becoming used to this economy and will understand. They may even give you the med. If i've misread the $ issue, please forgive me. Read more...
Prescription. You really should be very careful about prescription medications that weren't prescribed specifically for your son your son should really be evaluated and prescribed a medication specifically for him. Particularly for children, medicines are prescribed by weight. It also may not be the most appropriate drug for his condition. He really should be evaluated and a prescription given to him. Read more...
None. Unless he is seen by a doctor and the diagnosis confirmed, you place the kid at risk. The dose,frequency and duration are case specific. Does his pain come from a middle ear infection,a cholestatoma that is destroying the middle ear,or a dental problem with phantom ear pain? Read more...

I had an ear infection and was prescribed amoxicillin. It got better in the first 5 days but in the 6th day it started getting worse again why?

Possible med fail. Amoxicillin does not work 100% of the time. If the pain has returned, you should go back to your doctor and let them reevaluate. You might need to be on a different anabiotic. Or you could have a swimmer's ear infection going on at the same time and would need ear drops. Call your doctor for an appointment. . Read more...

Hi there, My 42 lb son was prescribed 400mg/5ml amoxicillin, 10ml per dose, twice a day for 10 days for ear infection. 1600mg per day. Is this OK?

Yes. We have been doing a "high dose" of amoxicillin for ear infections, at the suggestion of many research studies for quite a few years now, this is the dosing that your physician has used. Sometimes pharmacists question it, but it is appropriate for his weight. Thanks for trusting healthtap! . Read more...
Appropriate Dose. Yes, usually to treat pneumonia or ear infections the recommended dose about 80 mg/kg/day for certain types of resistant strep (bacteria). Amoxicillin is generally well tolerated. The usual side effect is diarrhea and you can help prevent or decrease this by giving your child some cultured yogurt as well while he is on amoxicillin. Read more...

34 lbs. 4y.o. given Rx amoxicillin 250mg/5 sus 7.5 mls 2xs per day for ear infection. I mistakenly gave her 7.5 tsp for 3 days! What should I expect?

Incorrect Doseage. start her back on the correct dose. The only thing that could happen is his infection might not go away. I would make sure you take her back in after the antibiotics to have her ears checked. Read more...

Does augmentine treat ear infection than amoxicillin?

Both do. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is Amoxicillin combined with clavulanic acid which broadens the kinds of bacteria that can be treated by the antibiotic. Most ear infections can be treated with high dose Amoxicillin and Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is usually reserved for patients with recent ear infections or an infection that has not responded to amoxicillin. Read more...