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Amoxicillin or Co-amoxiclav/Amoxicillin-Clavulanate (High Dose Therapy)

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Antibiotic Amoxil, Augmentin, Augmentin ES Children

Amoxicillin or Co-amoxiclav/Amoxicillin-Clavulanate (High Dose Therapy) - What is it for

The following leaflet addresses the use of higher doses of amoxicillin and co-amoxiclav/amoxicillin-clavulanate in children when treating their infections.

Both Amoxicillin and Co-amoxiclav/Amoxicillin-Clavulanate contain amoxicillin as the active ingredient. Amoxicillin belongs to a group of antibiotics known as penicillin, and is used to treat a wide range of infections caused by bacteria, including infections of the chest (pneumonia), middle ear (otitis media), sinuses (sinusitis), tonsils (tonsillitis), urinary tract, and skin and soft tissue.

High-dose amoxicillin (such as 80 to 90mg/kg/day) is usually prescribed to overcome the antibiotic resistance that has developed to the common bacteria that may cause these infections  such as the following:

  • Chest (pneumonia)
  • Ear (otitis media), and/or
  • Sinuses (sinusitis)

Amoxicillin or Co-amoxiclav/Amoxicillin-Clavulanate (High Dose Therapy) - Additional Information

 

  • Updated on Wednesday, March 31, 2021
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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