click here for details            Amoxil   (U.S.N.L.M.)
Dosing Mild/Moderate: 250mg q8hr or 500mg q12hr.    Severe: 500mg q8hr or 875mg q12hr.
Chem Specs amoxicillin
Quantities Tablets(500, 875mg), Capsul(250,500mg), Chewable(200, 400mg),
Suspension(125, 200, 250, 400mg).
Cost 4.00/30 generic
Class moderate-spectrum ß-lactam antibiotic  (ampicillin analog)
Action ß-lactam antibiotics bind to transpeptidase (used by bacteria in cell wall synthesis).
Usage Indicated in the treatment of skin and skin structure infections due to ß-lactamase producing
strains Streptococcus spp. (α- and ß-hemolytic strains only), Staphylococcus spp., or E. coli.
Susceptible to degradation by ß-lactamase-producing bacteria.
Not useful for Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Contraindications Allergy to any of the penicillins
Pediatric use Consult dosing tables (package insert ) and warnings for children under 40kg.
Pregnancy Category B
Consider Septra (Monarch pharma) or Bactrim (Roche) when penicillin allergy is encountered.