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To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of amoxicillin for oral suspension, USP and other antibacterial drugs, amoxicillin for oral suspension, USP should be used only to treat infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria. When culture and susceptibility information are available, they should be considered in selecting or modifying antibacterial therapy. In the absence of such data, local epidemiology and susceptibility patterns may contribute to the empiric selection of therapy.
Amoxicillin for oral suspension, USP is indicated in the treatment of infections due to susceptible (ONLY β-lactamase–negative) isolates of the designated bacteria in the conditions listed below:
1.1 Infections of the Ear, Nose, and Throatdue to Streptococcus species (α- and β-hemolytic isolates only), Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus spp., or Haemophilus influenzae.1.2 Infections of the Genitourinary Tract
due to Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, or Enterococcus faecalis.1.3 Infections of the Skin and Skin Structuredue to Streptococcus spp. (α- and β-hemolytic isolates only), Staphylococcus spp., or E. coli.1.4 Infections of the Lower Respiratory Tractdue to Streptococcus spp. (α- and β-hemolytic isolates only), S. pneumoniae, Staphylococcus spp., or H. influenzae.1.5 Gonorrhea, Acute Uncomplicated (ano-genital and urethral infections)
due to Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
Because of high rates of amoxicillin resistance, amoxicillin for oral suspension, USP is not recommended for empiric treatment of gonorrhea. Amoxicillin for oral suspension, USP use should be limited to situations where N. gonorrhoeae isolates are known to be susceptible to amoxicillin.1.6 Triple Therapy for Helicobacter pylori with Clarithromycin and Lansoprazole
Amoxicillin for oral suspension, USP, in combination with clarithromycin plus lansoprazole as triple therapy, is indicated for the treatment of patients with H. pylori infection and duodenal ulcer disease (active or 1-year history of a duodenal ulcer) to eradicate H. pylori. Eradication of H. pylori has been shown to reduce the risk of duodenal ulcer recurrence.1.7 Dual Therapy for H. pylori with Lansoprazole
Amoxicillin for oral suspension, USP, in combination with lansoprazole delayed-release capsules as dual therapy, is indicated for the treatment of patients with H. pylori infection and duodenal ulcer disease (active or 1-year history of a duodenal ulcer) who are either allergic or intolerant to clarithromycin or in whom resistance to clarithromycin is known or suspected. (See the clarithromycin package insert, MICROBIOLOGY.) Eradication of H. pylori has been shown to reduce the risk of duodenal ulcer recurrence.
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Formulationof amoxicillin for oral suspension, USP contains amoxicillin, a semisynthetic antibiotic, an analog of ampicillin, with a broad spectrum of bactericidal activity against many Gram-positive and Gram-negative microorganisms. Chemically, it is (2S,5R,6R)-6-[(R)-(-)-2-amino-2-(p-hydroxyphenyl)acetamido]-3,3-dimethyl-7-oxo-4-thia-1-azabicyclo[3.2.0]heptane-2-carboxylic acid trihydrate. It may be represented structurally as:
The amoxicillin molecular formula is C16H19N3O5S•3H2O, and the molecular weight is 419.45.
Each 5 mL of reconstituted suspension contains amoxicillin trihydrate equivalent to 200 mg or 400 mg anhydrous amoxicillin. Each 5 mL of the 200 mg and 400 mg reconstituted suspension contains 0.16 mEq (3.61 mg) of sodium; Inactive ingredients: sucrose, sodium citrate, sodium benzoate, edetate disodium, FD&C Red No. 3, xanthan gum, bubble-gum flavor, and colloidal silicon dioxide.