Active Ingredients: Amoxicillin
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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. How should I take Amoxil?
Take Amoxil exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets.
Take Amoxil at the same time each day. Shake the oral suspension liquid before you measure a dose. Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided, or use a medicine dose-measuring device not a kitchen spoon.
Drink all of the mixture right away.
Do not save for later use. If infection develops and this requires antibiotic treatment please contact microbiology for advice.
Skin Infections Impetigo Oral flucloxacillin For extensive, severe, or bullous impetigo, use oral antibiotics Reserve topical antibiotics for very localised lesions to reduce the risk of resistance Reserve mupirocin for MRSA.
In eczema with visible signs of infection, use treatment as in impetigo If patient afebrile and healthy other than cellulitis, use oral flucloxacillin alone If river or sea water exposure, discuss with microbiologist.
Be alert for Group A strep.
Antibiotics do not improve healing unless active infection If active infection, send pre-treatment swab Review antibiotics after culture results.
A broad-spectrum antibiotic should be prescribed, which should then be changed if the Microbiology report identifies the presence of a different organism causing the infection. If severe infection or no response to monotherapy after 24-48 hours, seek advice from microbiologist on combination therapy.