Amoxicillin is indicated in the treatment of infections due to susceptible ß-lactamase negative strains of microorganisms. These infections include
- Ear, nose and throat infections (i.e. otitis media, sinusitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis)
- Lower respiratory tract infections (i.e. pneumonia, acute and chronic bronchitis lung abscess, empyema, bronchiectasis)
- Skin and soft tissue infections (i.e. cellulitis, carbuncles, furunculosis, infected wounds, abscess)
- Genito-urinary tract infections (i.e. pyelonephritis, cystitis and urethritis)
- Venereal disease (i.e. acute uncomplicated gonorrhoea)
- In dental abscess, it is used as short-term therapy.
- It is also indicated in combination with Clarithromycin and Lansoprazole (as triple therapy), for the treatment of patients with H. pylori infection and duodenal ulcer disease and to reduce the risk of duodenal ulcer recurrence.
Adult: 250 mg three times daily, increasing up to 500 mg three times daily for severe infections.
Children (up to 10 years of age) : 125 mg three times daily, increasing up to 250 mg three times daily for severe infections.
- Severe or recurrent purulent respiratory infection: 3 gm every 12 hours.
- Otitis media: Recommended dose is 1 g three times daily for adult and 40 mg/kg body weight daily in 3 divided doses for children (max. 3 g daily).
- Pneumonia: Recommended dose is 500-1000 mg three times daily.
- Dental abscess: Recommended dose is 3 gm, repeated after 10-12 hours.
- Urinary tract infections: Recommended dose is 3 gm, repeated after 10-12 hours.
- Gonorrhoea: Single dose of 2-3 gm with Probenecid 1 gm is recommended (Probenecid is contraindicated in children under 2 years).
- In renal impairment: it may be necessary to reduce the total daily dosage.
Pregnancy & Lactation
Precautions & Warnings
Amoxycillin 500 mg Injection:
- Intramuscular: Add 2.5 ml water for injection to Amoxycillin 500 mg injection vial.
- Intravenous: Dissolve Amoxycillin 500 mg injection in 10 ml water for injection.