Amoxicillin 500mg Capsule

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Dorothy Says:

My friend in USA has great difficulty swallowing large antibiotic caps; I suggested she asks her doctor to prescribe half the dosage and double the quantity of pills. My friend misunderstood and asked the PHARMACIST who said there are no smaller sized ones. I believe there must be lower doses and she could double the amount of caps. Please help, anybody who knows about USA antibiotics!

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half the dosage of a capsule does not equal to half the size of it. Injection may be better and faster solution

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Verwon Says:

MAHDI is correct, a lower dosage doesn't necessarily mean a smaller size.

Amoxicillin is an antibiotic, so it is very important that the proper dosage be taken for the right length of time to treat or prevent an infection.

However, there are liquid suspensions available, as well as chewable tablets. They generally only go to 400mgs, so she would probably have to take extra or a double dose of one that's 250mgs, but they do exist.

However, rather than her pharmacist, she will have to ask her doctor to prescribe them that way, as pharmacist can't just substitute another dosage or formulation, without the doctor's authorization.


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