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Amoxil - Overdosage & Contraindications

[amoxicillin]




CONTRAINDICATIONS

A history of allergic reaction to any of the penicillins is a contraindication.

OVERDOSAGE

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 amoxicillin 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 amoxicillin. 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 amoxicillin. Amoxicillin may be removed from circulation by hemodialysis.
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