- Bacterial infections of the upper and lower respiratory tract, of the ear caused by Streptococcus spp. (?- and ?-hemolytic strains only), S. pneumoniae, Staphylococcus spp., or H. influenzae.
- Bacterial infections of the genitourinary tract caused by E. coli, P. mirabilis, or E. faecalis.
- Bacterial infections of the dermis caused by Streptococcus spp. (?- and ?-hemolytic strains only), Staphylococcus spp., or E. coli.
- Gonorrhea, acute uncomplicated (ano-genital and urethral infections) caused by N. gonorrhoeae.
- H. pylori eradication to decrease the chance of duodenal ulcer recurrence.
Besides, Amoxil is used in combination with other medications in the management of H. pylori infection or duodenal ulcer disease.
Amoxil is manufactured in the following forms: capsules for oral use, oral suspension, pediatric drops and chewable tablets. Amoxil capsules contain 500 mg amoxicillin each. Oral suspension is bubble-gum-flavored for use orally in children. The oral suspension is to be measured with special medical spoon. Each 55 mL of reconstituted oral suspension contains 250, or 400 mg amoxicillin.
Pediatric Drops for children are also for oral use. Each mL of reconstituted pediatric drops contains 50 mg amoxicillin.
Amoxil Administration and Dosage
Amoxil in different forms including capsules, chewable tablets, and oral suspensions is used orally without respect to meals. Still patients with stomach irritation are recommended to use any form of this medicine with food.
The suspension and chewable tablet are suggested for use with light meal.
The treatment with Amoxil drops can be started in patients as old as 3 months with respect to renal function monitoring.
Usually for small children the dosage of this medicine is adjusted strictly with accordance to their body weight. For infants it is recommended to give Amoxil in the dosage of 30 mg per body weight kg during a day in divided doses.
The dosage for other groups of patients usually depends on several factors, mainly on the severity of the disease, type of infection, age of a patient, other disorders which a patient may have.
For the treatment of mild to moderate upper respiratory tract infections, the dosage of Amoxil is 500 mg every 12 hours or 250 mg every 8 hours or 25 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 12 hours for children.
Severe of upper respiratory tract infections demand higher doses, usually 875 mg of Amoxil every 12 hours or 500 mg every 8 hours. For children the dosage is within the range of 30-45 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 12 hours.
For the treatment of lower respiratory tract infections (from mild to severe) the dosage of Amoxil 875 mg is recommended every 12 hours. Alternatively the dosage of 500 mg every 8 hours can be used. For children the dosage can be 45 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 12 hours.
For the treatment of mild to moderate skin infections, most patients are prescribed 500 mg every 12 hours or 250 mg every 8 hours. Children should be given 25 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 12 hours.
For severe skin structure infections, the dosage can be increased up to 875 mg every 12 hours or 500 mg every 8 hours. The dose choice for children should be decided by a doctor.
Gonorrhea of uncomplicated character in adult patients can be treated with Amoxil 3 mg as single oral dosage.
Larger doses of Amoxil may be required for the treatment of severe infections. In all cases a doctor’s consultation is urgent. A patient should follow doctor’s recommendations about the use and dosage of Amoxil. It is dangerous to overdose this medicine or take it otherwise than it is prescribed.