Amoxicillin (moxypen)

The information and instructions on the following pages should not replace those given to you by your doctor.

How does amoxicillin (moxypen) work?
Amoxycillin is an antibiotic which helps the body fight off bacterial infections.

The antibiotic can come in a syrup form, which is easier to administer to children. Keep the syrup in a cool, dry place, away from any light source. Do not use the medication (either in syrup or pill form) if it passed its expiration date.

Administering the Medication
Syrup – shake the bottle well before each use. You can add the syrup to your child’s food or drink if he refuses to take it on his own.

Administer the medication at the times instructed by your physician

The medication can be taken before, during, or right after a meal.

What should I do if I forgot to administer the dose on time?
If you forgot to administer the dose on time, give your child the medication as soon as you remember. If there are less than three hours before the next dose, skip the next dose. Do not give two doses at once.

When can I stop giving my child the medication?
Finish the round as instructed by your physician. Even if your child’s fever breaks and he is feeling well enough to continue with regular activities, do not stop giving him the antibiotics until the round is done. Stopping treatment in the middle enables the bacteria to become resistant to the antibiotic and make your child sick again. Throw out the remaining medication when treatment is done.

What side effects does the antibiotic cause?
While taking the antibiotic, your child may experience a rash, indicative of an allergic reaction to the medication. This is a common allergy. Please see your doctor or take your child to the ER.