Active Ingredient: Amoxicillin
Amoxicillin can affect the results of these tests.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding Check with your doctor before you take this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
The maximum daily dose is 6 g given in divided doses. The following are the usual adult dosages for preventing infection during dental procedures and other surgery: If a general anaesthetic is not used, 3 g given orally one hour before surgery and another dose six hours later if necessary If a general anaesthetic is used, 3 g given orally four hours before anaesthesia and 3 g six hours after the initial dose Children It is recommended that children be given Amoxicillin as a suspension instead of as capsules.
Children weighing more than 40 kg should be given the usual adult dosage.
Children weighing less than 40 kg who are able to swallow capsules: All doses are worked out depending on the child s body weight in kilograms.
Your doctor will advise you how much medicine you should give to your baby or child. The usual dose is 40 mg to 90 mg for each kilogram of body weight a day, given in two or three divided doses.
It is not normally necessary to arrange to have a dose in the middle of the night, unless your doctor has told you to do so. But remember, space the doses as evenly as possible throughout the day. Will it affect my contraception?
Amoxicillin doesn't stop contraceptive pills working, including the combined pill or emergency contraception.
Look on the pill packet to find out what to do. Will it affect my fertility?The female must be non-lactating and at no risk for pregnancy.
There's no firm evidence to suggest that taking amoxicillin will reduce fertility in either men or women.
However, speak to a pharmacist or your doctor before taking it if you're trying to get pregnant.