AMOXICILLIN belongs to a group of anti-bacterial or antibiotics known as penicillin. AMOXICILLIN is used to prevent and treat different types of bacterial infections like chest infections (pneumonia, bronchitis), ear/nose/throat (ENT) infections, urinary tract infections, skin infections, leg ulcers, gum ulcers, and dental infections, and pressure sores. Besides this, it is also used with various antibiotics like clarithromycin to treat stomach ulcers caused by H. Pyroli bacteria.
AMOXICILLIN has a similar method of killing bacteria as penicillin. AMOXICILLIN kills the bacterial cell by blocking the chemical (mucopeptides) released by the bacteria's outer layer (cell wall). In turn, AMOXICILLIN weakens and destroys the bacterial cell wall. It is a broad range of antibiotics that helps in fighting various types of bacteria.
AMOXICILLIN is available in oral tablets, capsules and syrup dosage forms. You should take the syrup form of AMOXICILLIN as your doctor advises. The tablet or capsule form of AMOXICILLIN should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew or break it. Most bacterial infections get treated within one week, while some conditions might take longer. So, it would be best if you tried to complete the prescribed dosage. During the treatment with AMOXICILLIN, you may observe some common side effects like feeling sick (nausea) and diarrhoea. But these side effects are usually in the initial phase and then resolve after some time. However, if these side effects persist, let your doctor know. Prolonged intake of the liquid form of AMOXICILLIN may cause temporary staining of teeth (especially in children) that can be removed by brushing.
You can drink alcoholic beverages while taking amoxicillin, as it does not interact with AMOXICILLIN. It is generally well-tolerated among adults, children, and pregnant, and breastfeeding women. Do not take AMOXICILLIN if you are allergic to amoxicillin, or penicillin antibiotics, have liver/kidney problems and had any vaccinations.
AMOXICILLIN is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that helps treat various bacterial infections like ear, nose, or throat (ENT) infections, skin infections, genitourinary tract, and lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) caused by susceptible bacteria. AMOXICILLIN is effective against gram-positive (S. pneumoniae) and gram-negative bacteria (E Coli, Haemophilus influenza, Neisseria gonorrhoea). Besides this, AMOXICILLIN also helps treat stomach ulcers caused by the H Pyroli bacteria. And if combined with antibiotics like clarithromycin and acidity, medicine like lansoprazole help reduce the symptoms of duodenum ulcer. AMOXICILLIN can be safely prescribed and well-tolerated among adults, pregnant and nursing mothers.
Serious allergic reactions may be reported in patients taking AMOXICILLIN, including raised itchy skin rashes, wheezing, chest tightness, and coughing. Taking AMOXICILLIN may cause antibiotic-induced diarrhoea in some cases. Penicillin antibiotics, blood thinners (warfarin, coumadin), uric acid-lowering drugs (allopurinol, probenecid), and anti-cancer or anti-arthritis drugs (methotrexate) may severely interact with AMOXICILLIN. Tell your doctor if you have chronic kidney disease or viral glandular fever (mononucleosis) before taking AMOXICILLIN. This medicine may lower the efficiency of oral birth control pills or contraceptive devices. An intake of AMOXICILLIN may alter some glucose urine tests like the copper reduction test report.
Drug-Drug Interactions: Taking AMOXICILLIN with penicillin antibiotics, blood thinners (warfarin, coumadin), uric acid-lowering drug (allopurinol, probenecid), and anti-cancer or anti-arthritis drug (methotrexate) may severely interact with AMOXICILLIN.
Drug-Food Interactions: Grapefruit juice and dietary supplements containing minerals like calcium may also work to dampen the effect of antibiotics.
Drug-Disease Interactions: AMOXICILLIN should not be given in the condition of colitis, glandular fever, and chronic kidney disease. Colitis is characterized by severe diarrhoea and abdominal cramps associated with the passage of mucous and blood via stool or vomiting.
You can drink alcohol with AMOXICILLIN. Do not drink too much while taking this medicine. Drinking a lot of alcohol you may more likely to drowsiness, dizziness or sleepiness side effects.
AMOXICILLIN is a pregnancy category B drug. So, AMOXICILLIN can be safely taken by pregnant women if prescribed by the doctor.
AMOXICILLIN can be safely given to breastfeeding mother.
You may have side effects like dizziness after taking AMOXICILLIN that may make you unfit to drive. So, it is advisable not to drive or operate machinery until you are feeling well.
AMOXICILLIN can be safely taken in case of liver disease if prescribed by the doctor.
Take AMOXICILLIN with caution if you have severe kidney disease. Your doctor may reduce the dose of AMOXICILLIN in patients with severe renal impairment (GFR less than 30 mL/min).
AMOXICILLIN is available for children in powder for oral suspension form. The dose will be decided by your doctor based on the age, body weight and condition of the child.
Bacterial infections: A bacterial infection is a condition in which harmful bacteria enter, multiply, and infect our body. It can target any body part and multiple very quickly. When you get infected with bacteria, you can experience generalized symptoms like fevers, chills, and fatigue. Bacteria are of various forms comprising commonly spherical, rod, and spiral-shaped. Bacterial infections vary from minor illnesses like sore throat and ear infections to severe brain infections like meningitis and encephalitis. Few harmful bacteria that cause infections include Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and E. coli. Anyone can become infected with a bacterial infection. But, people with weak immune systems or taking immunosuppressive medicine can make you more prone to bacterial infection.
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