500-1000mg PO TID
Amoxicillin is used in the treatment of infections due to certain Streptococcus spp. and Enterococcus spp. as well as treatment of infections due to susceptible Gram negative infections.
Commonly used for upper respiratory tract infections and urinary tract infections.
Allergic reactions, rash
Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea
Allopurinol - increased frequency of rash
Patients with infectious mononucleosis secondary to EBV and given amoxicillin or ampicillin may develop a rash and this is not indicative of a true allergy.
Antimicrobial class: Aminopenicillin
Pregnancy category: B
Average serum half life: 1 hour
Biliary penetration: Therapeutic
CSF penetration: Moderate
Lung penetration: Therapeutic
Urine penetration: Therapeutic