I picked up a middle ear infection two weeks ago and 36 hours ago my doctor prescribed me 250mg of Amoxicillin. Since starting the course my infection has got much worse and I am now totally deaf in both ears. Should I go straight back and see him or is it best to just keep taking the pills?
Amoxicillin for middle ear infection?
- 7 Jul 2016 by Mudmantwoshoes
- 28 October 2016
- infections, otitis media, amoxicillin, doctor, prescription, ear
Added 7 Jul 2016:
Also, this is the first time that I've had an ear infection, can I expect to get my hearing back once the problem has cleared?
250mg 3times/day is a very low dosage for an adult. The usual dose is 500 mg 3 times/day or 875mg 2 times/day. However, more and more bacteria are becoming resistant to this drug and you probably need augmentin 875mg twice daily or a drug called cefdinir 300mg twice daily. Either one of these (as well as many other antibiotics) will destroy the bacteria that are causing this. You need to go to the physician and check out if you have a ruptured ear drum which could be contributing to the hearing loss. You really need to get back to the physician immediately to be diagnosed and assessed again so you don't have permanent damage. Take care of yourself let me know what happens.
- Amoxicillin Information for Consumers
- Amoxicillin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Amoxicillin (detailed)
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