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Instructions for Administration of MOXATAG (amoxicillin extended-release tablets)
Patients should be informed that the recommended dose of MOXATAG (amoxicillin extended-release tablets) is 775 mg once daily taken with food for 10 days. MOXATAG (amoxicillin extended-release tablets) should be taken within 1 hour of finishing a meal and at approximately the same time every day.The full 10 day course of therapy should be completed for effective treatment of tonsillitis and/or pharyngitis secondary to S. pyogenes. Patients should be instructed not to chew or crush the tablet. No other forms of immediate-release amoxicillin can be substituted for MOXATAG (amoxicillin extended-release tablets) .
Patients should be informed that serious and occasionally fatal hypersensitivity (anaphylactic) reactions have been reported while on penicillin therapy. Patients should be questioned regarding any hypersensitivity reactions to penicillins, cephalosporins or other allergens. Whenever such reactions occur, the patient should be instructed to contact their physician immediately. Serious anaphylactic reactions require immediate emergency treatment with epinephrine. Oxygen, intravenous steroids, and airway management, including intubation, should also be administered as indicated.
Clostridium difficile Associated Diarrhea
Patients should be informed that diarrhea is a common problem caused by antibiotics which usually ends when the antibiotic is discontinued. Sometimes after starting treatment with antibiotics, patients can develop watery and bloody stools (with or without stomach cramps and fever) even as late as two or more months after having taken the last dose of the antibiotic. If this occurs, patients should contact their physician as soon as possible.
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/8/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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