Amoxicillin is an antibiotic. It belongs to a group of antibiotics called penicillins. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria which are sensitive to amoxicillin.
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Amoxicillin is indicated for the treatment of the following bacterial infections caused by amoxicillin-sensitive gram-positive and gram-negative pathogens :
• Infections of the upper respiratory tract, including infections of the ears, nose and throat: Acute otitis media, acute sinusitis and bacterial pharyngitis.
• Infections of the lower respiratory tract: Acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, community-acquired pneumonia.
• Infections of the lower urinary tract: Cystitis.
• Prophylaxis of endocarditis in patients at risk i.e. surgery in the oral cavity or upper airways.
Consideration should be given to official guidance on the appropriate use of antibacterial agents.
Susceptibility of the causative organism to the treatment should be tested (if possible), although therapy may be initiated before the results are available.
Posology and method of administration
The dosage of amoxicillin is dependent on age, bodyweight and renal function of the patient, on the seriousness and localisation of the infection and on the expected or proved causative agent.
Method of administration:
The preparation is administered orally with a measuring spoon. The measuring spoon is included in the package. The ready-for-use suspension should be taken with a glass of water.
The absorption of amoxicillin is not reduced by food intake.
Administration to babies: The prescribed dosage is administered undiluted to the baby; milk or tea should be given afterwards.
Treatment of Infection:
In general the therapy should be continued for 2 to 3 days following the disappearance of symptoms. In β-haemolytic streptococcal infections the duration of therapy should be 6-10 days in order to achieve eradication of the organism.
Adult dosage (including elderly patients):
The usual dosage covers a range from 750 mg to 3g amoxicillin daily in divided doses. In some areas 1500 mg amoxicillin daily in divided doses are recommended as the upper usual dose.
Special dosage recommendation
Acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis in adults: 2 x 1 g per day
Children’s dosage (under 40 kg)
The daily dosage for children is 40 – 90 mg/kg/day in two to three divided doses* (not exceeding 3 g/day) depending on the indication, the severity of the disease and the susceptibility of the pathogen (see special dosage recommendations below and sections 4.4, 5.1 and 5.2).
*PK/PD data indicate that dosing three times daily is associated with enhanced efficacy, thus twice daily dosing is only recommended when the dose is in the upper range.
Children weighing more than 40 kg should be given the usual adult dosage.
Special dosage recommendation
Tonsillitis: 50 mg/kg/day in two divided doses.
Acute otitis media: In areas with high prevalence of pneumococci with reduced susceptibility to penicillins, dosage regimens should be guided by national/local recommendations.Amoxicillin Powder – Taj Dearob Pharma | Amoxicillin is an antibiotic. It belongs to a group of antibiotics called penicillins. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria which are sensitive to amoxicillin.
Amoxicillin Powder – Taj Dearob Pharma | Amoxicillin is an antibiotic. It belongs to a group of antibiotics called penicillins. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria which are sensitive to amoxicillin.