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   Posted 2/12/2010 6:56 PM (GMT -7)   
For early stage lyme, what is the correct dosage for amoxicillin??

Moderator - -I've looked through some of the posts, and new to lyme, it would really be helpful to know what dosages are adequate at a glance and for how long...


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   Posted 2/13/2010 12:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi lovebug,

There is a great site that I sometimes post for people to know how much Antibiotics they should be taking but I don't keep it in the "sticky" because it is only an estimate and not everyone takes this dosage as we are all different.

Here is what the ILADS site says about antibiotic dosing:


Increasingly, clinicians recommend that certain drugs used for Lyme disease be given at higher daily doses: for example, 3,000–6,000 mg of amoxicillin, 300–400 mg doxycycline, and 500–600 mg of azithromycin. Some clinicians prescribe antibiotics using blood levels to guide higher doses. Close monitoring of complete blood counts and chemistries are also required with this approach.
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   Posted 2/13/2010 9:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I was given 1000 mg of amoxicillin three times a day. It didn't work for me as I was late stage already, but imagine that might be the average dosage.

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   Posted 12/15/2013 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Excellent link, thanks. I just started treatment 48 hrs ago. I am on 3000mg Amoxy per day. I believe I may have had Lyme for at least 8 yrs undiagnosed/misdiagnosed. Hoping for a good outcome (improved function, less symps and feeling ill all the time, renewed hope and confidence).

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   Posted 12/15/2013 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello...I was using 1000 mg twice a day with another antibiotic. Worked wonders. I did try to push it to 1500 mg twice a day but had some side effects which were not manageable. Good luck.
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