Amoxicillin is a drug that can be taken to treat infections. The severity of the infection would vary from one person to another. This is the reason why there are different dosages available for this medication. Some of the Amoxicillin dosages are 125mg, 200mg, 250mg, 400mg, 500mg, 600mg, 775mg and 875mg. Let us look at the suitable dosage strength for adults and children.
Available adult dosage strength for Amoxicillin
If you are a person who is affected by throat, ear, nasal, skin or genital infections then you have to check whether it is mild or moderate.
If it belongs to this category then you can take Amoxicillin 250mg for every eight hours or Amoxicillin 500mg for every twelve hours. When the infection is severe, the dosage strength would be increased. The dose would be 500mg for every eight hours or 875mg for every twelve hours.
Acute gonorrhea, urethral or uncomplicated anogenital infection patients can take a single oral dose of Amoxicillin 3mg for a day.
Lower respiratory tract infections are also occurring these days. No matter what is the severity of the infection is it mild, moderate or severe, you would be instructed to take 500mg for every eight hours or 875mg for every twelve hours.
Amoxicillin is also used in the treatment of ulcers. They are mixed with various medications for the therapy.
What are the available Amoxicillin dosage strength for children?
The below-mentioned dosage strengths are for children who are older than three months and weigh 88 pounds.
Children with acute, gonorrhea, urethral or uncomplicated anogenital infection can take Amoxicillin at a dosage strength of 25mg per 2.2 pounds of the body weight every twelve hours or 20mg for the same weight for every eight hours. This would be the appropriate dosage strength if the infection is mild to moderate.
In case of severe infection, the suitable dosage strength would be 45mg for every 2.2 pounds for every twelve hours or 40mg for every 2.2 pounds for every eight hours.
Irrespective of the severity of the lower respiratory tract infection, the dosage strength for the child would be 45mg for every 2.2 pounds of weight for every twelve hours or 40mg for every 2.2 pounds of weight for every eight hours.
If the child is below three months of age then the maximum dose should be 30mg per 2.2 pounds for every twelve hours.
What are the forms at which Amoxicillin dosages are available in the market?
The Amoxicillin medication is available in the market as tablets, suspensions, chewable pills and pediatric drops. It is better to give the drops for children. The medication can be mixed with fruit juice, water or milk. The drops have to be placed on the tongue of the child for swallowing. It is a must that the child has to drink completely to ensure that he or she takes the complete dose for the treatment.
If you miss the dose and it is time to the next dosage strength then you can take the missed dose. If you take the dose for every twelve hours, you can take the missed dose and after five to six hours you can take the next dose. If you are taking the dose for every eight hours then you have to take the missed dose and after two to four hours take the next dose. After this continue the usual regime.