Generic Name and Formulations:
Amoxicillin (as trihydrate) 200mg, 400mg, 600mg; tabs for oral susp; strawberry-flavor; contains phenylalanine.
Various generic manufacturers
Susceptible infections including ear/nose/throat (ENT), lower respiratory tract, skin and skin structure, genitourinary tract, acute uncomplicated gonorrhea.
Use other forms.
Do not chew or swallow tablets; mix with 2 teaspoonsful of water and drink entire mixture immediately. Do not subdivide doses (use 200mg tab only for a 200mg dose, and 400mg tab only for a 400mg dose, and 600mg tab only for a 600mg dose). Neonates and infants ≤3months: max 30mg/kg per day in divided doses every 12hrs. >3months: Mild to moderate ENT, skin, or genitourinary: 25mg/kg per day in divided doses every 12hrs or, 20mg/kg per day in divided doses every 8hrs. Lower respiratory or severe ENT, skin, or genitourinary: 45mg/kg per day in divided doses every 12hrs or, 40mg/kg per day in divided doses every 8hrs. Gonorrhea: ≤2yrs: not recommended; >2yrs: 50mg/kg with 25mg/kg probenecid once. >40kg: use other forms. Renal dysfunction (CrCl <30mL/min): <12yrs: not recommended; ≥12yrs: reduce dose, see literature.
Cephalosporin, imipenem, or other allergy: not recommended. Monitor blood, renal, and hepatic function in long-term use. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers.
May cause false (+) glucose test with Clinitest, Benedict's or Fehling's soln. Serum levels increased by probenecid.
GI upset, hypersensitivity reactions (eg, urticaria, rash, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, anaphylaxis), hyperactivity, blood dyscrasias.
Formerly known under the brand name Dispermox.
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