Amoxicillin - A reaffirmed First-Line Therapy in Common Infections
Amoxicillin is one of the most largely experienced, durably utilized antimicrobial agents in primary care settings (1). It remains a valuable choice for a practitioner who considers a prudent selection of antibiotics for treating infections in routine out-patient settings and thus, contributes not only towards individual patient care but also in the larger interest of public health.
Amoxicillin - Acid stable & Highly Absorbable Antimicrobial Agent
Amoxicillin – Therapeutic Scope in Commonly Encountered Infections in Outpatient Settings
Another cluster randomized controlled trial including 417 children aged 2-59 months with pneumonia, treated with oral amoxicillin (dispersible tablet & oral suspension) resulted in 95% acceptance to treatment and 98% cure rates. About 97% of caregivers reported willing to utilize an amoxicillin-based treatment regimen in future.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) Essential Medicines List, and Priority Medicines List for Children, have recognized amoxicillin 250 mg scored, dispersible tablet (DT) as a first-line agent for the treatment of pneumonia in children below 5 years(11)