• Bacterial infections

Amoxicillin Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Amoxicillin (as trihydrate) 250mg, 500mg; caps.

Pharmacological Class

Broad-spectrum penicillin.

How Supplied

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Amoxicillin Indications


Susceptible infections including ear/nose/throat (ENT), genitourinary tract, skin and skin structures, lower respiratory, acute uncomplicated gonorrhea.

Amoxicillin Dosage and Administration


ENT, genitourinary, or skin: 250mg every 8hrs. Severe, less susceptible, or lower respiratory infections: 500mg every 8hrs. Gonorrhea: 3g once. Renal impairment: glomerular filtration rate (GFR) 10–30mL/min: 250mg or 500mg every 12hrs; GFR <10mL/min or hemodialysis: 250mg or 500mg every 24hrs (give additional dose during and at end of dialysis).


≥40kg: as adult. ≤3 months: max 30mg/kg per day in 2 divided doses every 12hrs. >3 months (<40kg): ENT, genitourinary, skin: 20mg/kg per day in 3 divided doses every 8hrs. Severe, less susceptible, or lower respiratory infections: 40mg/kg per day in 3 divided doses every 8hrs. Gonorrhea: <2yrs: not recommended; prepubertal: amoxicillin 50mg/kg + probenecid 25mg/kg as a single dose.

Amoxicillin Contraindications

Not Applicable

Amoxicillin Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Amoxicillin Warnings/Precautions


Cephalosporin, imipenem or other allergy: not recommended. Monitor blood, renal, and hepatic function in long-term use. Monitor closely if skin rash develops; discontinue if lesions progress. Mononucleosis. Labor & delivery. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers.

Amoxicillin Pharmacokinetics




Renal. Half-life: 61.3 minutes.

Amoxicillin Interactions


May cause false (+) glucose test with Clinitest, Benedict's or Fehling's soln. Serum levels increased by probenecid.

Amoxicillin Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Diarrhea, rash, vomiting, nausea; anaphylaxis, severe cutaneous adverse reactions (eg, SJS, TEN, DRESS, AGEP), hyperactivity, blood dyscrasias.

Amoxicillin Clinical Trials

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Amoxicillin Note


Formerly known under the brand names Amoxil, Trimox, Ultimox, Wymox (caps, susp), Polymox (susp).

Amoxicillin Patient Counseling

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