May 29, 2023

Amoxicillin is an inexpensive drug used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in generic and brand versions.

Howdy michael davies here with the pharmaceutical company we will talk a little bit about the use and dosage of the drug and some of the side effects this medication amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic that fights bacteria amoxicillin is used to treat many different types of infection caused by bacteria such as tonsillitis bronchitis pneumonia and infections

Of the ear nose throat skin or urinary tract amoxicillin is also sometimes used together with another antibiotic called clarithromycin by accident to treat stomach ulcers caused by helicobacter pylori infection this combination is sometimes used with a stomach acid reducer called lansoprazole prevacid you should not use amoxicillin if you are allergic to any

Penicillin antibiotic such as ampicillin dicloxacillin oxicillin penicillin or tycarcillin to make sure this medicine is safe for you tell your doctor if you have kidney disease mononucleosis also called mono diarrhea caused by taking antibiotics or food or drug allergies especially to a cephalosporin antibiotic such as omniceph cephal cefton and others it

Is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant take amoxicillin at the same time each day some forms of amoxicillin may be taken with or without food check your medicine label to see if you should take your medicine with food or not shake the oral suspension liquid before you measure

A dose measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided or use a medicine dose measuring device not a kitchen spoon you may mix the liquid with water milk baby formula fruit juice or ginger ale drink all of the mixture right away do not save for later use you must chew the chewable tablet before you swallow it swallow the regular tablet hole and do

Not crush chew or break it you will need frequent medical tests if you are taking amoxicillin with clarithromycin and or lansoprazole to treat stomach ulcer use all of your medications as directed read the medication guide or patient instructions provided with each medication do not change your doses or medication schedule without your doctor’s advice use this

Medicine for the full prescribed length of time even if your symptoms quickly improve skipping doses can increase your risk of infection that is resistant to medication amoxicillin will not treat a viral infection such as the flu or a common cold do not share this medicine with another person even if they have the same symptoms you have this medicine can affect

The results of certain medical tests tell any doctor who treats you that you are using this medicine store at room temperature away from moisture heat and light you may store liquid amoxicillin in a refrigerator but do not allow it to freeze throw away any liquid medicine that is not used within 14 days after it was mixed at the pharmacy get emergency medical

Help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to amoxicillin hives difficult breathing swelling in your face or throat or a severe skin reaction fever sore throat burning eyes skin pain red or purple skin rash with blistering and peeling call your doctor at once if you have severe stomach pain or diarrhea that is watery or bloody even if it occurs months

After your last dose tell your doctor about all your other medicines especially any other antibiotics allopurinol proven acid or a blood thinner warfarin coumadin gentovin some side effects of amoxicillin may occur that usually do not need medical attention these side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine also your health

Care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them less common bad unusual or unpleasant after taste change in taste usual adult dose for helicobacter pylori infection

Immediate release dual therapy one gram orally every eight hours for 14 days in combination with land suppressor triple therapy one gram orally every 12 hours for 14 days in combination with clarithromycin and lansoprazole usual adult dose for bronchitis immediate release mild moderate or severe infection milligrams orally every 8 hours or 875 milligrams every

12 hours use for the treatment of infections of the lower respiratory tract due to susceptible only beta-lactamase negative isolates of streptococcus species idsa and american thoracic society ats recommendations pneumonia immediate release 1 gram orally 3 times a day patients should be treated for a minimum of five days bf is real for 48 to 72 hours and have

No more than one community acquired pneumonia cap associated sign of clinical instability before discontinuing therapy used in combination with other medications current guidelines should be consulted for additional information amoxicillin is an antibiotic that kills bacteria by inhibiting the synthesis of cell wall mucoptides crystal lattice-like structures

Composed of amino acids that make up the cell wall this weakens and destroys the bacterial cell wall amoxicillin has a similar action to ampicillin amoxicillin belongs to the group of medicines known as penicillins upsides active against bacteria that commonly cause ear nose or throat infections may also be used to treat infections of the geniturinary tract

Skin or lower respiratory tract caused by susceptible bacteria specifically active against aerobic gram-positive bacteria aerobic gram-negative bacteria also has activity against helicobacter pylori a bacteria often associated with stomach ulcers amoxicillin when used in combination with other medicines such as lansoprazole and clarithromycin can help reduce

The risk of duodenal ulcer recurrence usually well tolerated downsides if you are between the ages of 18 and 60 take no other medication or have no other medical conditions side effects you are more likely to experience include nausea diarrhea abdominal pain headache taste perversion and skin rash are the most common side effects occurring in less than 10 percent

Of people who take amoxicillin may cause an allergic reaction in those allergic to penicillin the overall incidence of anaphylaxis is rare less than 0.01 percent not active against beta lactamase producing strains of bacteria staphylococci bacteria that are resistant to methicillin oxacillin should be considered resistant to amoxicillin as well severe diarrhea

Associated with clostridium difficile is a potential side effect of almost all antibacterial agents including amoxicillin the risk of rash is high in people with mononucleosis administered ampicillin like antibiotics such as amoxicillin and amoxicillin should be avoided in these people may cause false positive results for glucose in some urine tests response

And effectiveness amoxicillin is rapidly absorbed after oral administration and peak levels are reached one to two hours after dosing however it may take up to 24 to 72 hours of regular dosing before infection symptoms start to abate amoxicillin is effectively distributed throughout most body tissues and fluids the exception is the brain and spinal cord where it

Only penetrates if the meninges the membranes that enclose the brain and spinal cord are inflamed interactions medicines that interact with amoxicillin may either decrease its effect affect how long it works for increase side effects or have less of an effect when taken with amoxicillin an interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must

Stop taking one of the medications however sometimes it does speak to your doctor about how drug interactions should be managed common medications that may interact with amoxicillin include alpurinol may increase the incidence of rash anticoagulants blood thinners such as warfarin may prolong bleeding time oral contraceptives may decrease absorption leading

To reduced efficacy other antibiotics such as chloramphenicol sulfonamides macrolides and tetracycline probenocid may increase blood concentrations of amoxicillin amoxicillin may cause a false positive reaction for glucose in the urine with copper reduction tests egg benedicts or felling solution but not with enzyme-based tests that’s all for today subscribe

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AMOXICILLIN. Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Warnings, Interactions, Pictures By MEDICATIONS