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  • Amoxicillin loading dose?

    I was working at a pharmacy this week in which a pharmacist gave out a script for amoxicillin and told the patient to take a loading dose of two capsules. However on the script the just said take one tds.

    Does anyone here practice this and is it common? Ive never seen it before.

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    Re: Amoxicillin loading dose?

    No, what I do is what I said thoi afternoon, get two doses in today and tomorrow space out over the day. 2 Stat is very common.
    johnep

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      Re: Amoxicillin loading dose?

      Originally posted by johnep View Post
      No, what I do is what I said thoi afternoon, get two doses in today and tomorrow space out over the day. 2 Stat is very common.
      johnep
      Used to be always 2stat then 1 tds.
      The stat dose was supposed to get your plasma levels into a steady state above the MIC more rapidly than a single dose.

      Agree with John though, antibiotic scripts dispensed in the afternoon are a good counselling opportunity, as are prednisolone 30mg short courses.
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      • #4
        Re: Amoxicillin loading dose?

        Same here - get those three doses in today, then space out. I don't normally say 2 stat unless it says that specifically on the script

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