Amoxicillin is widely used in the treatment of children of different ages, including newborns and premature babies. In addition, for children under 5 years of age, amoxicillin is used in the form of a suspension.
Amoxicillin suspension prepared at home: vial topped with granules cooled boiled water (to a label on the bottle), and stirred. It forms a dense mass of yellowish liquid, with the smell and taste of strawberries or raspberries. Obtained medication can be stored for 14 days at room temperature. Shake before each use. A regular teaspoon holds 5 ml of suspension; amoxycillin content slurry in an amount of 250 mg.
For babies, amoxicillin is prescribed on an outpatient basis, ie in the treatment of mild forms of various diseases, most often – when SARS with bacterial complications, such as: Acute otitis; pharyngitis, tracheitis, bronchitis. At skin infections (impetigo). In milder forms of intestinal infections. Sometimes – for the treatment of gastric ulcer and 12 duodenal ulcer, as well as for the prevention of recurrence of the disease.
Individual intolerance to the drug, allergic diathesis and other allergic diseases, intestinal dysbiosis, Infectious mononucleosis, lymphocytic leukemia, severe liver disease.
Medication must be taken with care then trated with amoxicillin children with bleeding disorders and impaired renal function.
The dosage of amoxicillin for children
Amoxicillin, like any other antibiotic, children should appoint a doctor. He appoints and dose depending on the age and weight of the child, and the degree of severity of the disease.
The average dosage of amoxicillin for children are as follows:
1. Children under 2 years – 20 mg / kg body weight / day. This dosage is divided into 3 doses.
2. Children 2-5 years – 125 mg (i.e. 2.1 dimensional suspension spoons) 3 times a day.
3. Children 5-10 years – 250 mg (1 scoop suspension) three times a day.
Newborn and premature children to the doctor prescribes amoxicillin strictly individually, in small dosage, with long intervals between doses of the drug.