Amoxicillin Prescriptions for Children
Amoxicillin is an antibiotic used for treating bacterial infections, such as dental abscesses, chest infections (pneumonia and others), and urinary tract infections (UTI). The medication is prescribed for children for treating chest and ear infections. The medication is available only on prescription and comes in the form of liquid or capsules.
Amoxicillin is similar to penicillin as an antibiotic and works by targeting the infection causing bacteria. American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP), led by Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides safe and proven compounding medications to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes, Southern California areas, and online nationwide.
Key Facts Regarding Amoxicillin
- You would start feeling better in a few days with amoxicillin
- Common side effects include diarrhea and nausea
- Liquid amoxicillin may stain teeth, which can be removed by brushing
- The drug goes by the brand name Amoxil
The drug can be taken by adults, including breastfeeding and pregnant women. It can also be taken by children. However, the medication is not suitable for certain people. You should tell your doctor if you have the following conditions to ensure amoxicillin is safe for you:
- Previous allergic reaction to penicillin, amoxicillin, or any other drug
- Kidney or liver problems
- Recently had or planning on having vaccinations
The usual dose of the medicine is 250mg to 500mg taken thrice daily. The prescribed dose may be lower for children. You should space the dose evenly throughout the day. For instance, it can be morning, afternoon, and bedtime. Amoxicillin can be taken before or after food.
How To Take Amoxicillin
You should swallow the capsules whole with some water. Don’t break or chew the tablet. The medication is also available in liquid form for children and people who don’t like swallowing tablets. Generally, a pharmacist is required for providing amoxicillin in a liquid form. The medication will come with a spoon or plastic syringe to help you measure the correct dose.
Ask your pharmacists for a sterile measuring spoon if you did not receive one. Don’t use a kitchen teaspoon since that won’t be a correct measure.
Forgetting a Dose
You should take your dose as soon as you remember if you forgot to take it. This is unless it is almost time for the next one. In this case, you should just leave the missed dose and take the next dose whenever it is due. You should never take double or multiple doses at the same time.
You shouldn’t make up for the forgotten dose by having an extra one. It is helpful to set an alarm as a reminder if you are prone to forgetting doses. You can also ask the pharmacist for advice on ways to remember taking your medications.
Extra dose of amoxicillin is not likely to harm your child in any way. However, you can always speak with your doctor or pharmacist if you are worried about it. AIP provides advanced compounding pharmacy solutions, including online prescription refills to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes, Southern California areas, and online nationwide.
California Pharmacy’s Online Compound Prescriptions
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