How to take amoxicillin

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This dosage information is for amoxicillin oral tablet. All possible dosages and drug forms may not be included here. Your dosage, drug form, and how often you take the drug will depend on:

  • your age
  • the condition being treated
  • how severe your condition is
  • other medical conditions you have
  • how you react to the first dose

Forms and strengths

Generic: Amoxicillin

  • Form: oral tablet
  • Strengths: 500 mg, 875 mg
  • Form: oral chewable tablet
  • Strengths: 125 mg, 200 mg, 250 mg, 400 mg

Brand: Moxatag

  • Form: oral extended-release tablet
  • Strengths: 775 mg

Dosage for infections of the ears, nose, and throat

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Adult dosage (ages 18–64 years)

Typical dosage is 500 mg every 12 hours, or 250 mg every 8 hours.

Child dosage (ages 3 months–17 years)

Typical dosage is 25 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 12 hours, or 20 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 8 hours.

The children’s dosage listed here is meant for children who weigh less than 88 pounds (40 kg). Children who weigh more than 88 pounds should be dosed according to the adult recommendations. https://netbeans.org/projects/help/pages/BuyAMOXICILLINOnlineOvernight

Child dosage (ages 0–2 months)

Maximum dosage is 30 mg/kg/day. Your child’s doctor can tell you more about dosage.

EXTENDED-RELEASE TABLET

Adult dosage (ages 18–64 years)

  • Typical dosage is 775 mg once per day for 10 days.
  • Take within 1 hour of finishing a meal.

Child dosage (ages 12–17 years)

  • Typical dosage is 775 mg once per day for 10 days.
  • Take within 1 hour of finishing a meal.

Child dosage (ages 0–11 years)

It has not been confirmed that amoxicillin extended-release tablets are safe and effective for use in people younger than 12 years of age.

Senior dosage (ages 65 years and older)

The kidneys of older adults may not work as well as they used to. This can cause your body to process drugs more slowly. As a result, more of a drug stays in your body for a longer time. This raises your risk of side effects.

Your doctor may start you on a lower dose or a different dosing schedule. This can help keep levels of this drug from building up too much in your body.

Dosage for urinary tract infections

Adult dosage (ages 18–64 years)

Typical dosage is 500 mg every 12 hours, or 250 mg every 8 hours.

Child dosage (ages 3 months–17 years)

Typical dosage is 25 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 12 hours, or 20 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 8 hours.

Child dosage (ages 0–2 months)

Maximum dosage is 30 mg/kg/day. Your child’s doctor can tell you more about dosage.

Senior dosage (ages 65 years and older)

The kidneys of older adults may not work as well as they used to. This can cause your body to process drugs more slowly. As a result, more of a drug stays in your body for a longer time. This raises your risk of side effects.

Your doctor may start you on a lower dose or a different dosing schedule. This can help keep levels of this drug from building up too much in your body.

Special considerations

  • For children’s dosage: The children’s dosage listed here is meant for children who weigh less than 88 pounds (40 kg). Children who weigh more than 88 pounds should be dosed according to the adult recommendations.

Dosage for skin infections

Adult dosage (ages 18–64 years)

Typical dosage is 500 mg every 12 hours, or 250 mg every 8 hours.

Child dosage (ages 3 months–17 years)

Typical dosage is 25 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 12 hours, or 20 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 8 hours.

The dosage listed here is meant for children who weigh less than 88 pounds (40 kg). Children who weigh more than 88 pounds should be dosed according to the adult recommendations.

Child dosage (ages 0–2 months)

Maximum dosage is 30 mg/kg/day. Your child’s doctor can tell you more about dosage.

Senior dosage (ages 65 years and older)

The kidneys of older adults may not work as well as they used to. This can cause your body to process drugs more slowly. As a result, more of a drug stays in your body for a longer time. This raises your risk of side effects.

Your doctor may start you on a lower dose or a different dosing schedule. This can help keep levels of this drug from building up too much in your body.

Dosage for lower respiratory tract infections

Adult dosage (ages 18–64 years)

Typical dosage is 875 mg every 12 hours, or 500 mg every 8 hours.

Child dosage (ages 3 months–17 years)

Typical dosage is 45 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 12 hours, or 40 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 8 hours.

Child dosage (ages 0–2 months)

Maximum dosage is 30 mg/kg/day. This is meant for children who weigh less than 88 pounds (40 kg). Children who weigh more than 88 pounds should be dosed according to the adult recommendations. Your child’s doctor can tell you more about dosage.

Senior dosage (ages 65 years and older)

The kidneys of older adults may not work as well as they used to. This can cause your body to process drugs more slowly. As a result, more of a drug stays in your body for a longer time. This raises your risk of side effects.

Your doctor may start you on a lower dose or a different dosing schedule. This can help keep levels of this drug from building up too much in your body.

Dosage for gonorrhea

Adult dosage (ages 18–64 years)

Typical dosage is 3 g as a single dose.

Child dosage (ages 24 months–17 years)

Typical dosage is 50 mg/kg amoxicillin combined with 25 mg/kg probenecid as a single dose. The children’s dosage listed here is meant for children who weigh less than 88 pounds (40 kg).

Children who weigh more than 88 pounds should be dosed according to the adult recommendations.

Child dosage (ages 0–23 months)

This medication should not be used in children younger than 2 years of age for treatment of gonorrhea.

Senior dosage (ages 65 years and older)

The kidneys of older adults may not work as well as they used to. This can cause your body to process drugs more slowly. As a result, more of a drug stays in your body for a longer time. This raises your risk of side effects.

Your doctor may start you on a lower dose or a different dosing schedule. This can help keep levels of this drug from building up too much in your body.

Dosage for stomach and intestinal ulcers

Adult dosage (ages 18–64 years)

  • Typical dosage for triple therapy: 1 g amoxicillin with 500 mg clarithromycin and 30 mg of lansoprazole, all given twice per day for 14 days.
  • Typical dosage for dual therapy: 1 g amoxicillin and 30 mg of lansoprazole, given three times per day for 14 days.

Child dosage (ages 0–17 years)

This drug has not been studied in children to treat stomach and intestinal ulcers.

Senior dosage (ages 65 years and older)

The kidneys of older adults may not work as well as they used to. This can cause your body to process drugs more slowly. As a result, more of a drug stays in your body for a longer time. This raises your risk of side effects.

Your doctor may start you on a lower dose or a different dosing schedule. This can help keep levels of this drug from building up too much in your body.

Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs affect each person differently, we cannot guarantee that this list includes all possible dosages. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your doctor or pharmacist about dosages that are right for you.

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