Also known as: Amoxicillin
Amoram is one of the best forms of antibiotic available today. It is used to treat infections caused by certain bacteria, including: infections of the ear, nose, and throat (pneumonia, bronchitis); infections of the genitourinary tract; infections of the skin and skin structure; infections of the lower respiratory tract; gonorrhea, acute uncomplicated (ano-genital and urethral infections) in male and females.
Amoram is also used before some surgery or dental work to prevent infection. It is also used in combination with other medications to eliminate H. pylori, a bacteria that causes ulcers. Amoram may also be used for other purposes not listed here.
Amoram acts by inhibiting the synthesis of bacterial cell wall and stopping the growth of bacteria.
Amoram is available in capsules.
Amoram is usually taken every 8 hours (three times a day). It can be taken with or without food.
The chewable tablets should be crushed or chewed thoroughly before they are swallowed. The tablets and capsules should be swallowed whole and taken with a full glass of water.
Take Amoram exactly as directed. Do not take more or less Amoram or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking Amoram without talking to your doctor. To clear up your infection completely, continue taking Amoram for the full course of treatment even if you feel better in a few days. Stopping Amoram too soon may cause bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics.
Adults: 500 mg PO every 12 hours or 250 mg PO every 8 hours for mild/moderate infections and 875 mg PO every 12 hours or 500 mg PO every 8 hours for severe infections.
Infants older than 3 months, Children, and Adolescents: 20 mg/kg/day PO in divided doses every 8 hours (Max: 250 mg/dose) or 25 mg/kg/day PO in divided doses every 12 hours (Max: 500 mg/dose) for mild to moderate infections and 40 mg/kg/day PO in divided doses every 8 hours (Max: 500 mg/dose) or 45 mg/kg/day PO in divided doses every 12 hours (Max: 875 mg/dose) for severe infections.
Neonates and Infants 3 months and younger: 30 mg/kg/day PO given in divided doses every 12 hours.
In case of overdosage, discontinue medication, treat symptomatically, and institute supportive measures as required. If the overdosage is very recent and there is no contraindication, an attempt at emesis or other means of removal of drug from the stomach may be performed. A prospective study of 51 pediatric patients at a poison-control center suggested that overdosages of less than 250 mg/kg of Amoram are not associated with significant clinical symptoms and do not require gastric emptying.
Interstitial nephritis resulting in oliguric renal failure has been reported in a small number of patients after overdosage with Amoram.
Crystalluria, in some cases leading to renal failure, has also been reported after Amoram overdosage in adult and pediatric patients. In case of overdosage, adequate fluid intake and diuresis should be maintained to reduce the risk of Amoram crystalluria.
Renal impairment appears to be reversible with cessation of drug administration. High blood levels may occur more readily in patients with impaired renal function because of decreased renal clearance of Amoram. Amoram may be removed from circulation by hemodialysis.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.
You may store the oral liquid in the refrigerator. Throw away any unused medicine after 14 days. Do not freeze.
Detailed Amoram dosage information