Amoxil is a broad-spectrum antibiotic from aminopenicillin group. Its mechanism of action is anti-bacterial and consists in inhibition of construction of bacteria cell walls sensitive to Amoxicillin. Cell walls serve to protect bacteria from environment and action of Amoxicillin prevents their propagation. Amoxicillin can be effective against H. influenzae, N. gonorrhoea, E. coli, Pneumococci, Streptococci, and certain strains of Staphylococci. Microorganisms producing penicillase are resistible to Amoxicillin. The medication is not active toward mycobacteria, mycoplasmas, genus Rickettsia, fungi, amoeba, plasmodium, viruses and also Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Proteus spp. (excluding P. mirabilis).
Dosage and directions
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Tell your doctor before to take this medication if you are allergic to cephalosporins (Ceclor, Ceftin, Duricef, Keflex), have had asthma, serious liver or kidney impairement, a bleeding or blood clotting disorders, mononucleosis or any type of allergic reaction in history. You may take Amoxillin with or without food. The chewable tablet should be chewed before you swallow it. Swallow Amoxillin capsules whole with a glass of water.
This medication diminishes effect of certain contraception drugs. Continue to take this drug even if you feel fine as life circle of bacteria has certain peculiarities. If you stopped to take the drug having not completed the course of treatment it may result in their further propagation and producing of strains resistant to this medication. Do not give this drug to the sick who have similar symptoms as their illness maybe provoked by other type of microorganisms. Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, inform your doctor if you have it. If you breastfeed and take Amoxicillin, the medication may excrete in milk and cause diarrhea in your baby. Warn your doctor if you suffer from asthma.
Allergy to Amoxicillin or to any other penicillin antibiotic.
Possible side effect
Besides allergy (hives, swelling, rash) possible reaction to Amoxicillin may be diarrhea, dizziness, heartburn, insomnia, nausea, itching, vomiting, confusion, abdominal pain, easy bruising.
Amoxicillin is not known to decrease effect of birth control pills, increases absorption of digoxin, increases toxicity of metotrexat. Excretion of Amoxicillin by kidneys is slowed by aspirin.
Never take a double dose of this medication. If it is almost time of the next dose just skip the missed portion and continue to take the medicine according to the schedule.
Symptoms of Amoxicillin overdose may be vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, disorders of water and electrolytes balance. Contact your doctor for help.
Store at room temperature between 59 and 86F (15-30C) away from light and moisture.
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Essential information about Amoxil
Tend not to use Amoxil when you are allergic to amoxicillin or to any other penicillin antibiotic, this kind of as ampicillin (Omnipen, Principen), dicloxacillin (Dycill, Dynapen), oxacillin (Bactocill), penicillin (Beepen-VK, Ledercillin VK, Pen-V, Pen-Vee K, Pfizerpen, V-Cillin K, Veetids), and others.
Just before working with Amoxil, tell your physician for those who are allergic to cephalosporins this kind of as Omnicef, Cefzil, Ceftin, Keflex, and others. Also tell your doctor in case you have asthma, liver or kidney illness, a bleeding or blood clotting disorder, mononucleosis (also named "mono"), or any form of allergy.
Amoxil can make birth control capsules much less useful. Ask your doctor about applying a non-hormone system of birth handle (this kind of as being a condom, diaphragm, spermicide) to avoid pregnancy though taking Amoxil. Take this medicine for your complete prescribed length of time. Your signs may enhance just before the infection is absolutely cleared. Amoxil will not deal with a viral infection such as the widespread cold or flu. Tend not to share this medication with a different man or woman, even when they've precisely the same symptoms you have.
Antibiotic medicines may cause diarrhea, which may well be a sign of the new infection. Should you have diarrhea that may be watery or bloody, quit taking Amoxil and get in touch with your physician. Usually do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your physician tells you to.
Just before taking Amoxil
Do not use Amoxil in case you are allergic to amoxicillin or to any other penicillin antibiotic, this kind of as:
- ampicillin (Omnipen, Principen);
- dicloxacillin (Dycill, Dynapen);
- oxacillin (Bactocill); or
- penicillin (Bicillin C-R, Pc Pen VK, Pen-V, Pfizerpen, and other individuals).
- To make sure you can safely take Amoxil, tell your medical professional when you are allergic to any medications (specifically cephalosporins such as Omnicef, Cefzil,
Ceftin, Keflex, and other individuals), or should you have any of these other ailments:
- liver illness;
- kidney condition;
- mononucleosis (also known as "mono");
- a historical past of diarrhea brought about by taking antibiotics; or
- a historical past of any sort of allergy.
FDA pregnancy category B. Amoxil isn't expected to harm an unborn baby. Tell your health practitioner if you are pregnant or plan to grow to be pregnant throughout treatment. Amoxil can make birth control pills significantly less efficient. Ask your medical professional about employing a non-hormone technique of birth handle (such as being a condom, diaphragm, spermicide) to avoid pregnancy even though taking Amoxil. Amoxicillin can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing infant. Do not use this medicine without the need of telling your health care provider when you are breast-feeding a infant.