Cilamox

Cilamox Dosage/Direction for Use

amoxicillin

Manufacturer:

Aspen

Distributor:

Luen Cheong Hong (M)
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Luen Cheong Hong
Full Prescribing Info
Dosage/Direction for Use
The following recommended doses are for patients with normal renal function. The dosage in patients with renal impairment may need to be adjusted (see Precautions - Impaired Renal Function).
Upper respiratory tract infections (due to Streptococci, pneumococci, non-penicillinase producing Staphylococci and H. influenzae);
Genito-urinary tract infections (due to E. coli, Proteus mirabilis and Strep. faecalis);
Skin and Skin Structure infections (due to Streptococci, sensitive Staphylococci and E. coli).
Adults: 250 mg every eight hours.
Children: (under 20 kg): 25 mg/kg/day in equally divided doses every eight hours.
In severe infections or those caused by less susceptible organisms, 500 mg every eight hours for adults and 50 mg/kg/day in equally divided doses every 8 hours for children may be needed.
Lower respiratory tract infections (due to Streptococci, pneumococci, non-penicillinase producing Staphylococci and H. influenzae).
Adults: 500 mg every eight hours.
Children: (under 20 kg): 50 mg/kg/day in equally divided doses every eight hours.
Urethritis (due to N. gonorrhoeae).
Adults: 3 grams as a single dose. Cases of gonorrhoea with a suspected lesion of syphilis should have dark field examinations before receiving Cilamox and monthly serological tests for a minimum of four months.
Acute, uncomplicated lower urinary tract infections (due to E. coli, Proteus mirabilis, Strep. faecalis and non-penicillinase producing Staphylococci).
Adults: 3 grams as a single dose.
It should be recognised that in the treatment of chronic urinary tract infections, frequent bacteriological and clinical appraisals are necessary. Smaller doses than those recommended above should not be used. In stubborn infections, therapy may be required for several weeks. It may be necessary to continue clinical and/or bacteriological follow-up for several months after cessation of therapy.
Treatment should be continued for a minimum of 48 to 72 hours beyond the time that the patient becomes asymptomatic or evidence of bacterial eradication has been obtained. It is recommended that there be at least 10 days treatment for any infection caused by haemolytic Streptococci to prevent the occurrence of acute rheumatic fever or glomerulonephritis.
Cutaneous anthrax (due to non-penicillinase producing B. anthracis) proven to be susceptible to amoxicillin and without systemic symptoms and not located on the head or neck and not associated with extensive oedema. For more complicated cases, the advice of an infectious disease specialist should be sought.
Adults: 500 mg every eight hours.
Children: (under 20 kg): 80 mg/kg/day in equally divided doses every eight hours.
Post-exposure anthrax prophylaxis (due to non-penicillinase producing B. anthracis) proven to be susceptible to amoxicillin.
Adults: 500 mg every eight hours.
Children: (under 20 kg): 80 mg/kg/day in equally divided doses every eight hours.
The recommended treatment period for cutaneous anthrax and post-exposure anthrax prophylaxis should be 60 days. Periodic assessment of organ system functions is advisable (see Precautions). In the case of cutaneous anthrax which is clearly and unequivocally the result of a zoonotic mode of transmission and in which there are no systemic symptoms, treatment for shorter periods of time may still be an option.
Note: The children's dosage is intended for individuals whose weight will not cause the dosage to be calculated greater than that recommended for adults. Children weighing more than 20 kg should be dosed according to the adult recommendations.
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