Can amoxicillin cause a pediatric patient to be tired all the time?
My 5 year old has been taking it for 5 days for strep. The strep symptoms are gone, but she's lethargic and easily agitated. Normally she is a very active, happy kid.
Asked by Cody Gingerich 4 months ago.
It usually is not the amoxicillin. It usually is the infection. Even though the symptoms are gone, her body is still recovering. If you are giving her any other medications such as cough syrup, antihistamines or fever reducers, they can be a cause of tiredness, too. Answered by Guillermo Frankie 4 months ago.
Yes it can. Antibiotics kill bacteria throughout your body, not just what you're taking them for, so you can get diarrhea, yeast infections, decreased birth control effectiveness, all kinds of side effects. Try eating some probiotic yogurt to repopulate your good bacteria faster. Answered by Brianne Mclafferty 4 months ago.
What will be the answer if amoxicillin has a pediatric dosage of 25 mg/kg/day?
a. how much medication should be administered per day to an infant weighing 15.6 lbs? b. if the medication is to be administered three times per day, how much medication should be administered per dosage? please give the step by step how to get the answers
Asked by Raguel Barbarin 4 months ago.
First convert 15.6 lbs to kgs. You get 7.09 kgs. Round it up to 7.1 kgs Multiply: 7.1x 25mg/kg/day = 177.5 You want 3 equal doses, so divide: 177.5/3 Equals 59.1 mgs, 3 times a day ---------------------------------------... If the drug is one where dosage is calculated by weight, multiply the patient's weight by the dosage listed in the drug guide. For example, for a child weighing 10 kg taking a drug with a recommended dosage of 20 mg/kg/day, the daily dosage would be 10 kg x 20 mg/kg/day = 200 mg/day. Answered by Chu Tevis 4 months ago.
What is Amoxicillin?
Asked by Lonny Paar 4 months ago.
Amoxicillin (INN) or amoxycillin (former BAN) is a moderate-spectrum, bacteriolytic, β-lactam antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections caused by susceptible microorganisms. It is usually the drug of choice within the class because it is better absorbed, following oral administration, than other beta-lactam antibiotics. Amoxicillin is susceptible to degradation by β-lactamase-producing bacteria, and so may be given with clavulanic acid to decrease its susceptibility (see below). It was developed by Beecham in 1972 and is currently marketed by GlaxoSmithKline (the inheritor company) under the original trade name Amoxil. Mode of action Main article: Beta-lactam antibiotic Amoxicillin acts by inhibiting the synthesis of bacterial cell walls. It inhibits cross-linkage between the linear peptidoglycan polymer chains that make up a major component of the cell wall of Gram-positive bacteria.  Microbiology Amoxicillin is a moderate-spectrum antibiotic active against a wide range of Gram-positive, and a limited range of Gram-negative organisms. Some examples of susceptible and resistant organisms, from the Amoxil Approved Product Information (GSK, 2003), are listed below.  Susceptible Gram-positive organisms Streptococcus spp., penicillin-susceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae, non β-lactamase-producing Staphylococcus spp., and Enterococcus faecalis.  Susceptible Gram-negative organisms Non-β-lactamase producing strains of the following bacteria: Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Neisseria meningitidis, Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis and Salmonella spp.  Resistant organisms Penicillinase-producing organisms, particularly penicillinase-producing Staphylococcus spp. Penicillinase-producing N. gonorrhoeae and H. influenzae are also resistant. All strains of Pseudomonas spp., Klebsiella spp., Enterobacter spp., indole-positive Proteus spp., Serratia marcescens, and Citrobacter spp. are resistant. The incidence of β-lactamase-producing resistant organisms, including E. coli, appears to be increasing. Doubling the routinely given concentration (in pediatrics) of amoxicillin has been shown to eradicate intermediately resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in selected infections.  Formulations Amoxicillin in trihydrate form is available as capsules, chewable and dispersable tablets plus syrup and paediatric suspension for oral use, and as the sodium salt for intravenous administration. It is one of the most common antibiotics issued to children, and the sweet-tasting liquid forms are helpful where the patient might find it difficult to take tablets or capsules. It has 3 ionizable groups.  Amoxicillin and clavulanic acid Main article: Co-amoxiclav To overcome the issue of β-lactamase production by resistant organisms, amoxicillin (in either trihydrate or sodium salt forms) may be combined with clavulanic acid, typically as the potassium salt. This combination has activity against a very broad array of Gram-positive, Gram-negative, and anaerobic organisms. It is not active against MRSA, P. aeruginosa, or C. difficile. It is available in oral preparations worldwide and also in the intravenous preparation in some countries. The British Approved Name for this formulation is co-amoxiclav, but it is commonly referred to in practice by proprietary names such as Amoksiklav, Augmentin, Clamoxyl, Augclac, and Augmexx depending on country.  Side effects Side effects are as those for other beta-lactam antibiotics. Side effects include nausea, vomiting, and easy fatigue. Loose bowel movements (diarrhea) also may occur. The onset of an allergic reaction to amoxicillin can be very sudden and intense - emergency medical attention must be sought as quickly as possible. The initial onset of such a reaction often starts with a change in mental state; skin rash with intense itching (often beginning in fingertips and around groin area and rapidly spreading) and sensations of fever, nausea and vomiting. Any other symptoms that seem even remotely suspicious must be taken very seriously.  Non-allergic amoxicillin rash Somewhere between 3% to 10% of children taking amoxicillin (or ampicillin) show a late-developing (>72 hours after beginning medication and having never taken penicillin-like medication previously) non-itchy rash, sometimes referred to as the "amoxicillin rash." The rash is described as maculopapular or morbilliform (measles-like), and starts on the trunk and can spread from there. This rash is unlikely to be a true allergic reaction, and is not a contra-indication for future amoxicillin usage, nor should current regimen necessarily be stopped. However, as mentioned above, this common amoxicillin rash and a dangerous allergic reaction cannot easily be distinguished by inexperienced persons, and therefore a health professional should be consulted if a rash develops. (Pichichero, 2005; Schmitt 2005) Non-allergic amoxicillin rash 8 days after first dose, 24 hours after rash began. Diagnosed by pediactric resident at local university hospital. 8 hours after first photo. Individual spots have grown and begun to merge. 23 hours after first photo. Color apparently fading, much of rash has spread to confluence.  Proprietary preparations Novamoxin Prescription Drug - 500 MG Amoxicillin TrihydrateThe patent for amoxicillin has expired. Thus amoxicillin is marketed under many trade names including: Actimoxi, Amoksibos, Amoxiclav Sandoz, Amoxil, Amoksiklav, Amoxibiotic, Amoxicilina, Apo-Amoxi, Bactox, Betalaktam, Cilamox, Curam, Dedoxil, Dispermox, Duomox, Isimoxin, Klavox, Lamoxy, Moxypen, Moxyvit, Novamoxin, Ospamox, Panklav, Pamoxicillin, Polymox, Samthongcillin, Senox, Sinacilin, Trimox, Tolodina, Wymox, Zerrsox and Zimox. Answered by Marivel Chatriand 4 months ago.
Amoxicillin is an antibiotic in the penicillin group of drugs. It fights bacteria in your body. Amoxicillin is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria, such as ear infections, bladder infections, pneumonia, gonorrhea, and E. coli or salmonella infection. Amoxicillin is also sometimes used together with another antibiotic called clarithromycin (Biaxin) to treat stomach ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori infection. This combination is sometimes used with a stomach acid reducer called lansoprazole (Prevacid). Answered by Delena Volkens 4 months ago.
Amoxicillin is used for: Treating infections caused by certain bacteria. It may be used with other medicines to treat ulcers of the small intestines. from a pharmacy teck me Answered by Brittny Ziel 4 months ago.
It's an antibiotic used for just about every kind of bacterial infection. It's the most commonly prescribed antibiotic right now. Some people are allergic to it and to them it could be fatal. It can be prescribed for anything from pneumonia to a simple ear infection. Answered by Hermine Cernohous 4 months ago.
It's an antibiotic to treat cheat infections, bladder infection , etc. Answered by Yetta Blaschke 4 months ago.
An anti-biotic It treats ear infections, sometimes they give it to you if you have strep throat or other infections. It also tears up your liver and kidneys. Answered by Shella Kariger 4 months ago.
an antibiotic that fights infection! Answered by Chi Makinster 4 months ago.
penicillin in a more tolerable form. Answered by Ozell Rebich 4 months ago.
it is an antibiotic....also a form of penicillin. Answered by Britt Tomala 4 months ago.
What is an easier way to take amoxicillin 500MG?
I have strep throat and I can't swallow the giant pills! It ended up opening in my mouth and it tasted horrible. Is it okay to just split the capsules and pour the amoxicillin in my mouth? Is there an easier way? Help!
Asked by Deidre Taber 4 months ago.
You can open the capsule and mix the contents with applesauce or something similar. It will probably not be very palatable, but it may help you to finish your antibiotic therapy. There is also a pediatric Amoxicillin suspension. Your doctor could change your prescription. Hope this helps. :) Answered by Kayleigh Gails 4 months ago.
No, don't open the capsules! If you are having problems with the pills, you can get a liquid form from the doctor. Just call him/her up and ask to get it changed. Although I'm just warning you, it tastes pretty nasty. Answered by Edyth Loseth 4 months ago.
If you open the pill and put the drug directly into your mouth with some water. Then this drug will kill a lot of bacteria in your mouth. And you might end up with a yeast infection or thrush in your mouth. That's why you shouldn't split the pill. Answered by Steffanie Norbo 4 months ago.
as long as it is not an xr (extendedrelease or time released) capsule it's ok to do that or ask your pharmacy to give you a liquid version. or ask for a solid tablet that can be broken in half.. Answered by Reina Ardner 4 months ago.
Ok, right now call the pharmacy and talk to the pharmicyst! Now the number is on the bottle---he can answer questions and tell you exactly! That's his job. Answered by Shantel Alonza 4 months ago.
It might be easier to just go back to the doctor and ask him/her to give you a shot instead. I don't know why they would give you such a huge pill when your throat is obviously irritated. Answered by Lonny Stthomas 4 months ago.
return to the pharmacy and ask if they can either compound the pills or give you a liquid form. Answered by Margarita Arrollo 4 months ago.
are you drinking plenty of liquid with it? if the pills are opening up any way trying to take them conventionally, i can't imagine you'd do much more harm by intentionally opening them. Answered by Earle Ryu 4 months ago.
Pediatric Dosage Question..HELP?
Order: Amoxil 60 mg po q8h, child weighs 20 lb Label: Amoxil 125 mg/5 mL. How would i approach this question to get the answer. Please include your steps
Asked by Doug Jerrett 4 months ago.
You have to convert the lbs to kg. Most peds meds have a dosage based on kg. After you figure that out then it's a simple ratio problem from there 60mg 125mg _____ X ______ Cross multiply then you should come up with the answer being = 2.4mL X mL 5 mL Answered by Erica Dejardin 4 months ago.
A Question About Amoxicillin?
My daughter developed a UTI late one night after the pediatrician's office was closed. She has gotten them before and presently has a referral to a urologist. The night this happened I also was dealing with my other child who was alot worse off than her and needed constant attention. So, I gave her over the...
Asked by Sunshine May 4 months ago.
My daughter developed a UTI late one night after the pediatrician's office was closed. She has gotten them before and presently has a referral to a urologist. The night this happened I also was dealing with my other child who was alot worse off than her and needed constant attention. So, I gave her over the counter AZO (pyridium) and some cranberry tablets I had on hand. It did not work and she was bent over, crying and in alot of pain. I also made her drink alot of water. So I rummaged through the cabinet and came across some amoxicillin. She'd taken it before so I knew she was not allergic and I knew that I had been given Augmentin for a UTI a couple of times which is mainly Amoxicillin...of course it has Clavalanate (spelling) in it too. But it was all I had on hand in the middle of the night and an hour after she took it she was able to urinate. The next morning I gave her another dose and she urinated again so I sent her to school. Maybe not the best option but I was still dealing with my other child and she really seemed to be doing better. Well, later that afternoon it started all over again and she was in alot of pain, distended, unable to urinate. Pediatrician's office closed early this day so I took her to an after hours pediatric clinic. The physician was horrible! Everything I said he came back with a sarcastic reply even though I told him what I did and why. He commented that the amoxicillin that she'd been prescribed in the past might have been for an earache but not for a UTI. Then he said, that's like trying to cure cancer with Amoxicillin! Then he went on and on about how I screwed up the urine culture by giving her the antibiotic because of course they have to get a sample of urine first. I felt so beat down and bullied by the way he kept telling me I did everything wrong and he wouldn't let it drop either. He asked me about 20 times, "well, how do you KNOW she has a UTI? What makes you think she has a UTI??? I told him because she's bent over can barely walk, crying from pain cause she needs to urinate and can't. He said, well she doesn't have a fever or chills, or flank pain or blood in her urine does she? I told him I've had several UTI ' s in the past and so has my sister and alot of women that I work with and we've said many times during conversations that none of us has ever had any symptom except a distended bladder and a strong urge to urninate but couldn't. He then interrogated me about when was the last time she had one and did she actually get diagnosed with a urinalysis. I said, Yes, about 6 weeks ago. The he said, "and where was this at?" When I told him he actually wrote the doctor's name down. He acted like I was lying for whatever reason I don't know, but for a simple antibiotic? I mean he never even introduced himself when he walked in he just started interrogating us with a scowl on his face. I will never go back there again. But, please, this has bothered me so much that I just want someone to tell me what I did wrong. Does anyone think that what I did was that wrong? The only alternative would have been to go to the ER and we've already been there 5 times this past year due to everyone in my family has been taking their turn...but it always takes at least 5 or 6 hours to be seen. I've been an ICU nurse for 26 years and I wanted to help my daughter the best I could and it did seem to get her through the night and most of the next day....besides, sometimes I've seen doctors prescribe medications that didn't work and had to prescribe something else so why did that doctor act like I was a criminal and talk to me like that??? I felt insulted to the point that I finally gave up and the last couple times he repeated, "what makes you think she has a UTI? I just shrugged my shoulders and said, "I don't know". I was tired of getting shot down with every question he asked. I should have told him, "no, it may not cure cancer but it sure doesn't give a person a nasty disposition either. I keep wondering if I missed something......I am always overly nice to ANY person that I have an appointment with so I know I was not rude. So why was he so rude to me? Do you think I deserved it? Thanks for anybody who may have comments to share. And if you google amoxicillin or urinary tract infection it does say that it is prescribed for bladder infections and until recent years it was the first line drug of choice for many years til they came out with Augmentin (which has amoxicillin in it) and some newer drugs. But I don't think that by giving her a dose or two of Amoxicillin to see if it would give her some relief was that far fetched and it did give her relief for awhile. Anybody have any thoughts???? Thanks alot. Answered by Caleb Leckie 4 months ago.
Bactrim is usually the drug of choice for a UTI. The Amoxicillin will probably affect the urine culture, so that an accurate diagnosis can not be obtained. The only thing you did wrong here was to give an antibiotic that really was not indicated. Also, antibiotics don't work on 1 or 2 or 3 doses - you need the full course of treatment - sometimes 7 days, sometimes 10 days. Taking Amoxicillin can (especially only a couple of doses) when it's not indicated can encourage the growth of non-susceptible organisms. Also, you should not have any old antibiotics in the house - they should have all been taken for the last reason they were prescribed. Somebody didn't finish their full course of antibiotic therapy if there were spare amoxicillin tabs laying around. OK - all that being said, I understand completely your train of thought. Your child was in pain, and you wanted to help. You gave a medication for what you assumed is a bacterial infection. Any good mother wants to see their child healthy and out of pain ASAP. The docor WAS very rude to you - and there's really no good excuse for that. You did not deserve to be interrogated as though you had commited some sort of child abuse, when all you were doing was trying to help your daughter. I sympathize with you 100% - the doctor was wrong to treat you in this manner. I hope he will see that this is not the proper "bedside manner", and adjust his attitude in the future. ((((HUGS))) Hope your child is ok! Answered by Marquerite Kuks 4 months ago.
Sounds like he was just being a jerk.. While yes generally you shouldn't take medications that haven't been prescribed to you for that particular thing at that particular time, in this case it was completely understandable-and usually an antibiotic is prescribed for an infection anyway so... I wouldn't worry about it-you did what you had to and she was better off being temporarily better than being in a terrible state all night. Answered by Karyl Leszczynski 4 months ago.
antibiotics should be used always and only under medical prescription. Answered by Shirley Madise 4 months ago.
My daughter had her heart correction last nov 2010. And now she need tooth exaction.?
And the pediatric cardiology, answer me amoxicillin 50mg/kg one hr before the procedure. I have amoxicillin 250mg/5ml suspension. What is the equivalent amount in ml? she weight 12.5kg or 27.55 pound.
Asked by Zona Caren 4 months ago.
12.5 * 50 = 625 mg of amoxicillin should be taken 625 / 250 = 2.5 times 2.5 * 5ml = 12.5 ml should be taken before tooth extraction, round that up to 15 ml, no problem. If you are giving her amoxicillin only i advice against it, select a fortified amoxicillin with clavulanic acid, most famous brand is Augmentin. Answered by Treasa Reynoza 4 months ago.
Could Amoxicillin prevent Tourette's syndrome?
@visal k, you're wrong. I'm sorry, but you are. Yes Amoxicillin is used to treat bacterial infections, and yes Tourette's syndrome is a neurological disorder, but you obviously didn't read the description of the question. It is believed that Tourette's syndrome can be caused by an untreated...
Asked by Eve Lipa 4 months ago.
I have Tourette's syndrome, and my doctor believes it was caused by an untreated strep infection in my spinal cord when i was a baby, or; Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections (PANDAS). So if this is true, then couldn't introducing "at risk" children to Amoxicillin at birth, kill the bacterial infection before it could cause the disorder? Answered by Toney Degiorgio 4 months ago.
@visal k, you're wrong. I'm sorry, but you are. Yes Amoxicillin is used to treat bacterial infections, and yes Tourette's syndrome is a neurological disorder, but you obviously didn't read the description of the question. It is believed that Tourette's syndrome can be caused by an untreated streptococcal infection in the spinal cord. So please, answer the question at hand. @Prov MD, the "at risk" population could be the children who's parents suffer from the disorder. Answered by Svetlana Latour 4 months ago.
Amoxicillin will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu. Do not share this medication with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have. Amoxicillin may also be used in combination with other medicines to treat stomach ulcers etc. But Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics. [email protected] Answered by Mallory Rothman 4 months ago.
It could, but there's no way to tell which children would be "at risk," and you'd get a lot more cases of antibiotic resistance from that widespread use. The harm would be greater than the benefit. Answered by Denise Szitar 4 months ago.