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WHats a normal dosage of amoxicillin for adults?

  1. 0 hey you guys just had a quick question for the nurses. What is the most common dosage of ammoxicillin (SP) for adults in mg? My husband was arguing about it with someone at work and called me up to tell me to post this question here. (guess he knows what i do when school is out!) :imbar
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  3. Visit  kathy_79 profile page
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    for adults: 250mg q8h by mouth and in more severe infection: 500mg q8h or 875mg q12h PO
  4. Visit  smk1 profile page
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    thanks kathy! My hubby kept saying it was 250 mg but apparently somebody said the normal dose was 800 mg and the argument ensued. (why they were discussing this i have no idea! )
  5. Visit  leslie :-D profile page
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    i'm accustomed to giving typically 1500 mg/day in 3 divided doses.

    800mg sounds like bactrim.

    leslie
  6. Visit  xfroggerx profile page
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    I got these dosages from Epocrates.com
    Ammoxicillin dosages -
    Infections, Bacterial:500-875 mg PO q12h
    Endocarditis prophylaxis:2000 mg PO X 1
    Gonnorhea, uncomplicated: 3 G PO x 1
    H. Pylori tx: 1 G PO bid x 10-14 days

    Hope this helps.
  7. Visit  smk1 profile page
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    OH MY GOD! he just told me why they got into this argument! My husband and one of the other contractors on the job site have colds and decided to go to the FEED MILL and get FISH antibiotics because they heard it was the "same thing" for like 5 bucks and no docs office wait!
  8. Visit  leslie :-D profile page
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    Quote from smkoepke
    OH MY GOD! he just told me why they got into this argument! My husband and one of the other contractors on the job site have colds and decided to go to the FEED MILL and get FISH antibiotics because they heard it was the "same thing" for like 5 bucks and no docs office wait!


    yowsa.
  9. Visit  smk1 profile page
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    Quote from earle58


    yowsa.
    what is it with men and going to the doctor? these guys would rather take ANIMAL meds, than brave the docs office....sometimes I've really got to wonder about him, hes my sweetie but bless his heart....no common sense at all sometimes. :uhoh21:
  10. Visit  KRVRN profile page
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    Y'know, I have heard that they frequently give the same meds to animals. My dog has been on amoxicillin before. So if the label says it's amoxicillin, it should be the same as what we know of as amoxicillin. Which in no way excuses what they did of course!
  11. Visit  talaxandra profile page
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    Why are they talking about taking antibiotics to treat a cold? Anumal anti's or not, they won't do a thing if you've got a viral illness! :chuckle
  12. Visit  talaxandra profile page
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    Why are they talking about taking antibiotics to treat a cold? Animal anti's or not, they won't do a thing if you've got a viral illness! :chuckle
  13. Visit  smk1 profile page
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    Quote from talaxandra
    Why are they talking about taking antibiotics to treat a cold? Anumal anti's or not, they won't do a thing if you've got a viral illness! :chuckle
    well thats a whole other point that i have tried to make countless times but my hubby is a baby when he is sick. He thinks he's getting pneumonia every time he has the sniffles . I just smile and find lots of errands to run so he doesn't drive me up the wall.
  14. Visit  MommaJ-RN profile page
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    LOL!
    My hubby is pretty much the same way...
    He sneezes twice and swears he's dying! :chuckle

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