Amoxicillin is a semi-synthetic penicillin a close chemical and a pharmacological relative of ampicillin. The drug is stable in acid and is designed for oral use. The antimicrobial spectrum of amoxicillin is essentially identical to that of ampicillin with the important exception that amoxicillin appears to be less effective than ampicillin for shigellosis. Amoxicillin is more rapidly and completely absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract than ampicillin, which is the major difference between the two. Peak concentration in plasma are two to two and one-half times greater for amoxicillin than for ampicillin after oral administration of the same dose. Food does not interfere with absorption, perhaps because of more complete absorption of this congener.
Each capsule contains:
Amoxicillin (as trihydrate) …………………….. 500 mg
For the treatment of infections caused by susceptible strains of Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms such as respiratory, G.I. and genito-urinary tracts, skin and soft tissue infections.
Amoxicillin is contraindicated in patients known to be sensitive to penicillin and it should be used with caution in patients with known history of allergy to the drug.
Gastrointestinal disturbances and rashes may occur. Small accounts of amoxicillin excreted in the milk may provoke allergic reactions in breastfeed infants.
Adult Dose: One capsule every 6 hours or as prescribed by the physician.
1-2 years: 2.5 mL (1/2 teaspoon)
3-6 years: 5 mL (1 teaspoonful)
7-12 years: 5-10 mL (1-2 teaspoonfuls) every 8 hours or as prescribed by the physician.
DIRECTION FOR RECONSTITUTION:
For 250 mg/5 mL Powder for Suspension
To make 60 mL reconstituted suspension, mix thoroughly the contents with 45 mL water and shake well until the powder is evenly suspended. The reconstituted suspension is stable for 7 days at temperatures not exceeding 30 degree Celsius and 14 days when refrigerated (2 degree Celsius – 8 degree Celsius).
Foods, Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics Act prohibits dispensing without prescription.
Store at temperatures not exceeding 30 degree Celsius.
In blister pack x 100′s