How to take amoxicillin for cystitis?
Women are much more likely than men to undergo urological pathologies, especially cystitis. This is explained by the anatomical structure of their urethra: it is shorter and wider than the male, moreover, it is located in close proximity to the vagina and anus, which increases the risk of infection.
Amoxicillin is used to treat women with acute and chronic bladder inflammation.
Currently, urinary tract infections (UTIs), such as cystitis, are treated with either a three-day short course of antibiotics or a longer course (five days or more). Studies have shown that three days of treatment is usually enough to relieve symptoms in women with uncomplicated cystitis. Long-term use of antibiotics did not improve symptom relief, but led to side effects such as gastrointestinal problems or a rash. When deciding which antibiotics should be taken, women and men should consider what is more important for them: to prevent the return of cystitis or to avoid side effects. Patients who want to be absolutely sure that the infection has passed may prefer to use antibiotics that are taken for five or more days. Patients who prefer to avoid side effects may instead choose a three-day treatment.
The doctor determines the dose and duration of the course of treatment individually (on average, it is 5-14 days). The instruction for solid forms of the drug recommends it according to this scheme: for children from 5 to 10 years old, 250 mg three times a day; older and adults - 500mg.
Application for children
Amoxicillin can be prescribed to children, but with reservations and a special dosage, taking into account their age. So, take tablets from 6 years old, the suspension is suitable for babies from birth, and capsules are intended only from 5 years old due to their rapid absorption.
A suspension is prepared by adding purified water to a bottle of granular powder to the level of the mark on it. Babies up to 2 years old (body weight does not exceed 10 kg) are given half a measured spoon, 2-5 years (10-20 kg) - 0.5-1 l., 5-10 years - 1-2 l., Adults two full 3 times a day.