Emoxil

Amoxicillin
Antibiotics

Emoxil

Description

Composition:

Emoxil 250 Capsule: Each capsule contains Amoxicillin BP 250 mg.

Emoxil 250 Capsule: Each capsule contains Amoxicillin BP 500 mg.

Emoxil Powder for Suspension: After reconstitution each 5 ml of suspension containsAmoxicillin BP125 mg.

Emoxil Powder for PediatricDrops: After reconstitution each 1.25 ml of suspension containsAmoxicillin BP125 mg.

 

Pharmacology:

Amoxicillin is a broad spectrum antibiotic and active against various species of Gram-positive and Gram-negative microorganisms. Amoxicillin is rapidly and completely absorbed in comparison with Ampicillin. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the synthesis of the bacterial cell wall.

Indications:

Respiratory tract infections: Sinusitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, otitis media, laryngitis, pneumonia, lung abscess and bronchitis.

Genitourinary tract infections (Obstetric and gynaecological infections): Pyelonephritis, cystitis, urethritis, gonorrhoea.

Skin and soft tissue infections: Cellulitis, infected wounds, carbuncles, furunculosis.

Others: Endocarditis, septicaemia, post operative infections etc.

 

 

Dosage & Administration:

Oral Adult dosage:

250 mg three times daily, increasing to 500 mg three times daily for more severe infections. Maximum recommended oral dosage 6 g daily in divided doses.

Severe or recurrent purulent respiratory tract infections: 3g twice daily.

Urinary tract infections: 3g repeated after 10 to 12 hours.

Dental abscess: 3g repeated after 8 hours.

Gonorrhea: Single 3g dose.

Injection Adults: Usual dose for general infection is 250 mg to 500 mg eight hourly intramuscularly. If needed doses may be increased as directed by the physician. In severe infections, 500 mg to 1 g may be given every 6 hours by slow intravenous injection over 3 to 4 minutes.

Children dosage:

Children (up to 10 years): 125 mg three times daily, increasing to 250 mg three times daily for more severe infections. Children (under 2 years): 62.5-125 mg (½ to 1 measuring spoonful) 3 times daily. Otitis media (children 3 to 10 years): 750 mg twice daily for 2 days. Children (up to 10 years) : Children may be given 50 to 100 mg /kg body weight in 3-4 divided doses by intramuscularly or slow intravenous injection over 3-4 minutes.

 

Contraindication:

Amoxicillin is contraindicated in penicillin hypersensitive patients, in glandular fever and in conditions caused by a bacterial species with a high proportion of Ampicillin or Amoxicillin resistant strains.

Warning & Precaution:

In renal impairment the excretion of the antibiotic will be delayed and depending on the degree of impairment it may be necessary to reduce the total daily dosage.

 

Side Effects:

Side effects are mild and transient but diarrhoea, indigestion, skin rashes may occur rarely.

 

 

Packing:

Emoxil 250 Capsule:Each box contains 100’s capsules in blister pack.

Emoxil 250 Capsule:Each box contains 50’s capsules in blister pack.

Emoxil Powder for Suspension:Each bottle contains powder for the reconstitution of 100 ml suspension.

Emoxil Powder for Pediatric Drops:Each bottle contains dry powder for the reconstitution of 15 ml drops.