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GlaxoSmithKline (Ireland) Ltd

12 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Ireland
Telephone: +353 1 495 5000
Fax: +353 1 495 5105
Medical Information Direct Line: 1 800 244 255
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Summary of Product Characteristics last updated on medicines.ie: 20/04/2017
SPC Amoxil Sachet 3g

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Updated on 20/04/2017 and displayed until Current
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text
Date of revision of text on the SPC:   10-Apr-2017
Legal Category:   Product subject to medical prescription which may not be renewed (A)

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Section 4.2 SmPC:
• The current dosing recommendations for adults undergoing haemodialysis in the EU SmPC are incorrect. What is currently recommended in the EU SmPC is actually dosing recommendations for children ≤ 40 kg. Therefore, Section 4.2 of the SmPC has been amended to reflect the correct dosing recommendations for oral amoxicillin in adults and children ≥ 40 kg undergoing haemodialysis.  There are no updates to the PIL or Labelling components as a result of this change. This update is also in line with GDS 28 which was updated in parallel.

Updated on 21/04/2016 and displayed until 20/04/2017
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 4.1 - Therapeutic indications
  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 4.3 - Contraindications
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.5 - Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
  • Change to section 4.6 - Pregnancy and lactation
  • Change to section 4.7 - Effects on ability to drive and use machines
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to Section 4.8 – Undesirable effects - how to report a side effect
  • Change to section 4.9 - Overdose
  • Change to section 5.1 - Pharmacodynamic properties
  • Change to section 5.2 - Pharmacokinetic properties
  • Change to section 5.3 - Preclinical safety data
  • Change to section 9 - Date of renewal of authorisation
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text
  • Change to section 11 - Dosimetry
  • Change due to harmonisation of SPC
Date of revision of text on the SPC:   29-Feb-2016
Legal Category:   Product subject to medical prescription which may be renewed (B)

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·         Section 4.1 – harmonisation of indications across the EU

·         Section 4.2 – harmonisation of the recommendations on how to use Amoxil.

·         Section 4.3 – editorial changes

·         Section 4.4 – harmonisation of warnings across the EU

·         Section 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 – harmonisation of information across the EU
Section 4.8 - addition of reporting of suspected adverse reactions

·         Section 9 – editorial changes

·         Section 11 – legal status removed

Updated on 17/07/2015 and displayed until 21/04/2016
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 7 - Marketing authorisation holder
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text
Date of revision of text on the SPC:   01-Jul-2015
Legal Category:   Product subject to medical prescription which may be renewed (B)

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Change to address of the MA Holder
Updated on 05/12/2014 and displayed until 17/07/2015
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.5 - Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
  • Change to section 4.6 - Pregnancy and lactation
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to Section 4.8 – Undesirable effects - how to report a side effect
  • Change to section 9 - Date of renewal of authorisation
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text
Date of revision of text on the SPC:   26-Nov-2014
Legal Category:   Product subject to medical prescription which may be renewed (B)

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Section 4.4- Administrative changes
Section 4.5- Administrative changes
Section 4.6- Additional information about use in pregnancy.
Section 4.8- Removal of ‘for suspension and chewable tablets only’. Administrative changes, and the addition of reporting side effects.
Updated on 20/06/2012 and displayed until 05/12/2014
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
Date of revision of text on the SPC:   15-Jun-2012
Legal Category:   Product subject to medical prescription which may be renewed (B)

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4.2        Posology and Method of Administration

 

Children up to 10 years of age Children weighing < 40 kg:

The usual total daily dosage is 375mg in divided doses (i.e. 125mg three times daily by the oral route).

The daily dosage for children is 40 - 90 mg/kg/day in two to three divided doses* (not exceeding 3 g/day) depending on the indication, severity of the disease and the susceptibility of the pathogen (see special dosage recommendations below and sections 4.4, 5.1 and 5.2).

*PK/PD data indicate that dosing three times daily is associated with enhanced efficacy, thus twice daily dosing is only recommended when the dose is in the upper range.

 

In severe or recurrent acute otitis media, especially where compliance may be a problem, 750mg twice a day for two days may be used as an alternative course of treatment in children aged 3 to 10 years.

Children weighing more than 40 kg should be given the usual adult dosage.

 

Special dosage recommendation

Tonsillitis: 50 mg/kg/day in two divided doses.

Acute otitis media: In areas with high prevalence of pneumococci with reduced susceptibility to penicillins, dosage regimens should be guided by national/local recommendations.

Early Lyme disease (isolated erythema migrans): 50 mg/kg/day in three divided doses, over 14-21days.

 

Prophylaxis of Endocarditis

 

Children weighing < 40 kg     Under 10:        half the adult dose. 

Under 5:          quarter the adult dose.

50 mg amoxicillin/kg body weight given as a single dose one hour preceding the surgical procedure.

 

Renal impairment: In renal impairment the excretion of the antibiotic will be delayed and depending on the degree of impairment it may be necessary to reduce the total daily dosage. The dose should be reduced in patients with severe renal function impairment. In patients with a creatinine clearance of less than 30 ml/min an increase in the dosage interval and a reduction in the total daily dose is recommended (see section 4.4 and 5.2).

 

Children under 40kg

 

Glomerular filtration rate

Dose

Oral treatmentInterval between administration

> 30 ml / min

Usual dose*

No adjustment necessary

10-30 ml/min

Usual dose*

12 h

(corresponding to 2/3 of the dose)15 mg/kg given b.i.d.

(maximum 500mg/twice daily)

< 10ml / min

Usual dose*

24 h

(corresponding to 1/3 of the dose) 15 mg/kg given as a single daily dose

(maximum 500mg)

 

 

4.4              Special warnings and precautions for use

 

 

Precaution should be taken in premature children and during the neonatal period: renal, hepatic and haematological functions should be monitored.

 

5.2       Pharmacokinetic properties

           

In preterm infants with gestational age 26-33 weeks, the total body clearance after intravenous dosing of amoxicillin, day 3 of life, ranged between 0.75 – 2 ml/min, very similar to the inuline clearance (GFR) in this population. Following oral administration, the absorption pattern and the bioavailability of amoxicillin in small children may be different to that of adults. Consequently, due to the decreased CL, the exposure is expected to be elevated in this group of patients, although this increase in exposure may in part be diminished by decreased bioavailability when given orally.

 

 

 

 

Updated on 12/07/2010 and displayed until 20/06/2012
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 2 - Qualitative and quantitative composition
  • Change to section 6.3 - Shelf life
  • Change to section 6.4 - Special precautions for storage
  • Change to section 6.5 - Nature and contents of container
  • Change to section 6.6 - Special precautions for disposal and other handling
Date of revision of text on the SPC:   05-Jul-2010
Legal Category:   Product subject to medical prescription which may be renewed (B)

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1.     TRADE NAME OF THE MEDICINAL PRODUCT

 

            Amoxil 3g Powder for Oral Suspension Sachets

 

2.     QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPOSITION

 

Each sachet contains Amoxicillin Trihydrate equivalent to 3.0g amoxicillin.

Each sachet also contains sorbitol (E420)

For a full list of excipients see section 6.1

 

6.     PHARMACEUTICAL PARTICULARS

 

6.1   List of Excipients

 

Saccharin sodium (dried),

Xanthan gum (E415),

Peach dry flavour,

Strawberry dry flavour

Lemon dry flavour,

Sorbitol (E420).

 

6.2     Incompatibilities

 

Not applicable.

       

6.3     Shelf-life

 

Powder: 3 years

Use immediately following reconstitution.

 

6.4   Special Precautions for Storage

 

        Do not store above 250C. Store in a dry place.

        Store in the original package in order to protect from moisture.

 

6.5     Nature and Contents of Container

 

        Paper/aluminium foil/polythene/laminate single dose sachet.

Paper/aluminium foil/Copolymer film laminate

The copolymer consists of ethylene and acrylic acid.

        Pack size: 2 sachets

       

6.6     Special precautions for disposal of a used medicinal product or waste materials derived from such medicinal product and other handling of the product. Instructions for Use/Handling

 

1.      Cut sachet along dotted line;

2.      Empty contents into a glass;

3.      Half fill sachet with water;

4.      Pour into glass, stir well and drink immediately.

 

A white to off-white coloured suspension is formed on reconstitution with water.     

Updated on 09/04/2010 and displayed until 12/07/2010
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.5 - Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
Date of revision of text on the SPC:   30-Nov-2009
Legal Category:   Product subject to medical prescription which may be renewed (B)

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4.4       Special Warnings and Special Precautions for Use

……..

 

Prolongation of prothrombin time has been reported rarely in patients receiving amoxicillin. Appropriate monitoring should be undertaken when anticoagulants are prescribed concurrently.

 

Abnormal prolongation of prothrombin time (increased INR) has been reported rarely in patients receiving amoxicillin and oral anticoagulants.  Appropriate monitoring should be undertaken when anticoagulants are prescribed concurrently.  Adjustments in the dose of oral anticoagulants may be necessary to maintain the desired level of anticoagulation.

…………

 

4.5       Interaction with Other Medicaments and Other Forms of Interaction

 

……….additional paragraph

 

In the literature there are rare cases of increased international normalised ratio in patients maintained on acenocoumarol or warfarin and prescribed a course of amoxicillin.  If co-administration is necessary, the prothrombin time or international normalised ratio should be carefully monitored with the addition or withdrawal of amoxicillin.

 

 

 

4.8       Undesirable Effects

 

             ………………..

 

Blood and lymphatic system disorders

Very rare:

Reversible leucopenia (including severe neutropenia or agranulocytosis), reversible thrombocytopenia and haemolytic anaemia.

 

Prolongation of bleeding time and prothrombin time (See Warnings and Precautions).

          ……………….

 

 

 

Updated on 17/09/2008 and displayed until 09/04/2010
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text
Date of revision of text on the SPC:   09/2008
Legal Category:   prescription only

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old wording

new wording

 

Children under 40Kg#

 

 

 

Glomerular filtration rate

Oral treatment

< 30

No adjustment necessary

10-30 ml/min

15mg/kg given twice daily

 

< 10ml / min

15mg/kg given as as single daily dose

 

 

 

 

Children under 40Kg#

 

 

Glomerular filtration rate

Oral treatment

< 30

No adjustment necessary

10-30 ml/min

15mg/kg given twice daily

(maximum 500mg/twice daily)

< 10ml / min

15mg/kg given as as single daily dose (maximum 500mg)

Updated on 09/11/2006 and displayed until 17/09/2008
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 4.5 - Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
Date of revision of text on the SPC:   10/2006
Legal Category:   prescription only

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4.5 Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction

Probenecid decreases the renal tubular excretion of amoxicillin. Concurrent use with amoxicillin may result in increased and prolonged blood levels of amoxicillin.

Concurrent administration of allopurinol during treatment with amoxicillin can increase the likelihood of allergic skin reactions.

In common with other antibiotics, amoxicillin may affect the gut flora, leading to lower oestrogen reabsorption and reduced efficacy of combined oral contraceptives

4.8: Undesirable effects

Infections and Infestations

Very rare:Mucocutaneous candidiasis

Gastrointestinal disorders

#Common: Diarrhoea and nausea.

#Uncommon: Vomiting.

Very rare:Antibiotic associated colitis (including pseudomembraneous colitis and haemorrhagic colitis). [44, 45]

Black hairy tongue

Updated on 21/02/2005 and displayed until 09/11/2006
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 4.9 - Overdose
Updated on 16/06/2004 and displayed until 21/02/2005
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • New SPC for medicines.ie

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Active Ingredients

 
   Amoxicillin trihydrate