Amoxicillin is an antibiotic medication that is indicated for the treatment of infectious diseases of various types. It can be prescribed separately or in combination with some other medications.
If you have any kidney diseases, glandular fever or any infections, then you should tell the doctor about this fact, since the use of Amoxicillin may in some cases cause the occurrence of adverse reactions.
Before using this medicine, it is necessary to consult a doctor to learn that Amoxicillin is appropriate for your treatment.
Method of Application and Dosage
The medication should be taken strictly according to the instructions of the doctor. The correct dosage can only be determined by your doctor. Never set or change the dosage yourself, as this can lead to undesirable consequences.
Amoxicillin capsules should be taken whole with a certain amount of water, regardless of food intakes.
Usually, the prescribed daily dosage is divided into several doses throughout the day. There should pass several hours between the capsules intakes.
Children's dosage commonly depends on the body weight of the child and can include 40-90 mg per kilogram of body weight. For one kg of body weight, the maximum dose of Amoxicillin is usually 100 mg.
Patients with a body weight of 40 kg and more may be prescribed up to 500 mg of Amoxicillin. The dosage may be higher depending on the severity of the disease and the persistence of the infection. In some cases, the doctor may prescribe from 750 mg to 1 g of the medicine, divided into 3 doses taken during a day.
With the diseases such as Lyme disease and urinary tract diseases, Amoxicillin capsules are taken in a dosage of up to 4 g per day, divided into 2-3 doses.
A gastric ulcer is usually treated with Amoxicillin at a dosage of 750 mg-1 g, divided into two dose intakes, in combination with other prescribed medications. However, the course of the treatment can last up to 7 days.
The maximum daily dosage of the medicine Amoxicillin for an adult patient can include up to 6 g of the drug.
The right dosage can be prescribed only by a doctor. If you have any extraneous diseases or health problems, then the dose of the Amoxicillin medication will not be high.
If you mixed up the dosage and took more medicine than was prescribed, then you may feel bad and get some weakness. In this case, consult the doctor as soon as possible.
If you forgot to take the medication on time, then take it in accordance with the time of taking the next dosage of the drug. Do not take two doses of the medicine at the same time. Just skip the forgotten dose and take the medicine as planned.
Take the drug strictly according to the instructions. It has a list of side effects, the most common of which are diarrhea and nausea. Ask your doctor or read the instructions for use to learn about possible side effects. If you feel any negative symptoms that bother you, tell your doctor about them.
Amoxicillin is contraindicated within the patients, who have an allergic reaction to any components of the drug. You should tell your doctor about all the medications you have taken recently and are taking at the period, as well as about all the diseases and health problems, which you experience.
Pregnancy and Lactation
Inform the doctor about your pregnancy or breastfeeding before taking the medicine. The drug can penetrate into breast milk. Talk to your doctor about the safety of your taking Amoxicillin if you are currently planning to become pregnant.