Amoxicillin is widely known in the whole world as an antibiotic effective against a lot of infections caused by different bacterial organisms. This means that amoxicillin can only treat bacterial-related infections, not those caused by viruses. If you or someone in your family is prescribed to take amoxicillin in order to get better, then you need to understand some things about proper amoxicillin dosage.
The amoxicillin dosage will hugely be depending on the size or weight of the patient who is requiring some form of antibiotic treatment in order to get better. The amoxicillin dosage shall usually have to be a continuous type of treatment that lasts from 48 to 72 hours right after the patient becomes asymptomatic or free of bacteria-related symptoms. What this means is that the patient should be treated for a total of 10 full days, although this timeframe might be adjusted a bit if the patient is a child who is barely aged 2 years old and it also depends on the child’s current development of their immune system.
While subjected under an appropriate amoxicillin dosage, babies must also be checked for presence of Streptococcus pyogenes all throughout their whole treatment course to make sure that there will not be a more severe infection developing. As for those who have a totally impaired renal function, they are recommended not to use amoxicillin at all.
Probably one of the most noticeable differences in amoxicillin dosage would be when it comes to treating cases of gonorrhea, which would require only one amoxicillin dosage, and this would be commonly paired with another type of medication (namely Probenecid). There is no need to take any amoxicillin dosage with food; however, you can take it with a liquid refreshment or milk formula if you would like to make it easier for a child to swallow. In case you opt to prepare this drug with the amoxicillin dosage mixed with liquids, you have to serve it right away and make sure that the ailing child finishes the whole drink. A typical amoxicillin dosage medicine for children will usually be in the form of liquids, whereas for adults, the amoxicillin dosage would be in the form of pills, either to be swallowed whole or it can also be chewed (chewable type). Never try to give any amoxicillin dosage pills to a pregnant or lactating woman, because the effects of any amoxicillin dosage to fetuses and/or newborns are not known, so it is best not to give any to them.
In case you are prescribed a certain amoxicillin dosage and you missed it, you can try to make up for it as soon as you remember again. However, if it is nearly time for your next amoxicillin dosage, then you are no longer needed to make up for your missed amoxicillin dosage. Just take your next scheduled amoxicillin dosage and continue following your usual amoxicillin dosage schedule. You must never take 2 amoxicillin dosage at one time, because that might prove to be even more harmful than helpful to your body.