Amoxicillin: what it is used for?

Answer Amoxicillin is an antibiotic related to penicillin that inhibits the synthesis of bacterial cell walls. Amoxicillin is used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections, including those that cause... Read More »

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What is the usual dose of amoxicillin for a 24 lb child?

Depends on the condition. For a simple ear infection, in a child who has not been on antibiotics in the past 6 weeks, is 80-90mg/kg/day divided three or four times a day, making the dose for this c... Read More »

What is the typical amoxicillin dosage for a 7-month-old baby?

The typical dose of amoxicillin for babies and children older than 3 months of age depends on the condition it is prescribed for. The dosage might be 25 mg/kg a day, split into two doses 12 hours a... Read More »

What is the third line antibiotic for ear infections in pediatrics after amoxicillin and augmentin?

Augmentin is an excellent drug for ear infections. If there is no response to this drug it is better to culture ear discharge and check the sensitivity of the causative organism. Second generation ... Read More »

Amoxicillin Overdose?

The symptoms of an amoxicillin overdose include: confusion, behavior changes, a severe skin rash, urinating less than usual, or seizures (black-out or convulsions). I think you should be fine, but ... Read More »