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Generic Name: AMOXICILLIN EXTENDED-RELEASE TABLET- ORAL Pronounced: (a-MOX-i-SIL-in) Amoxicillin Oral Overdose
If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center
or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US National Poison
Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison
control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: severe vomiting, persistent
diarrhea, a severe decrease in the amount of urine, or
Amoxicillin Oral Missed Dose
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it
is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual
dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Amoxicillin Oral Notes
Do not share this medication with others.
This medication has been prescribed for your current
condition only. Do not use it later for another infection unless your doctor
directs you to do so. A different medication may be necessary in that
Definition A streptococcal screen is a test to detect group A streptococcus, the most common cause of strep throat . Alternative Names Rapid strep test How the test is performed The test requires a throat swab. It takes about 7 minutes. The swab is tested to identify group A streptococcus. How to prepare for the test There is no special preparation. Inform the health care provider if you are taking, or have recently taken, antibiotics. How the test will feel Your throat will be swabbed in the area of the tonsils. This may make you gag. Why the test is performed Your health care provider may order this test if you have signs of strep throat or if you have symptoms of pharyngitis (sore throat).
Definition A throat swab culture is a laboratory test done to isolate and identify organisms that may cause infection in the throat. Alternative Names Throat culture and sensitivity; Culture - throat How the test is performed You will be asked to tilt your head back and open your mouth wide. The health care provider rubs a sterile cotton swab along the back of your throat near the tonsils. You need to resist gagging and closing the mouth while the swab touches this area. The health care provider may need to scrape the back of the throat with the swab several times. This helps improve the chances of detecting bacteria. How to prepare for the test Do not use antiseptic mouthwashes before the test. How the test will feel Your throat may be sore at the time the test is taken. You may experience a gagging sensation when the back of your throat is touched with the swab, but the test only lasts a few seconds. Why the test is performed The test is performed when a throat infection is suspected, particula...
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