Oral Suspension Chewable Tablets Tablets

Susceptible infections. Adults, usual: One 500-mg tablet q 12 hr or one 250-mg tablet q 8 hr. Adults unable to take tablets can be given the 125-mg/5 mL or the 250-mg/5 mL suspension in place of the 500-mg tablet or the 200-mg/5 mL or 400-mg/5 mL suspension can be given in place of the 875-mg tablet. Children less than 3 months old: 30 mg/kg/day amoxicillin in divided doses q 12 hr. Use of the 125-mg/5 mL suspension is recommended. Children over 3 months old: 25 mg/kg/day in divided doses q 12 hr or 20 mg/kg/day in divided doses q 8 hr.

Respiratory tract and severe infections.

Adults: One 875-mg tablet q 12 hr or one 500-mg tablet q 8 hr. Children over 3 months old: 45 mg/kg/day of amoxicillin in divided doses q 12 hr or 40 mg/kg/day in divided doses q 8 hr (these doses are used in children for otitis media, lower respiratory tract infections, or sinusitis). Treatment duration for otitis media is 10 days.

Chancroid (Haemophilus ducreyi infection).

Adults: One 500-mg tablet t.i.d. for 7 days (alternative to erythromycin or ceftriaxone).

Disseminated gonococcal infections.

Following therapy with an appropriate cephalosporin, (ceftriaxone, cefti-zoxime, or cefotaxime) uncomplicated disease therapy may be completed with one 500-mg tablet t.i.d. for 1 week.

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