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AmoxicillinAmoxicillin is an antibiotic used to treat many different types of infections, such as tonsillitis, pneumonia, ear infections, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, gonorrhea, and infections of the skin.
|AMOXICILLIN DRUG INFO
NOTE: What should my health care professional know before I take amoxicillin?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:; asthma; eczema; kidney disease; leukemia; mononucleosis; intestinal problems (particularly colitis); other chronic illness; phenylketonuria; in infection caused by a virus; an unusual or allergic reaction to amoxicillin, other penicillins, cephalosporin antibiotics, other medicines, foods, dyes, or various preservatives; breast-feeding
AMOXICILLIN - ORAL
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Amoxil®, Trimox®, Wymox®
USES: Amoxicillin kills or significantly impedes the growth of bacteria that results in infection. It treats many different kinds of infections of the skin, respiratory tract, sinuses, ear, and kidney. Amoxicillin also treats some sexually transmitted disease.
HOW TO USE: How should I take this medicine?
Take amoxicillin capsules or chewable tablets by mouth. Chew or crush the tablets, do not swallow whole. Swallow the capsules or tablets whole with a glass of water; take while in an upright or sitting position. You may take amoxicillin with or without food. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Finish the full course prescribed by your prescriber or health care professional even if you think your condition is better. Do not stop taking except on your prescriber's advice.
SIDE EFFECTS: What side effects may I notice from taking amoxicillin?
Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:; difficulty breathing, wheezing; dark yellow or brown urine; dizziness; fever or chills, sore throat; increased thirst; pain or difficulty passing urine; pain on swallowing; redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including the interior of the mouth; seizures (convulsions); skin rash, itching; stomach pain or cramps; swollen joints; severe or watery diarrhea; unusual bleeding or bruising; unusual weakness or tiredness; vomiting; yellowing of the eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are unusually bothersome):; diarrhea; headache; loss of appetite; nausea; stomach gas or heartburn
AMOXICILLIN PRECAUTIONS: If you have ever experienced an allergic reaction to another penicillin or to a cephalosporin, do not take amoxicillin without first consulting with your physician.
Before taking amoxicillin, tell your doctor if you have kidney disease, or stomach or intestinal disease.
You may not be able to take amoxicillin, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you have either of the conditions listed above.
Each 200 mg Amoxil chewable tablet contains 1.82 mg phenylalanine and each 400 mg Amoxil chewable tablet contains 3.64 mg phenylalanine. Individuals with phenylketonuria should carefully monitor their intake of this particular additive.
Amoxicillin is in the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Amoxicillin is generally considered to be safe for use during pregnancy. Do not, however, take amoxicillin without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
Amoxicillin passes into breast milk. Although serious problems have not been reported, rarely, amoxicillin may cause a yeast infection, diarrhea, or an allergic reaction in a nursing infant, although serious harm is not anticipated. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding an infant
DRUG INTERACTIONS: What drug(s) may interact with amoxicillin?; allopurinol; birth control pills; methotrexate; neomycin; probenecid
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison
control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose
may include sluggishness, change in amount of urine, loss of consciousness,
NOTES: What should my health care professional know before I take amoxicillin?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:; asthma; eczema; kidney disease; leukemia; mononucleosis; intestinal problems (especially colitis); other chronic illness; phenylketonuria; viral infection; an unusual or allergic reaction to amoxicillin, other penicillins, cephalosporin antibiotics, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives; breast-feeding
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose of Amoxicillin,
take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for
the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual
dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch
STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 15-30 degrees C (59-86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.