Active Ingredients: Amoxicillin
Tell the doctor you are taking amoxicillin if you need to have an anaesthetic. Having urine or blood tests If you are having urine tests for diabetes sugar in the urine or blood tests for liver function let the doctor know.In particular tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following: The contraceptive pill in which case you will have to take. Methotrexate Drugs used to treat gout which can be caused by the build up of uric acid e extra contraceptive measures such as using a condom Anticoagulants e.
Amoxicillin can affect the results of these tests. Pregnancy and breast-feeding Check with your doctor before you take this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
The maximum daily dose is 6 g given in divided doses. The following are the usual adult dosages for preventing infection during dental procedures and other surgery: If a general anaesthetic is not used, 3 g given orally one hour before surgery and another dose six hours later if necessary If a general anaesthetic is used, 3 g given orally four hours before anaesthesia and 3 g six hours after the initial dose Children It is recommended that children be given Amoxicillin as a suspension instead of as capsules.
Children weighing more than 40 kg should be given the usual adult dosage.
Children weighing less than 40 kg who are able to swallow capsules: All doses are worked out depending on the child s body weight in kilograms. Your doctor will advise you how much medicine you should give to your baby or child.
The usual dose is 40 mg to 90 mg for each kilogram of body weight a day, given in two or three divided doses.
It is not normally necessary to arrange to have a dose in the middle of the night, unless your doctor has told you to do so. But remember, space the doses as evenly as possible throughout the day. If you forget to take your medicine If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is within an hour of your next dose, then carry on as before.
Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose you have missed.
Cautions with other medicines There are some medicines that don't mix well with amoxicillin. Tell your doctor if you're taking these medicines before you start taking amoxicillin: methotrexate a blood thinner called warfarin gout medicines called probenecid and allopurinol other antibiotics Mixing amoxicillin with herbal remedies and supplements There are no known problems with taking herbal remedies and supplements alongside amoxicillin.
Important For safety, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you're taking any other medicines, including herbal remedies, vitamins or supplements.
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