Generic Name: amoxicillin
Name of the brand: Amoxil
Class of drugs: Aminopenicillins
What is Amoxil?
Amoxil is a penicillin-based antibiotic which fights bacteria.
Amoxil can treat various types of infections that are caused by bacteria like tonsillitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, or infections in the nose, ear throat, skin, or urinary tract.
Amoxil may also be utilized in conjunction with another antibiotic known as clarithromycin (Biaxin) to treat stomach ulcers that are caused by Helicobacter pylori. This mix is frequently combined together with a stomach acid reducer known as Lansoprazole (Prevacid).ß
There are a variety of types and brands of Amoxil that are available, but not all brands are included in this brochure.
Do not take this medication if allergic to Amoxil, or any other antibiotic penicillin-like ampicillin (Omnipen, Principen), dicloxacillin (Dycill, Dynapen), oxacillin (Bactocill), penicillin (Beepen-VK, Ledercillin VK, Pen-V, Pen-Vee, Pfizerpen, V-Cillin K, and Veetids) and many more.
Before taking Amoxil, inform your doctor if sensitive to cephalosporins like Omnicef, Cefzil, Ceftin, Keflex, and others. Tell your doctor if asthma, kidney or liver disease, bleeding disorder or blood clotting mononucleosis (also known as “mono”), or any kind of allergy.
Amoxil may reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills. efficient. Discuss with your doctor the possibility of using methods that are not based on hormones for contraception (such as condoms diaphragm, diaphragm, or spermicide) to avoid pregnancy while using this medication. You should take this medication for the entire prescribed amount of duration. The symptoms could improve until the infection has fully cleared. Amoxil cannot treat an infection that is viral, such as the common flu or cold. Don’t share this medicine with anyone else even if they suffer from similar symptoms to yours.
Diarrhea can be caused by antibiotics. It can happen when you’re taking v or after a few months, you have stopped taking it. It could be a sign of an outbreak of infection. If you experience diarrhea that is either watery or bloody, you should stop taking this medication and contact your doctor. Avoid taking anti-diarrhea medicines unless your doctor directs you to.
Before you start taking this medicine, make sure to consult your doctor
It is recommended not to use Amoxil in the event that you are allergic to penicillin antibiotics such as ampicillin, dicloxacillin or penicillin, oxacillin, or ticarcillin.
To ensure this medication is suitable for you, inform your physician if you suffer from:
- kidney disease;
- Mononucleosis (also referred to as “mono”);
- The cause of diarrhea is the use of antibiotics or
- Food or drug allergies (especially to antibiotics that contain cephalosporins like Omnicef, Cefzil, Ceftin, Keflex, and others).
It isn’t known if this medication will affect a newborn baby. Inform your doctor if are pregnant or planning to be pregnant.
Amoxil could cause birth control pills to become less efficient. Consult your physician about non-hormonal birth control (condom diaphragm, diaphragm, cervical cap as well as the contraceptive sponge) to stop pregnancy.
It might not be safe to breastfeed during this medication. Consult your physician about any potential risks.
How do I consume Amoxil?
Follow the exact dosage as directed by your physician. Follow the directions on your prescription label, and review all medication guides and instructions sheets.
Amoxil should be taken at the same time every day.
Certain types of Amoxil could be taken either with or without food. Examine the label on your medicine to determine if you need to take your medicine in conjunction with food or not.
Make sure to shake the oral suspension (liquid) prior to you taking a dosage.
Make sure you measure the liquid medicine using the dosing syringe supplied or use a dosage measuring device (not the kitchen spoon). It is possible to mix the liquid with milk, water or baby formula, juice of fruit as well as ginger ale. Consume all the liquid immediately. Don’t save it to use at a later time.
It is essential to chew the tablet prior to you taking it in.
Suck the normal tablet entire and be careful not to crush, chew or break it.
You’ll require frequent medical examinations.
If you’re taking clarithromycin with Amoxil and/or lansoprazole for stomach ulcer treatment Use all your medications according to the directions. Review the medication guide or patient’s instructions that come with every medication. Don’t change your dose or your medication schedule without the advice of your physician.
Take this medication for the entire prescribed amount of time, even if symptoms improve quickly. Inadequate doses could increase the risk of contracting an infection that is resistant to medications. Amoxil is not able to cure viral infections like the common cold or the flu.
Don’t share this medication with a person else even if they share the same symptoms as you do.
This medicine may affect the results of certain tests. Inform any physician who treats you that you’re taking this medication.
Keep at room temperature, far from heat, moisture, and light.
If I miss a dose?
Do not miss the missed dose, and take the next dose at your regular time. Don’t take two doses at the same time.
if I overdose?
Get medical attention immediately or contact for help at the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should you do to
Diarrhea can be caused by antibiotics and could be an indicator of an infection that has just started. If you are experiencing diarrhea that’s watery or bloody, consult your doctor prior to taking an anti-diarrhea drug.
Amoxil adverse reactions
Contact emergency medical assistance If you are experiencing symptoms warnings of an allergy reaction with Amoxil (hives and breathing difficulties or swelling in your throat or face) or a severe skin reaction (fever and burning eyes, sore throat and skin irritation, as well as the skin, is red or purple with peeling and blisters).
Contact your doctor immediately If you are suffering from:
- severe stomach pain; or
- diarrhea that is bloody or watery (even when it happens several months after your most recent dose).
Common side effects of Amoxil are:
This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. other side effects could be present. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. You may report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What other medications can have an effect on Amoxil?
Discuss with your doctor all other medications particularly:
This list is not comprehensive. Other medications can interfere with Amoxil. This includes medications that are prescribed and available over the counter such as vitamins, herbal remedies. There are many possible interactions between drugs. are included here.
Always consult your doctor to confirm that the information provided on this page is applicable to your particular situation.