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How many times a day should a male adult take amoxicillin 500mg for an ear infection?

My husband is healthy and on no other medication. Should amoxicillin be taken on an empty stomach or with food? Also how many times a day should he take it?

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Oct 26, 2020.

Official Answer


"Usual Adult Dose for Otitis Media:
250 mg to 500 mg orally 3 times a day for 10 to 14 days; alternatively, 500 to 875 mg orally twice a day may be administered"

Amoxicillin is usually taken three times a day, but may be given twice a day.

Amoxicillin can be taken with or without food - food has no effect on the medicine.

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