American Heart Association (AHA) recommendations: -Immediate-release: 2 g orally as a single dose 30 to 60 minutes prior to procedure Comments: -Prophylaxis should be used for patients at high risk of adverse outcomes from endocarditis with underlying cardiac conditions who undergo any dental procedure that involves manipulation of gingival tissue or periapical region of a tooth and for those procedures that perforate oral mucosa. -Prophylaxis should also be used for patients at high risk of adverse outcomes from endocarditis who undergo invasive respiratory tract procedures. -Current guidelines should be consulted for additional information. US CDC recommendations: 500 mg orally 3 times a day for 7 days in pregnant patients as an alternative to azithromycin Comments: -Women less than 25 years and those at an increased risk for chlamydia should be re-screened during the third trimester of pregnancy to prevent maternal postnatal complications and chlamydial infection in the infant. -Current guidelines should be consulted for additional information. Immediate-release: -Dual Therapy: 1 g orally every 8 hours for 14 days in combination with lansoprazole -Triple Therapy: 1 g orally every 12 hours for 14 days in combination with clarithromycin and lansoprazole Comments: Refer to clarithromycin and lansoprazole for full prescribing information. Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) recommendations: 500 mg orally 3 times a day for 14 to 28 days Comments: -Duration of treatment depends upon severity of condition being treated. It's used to treat bacterial infections, such as chest infections (including pneumonia), dental abscesses and urinary tract infections (UTIs). It's used in children, often to treat ear infections and chest infections. It comes as capsules or as a liquid that you drink. It's also given by injection, but this is usually only done in hospital. If you take it 3 times a day, this could be first thing in the morning, mid-afternoon and at bedtime. Swallow amoxicillin capsules whole with a drink of water. Amoxicillin is available as a liquid for children and people who find it difficult to swallow tablets. The usual dose of amoxicillin is 250mg to 500mg taken 3 times a day. If you or your child are taking amoxicillin as a liquid, it will usually be made up for you by your pharmacist. The medicine will come with a plastic syringe or spoon to help you measure out the right dose. If you don't have one, ask your pharmacist for one. Do not use a kitchen teaspoon as it will not give the right amount.
Amoxicillin is used to treat infections caused by bacteria, such as ear infections, bladder infections etc. Includes amoxicillin side effects, interactions and. Infants and some babies and children do need antibiotics. But using antibiotics too often can be harmful. Here's why.