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Amoxil

No Prescription

Amoxil, an antibiotic, is prescribed to treat a wide variety of infections, including: gonorrhea, middle ear infections, skin infections, upper and lower respiratory tract infections, and infections of the genital and urinary tract. In combination with other drugs such as Prilosec, Prevacid, and/or Biaxin, it is also prescribed to treat duodenal ulcers caused by H. pylori bacteria (ulcers in the wall of the small intestine near the exit from the stomach).

Side Effects

Amoxil side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Vomiting;
- Tooth Discoloration In Children;
- Rash;
- Peeling Skin;
- Nausea;
- Liver Problems And Jaundice;
- Insomnia;
- Hyperactivity;
- Hives;
- Dizziness;
- Diarrhea;
- Convulsions;
- Confusion;
- Colitis;
- Changes In Behavior;
- Anxiety;
- Anemia;
- Agitation;

Dosage

Dosages will be determined by the type of infection being treated.

For ADULTS

Ear, Nose, Throat, Skin, Genital, and Urinary Tract Infections

For mild or moderate infections, the usual dose is 250 mg every 8 hours, or 500 mg every 12 hours. For severe infections, the usual dose is 500 mg every 8 hours, or 875 mg every 12 hours.

Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

For mild, moderate, or severe infections, the usual dose is 500 mg every 8 hours, or 875 mg every 12 hours.

Gonorrhea, Acute, Uncomplicated Anogenital and Urethral Infections

The usual dosage is 3 grams in a single oral dose.

Ulcers

For ulcer treatment, Amoxil is combined with Biaxin, Prevacid, or Prilosec. There are several dosage regimens available. For more information, refer to the "Recommended Dosage" section under Biaxin, Prevacid, or Prilosec.

If your kidneys are severely impaired or you are undergoing hemodialysis your doctor may have to adjust your dosage accordingly.

For CHILDREN OLDER THAN 3 MONTHS

Children weighing 88 pounds and over should follow the recommended adult dose schedule.

Children weighing under 88 pounds will have their dosage determined by their weight.

Ear, Nose, Throat, Genital, and Urinary Tract Infections

For mild or moderate infections, the usual dose is 25 mg per 2.2 pounds of body weight, divided into two daily doses and taken every 12 hours; or 20 mg per 2.2 pounds of body weight, divided into three daily doses and taken every 8 hours.

For severe infections, the usual dose is 45 mg per 2.2 pounds of body weight, divided into two daily doses and taken every 12 hours; or 40 mg per 2.2 pounds of body weight, divided into three daily doses and taken every 8 hours.

Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

For mild, moderate, or severe infections, the usual dose is 45 mg per 2.2 pounds of body weight, divided into two daily doses and taken every 12 hours; or 40 mg per 2.2 pounds of body weight, divided into three daily doses and taken every 8 hours.

For infants 3 months or younger the maximum daily dose is 30 mg per 2.2 pounds of body weight, divided into two daily doses and taken every 12 hours.

The required amount of liquid medication should be placed directly on the child's tongue for swallowing. It can also be added to formula, milk, fruit juice, water, ginger ale, or cold drinks. The preparation should be taken immediately. To be certain the child is getting the full dose of medication, make sure he or she drinks the entire preparation.

If your child is taking the pediatric drops, use the dropper provided to measure the dosage.

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