How to reconstitute amoxicillin? - page 2

by Tazike

I'm trying to figure out how much water to add to amoxicillin suspension. Unfortunately there is no information on the bottle or on the insert that tells you how to reconstitute it. It's supposed to make 120ml, 250mg per 5ml. I... Read More


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    The Bottle of the generic drug Novamoxicillin contains 5000 mg amoxicillin as trihydrate. You are asked to add 60 ml water in two portions and shake well to make 100 ml of suspension. Each 1 ml conatains 50 mg of amoxicillin.
    1ml = x x= 100 ml of suspension
    50 5000 mg

    Quote from Tazike
    I'm trying to figure out how much water to add to amoxicillin suspension. Unfortunately there is no information on the bottle or on the insert that tells you how to reconstitute it. It's supposed to make 120ml, 250mg per 5ml. I can't find any info anywhere about how much to add to make 120ml. If anyone knows or know where I can find out I'd really appreciate if you could tell me.

    Thank you
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    That was the first clue I gave you. Therefore, concerning the 120 ml of suspension, you need:
    (250 mg : 5 ml) = (x mg:120ml)
    x= 6000 mg.
    Therefore, you need a powder of amoxicillin as trihydrate to make a suspension of 120 ml.
    I think this will be helpful.
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    In my use of amox for peds I know the bottles we get says to reconstitute with 90 ml's total, but to add 1/3 at a time. So I add about 30 ml's at a time, mix then add, it still ends up half mixed, the other half hard, so I usually manually mix it, don't know if I'm using the best technique, but I get it all mixed.


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