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Amoxicillin substitute

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Yes.: Yes. Other good sinus options. Discuss with MD.
Dr. Marc Lewbart
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Sinusitis: acute sinusitis does not have to be treated with antibiotics. Using saline washes can be an effective treatment. Studies have shown the nasal steroid... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Depends: It would depend on the type of infection being treated and the reason Amoxicillin is being avoided. You need to give more detail to your question.
A female asked:
Dr. Neal Hakimi
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
No: all antibiotics in the United States require a prescription. furthermore, not all throat infections are bacterial and require antibiotics. see a physi... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Don't treat: throat infection with antibiotics unless it is bacterial. The types of antibiotics used are prescription medications.
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Rx only: In the United States, antibiotics for humans are available only by prescription. Antibiotics will not be helpful for viral infections, the most commo... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Yes: All drugs eventually go bad. All drugs have an expiration date on the bottle. The drug is not necessarily inactive after this expiration date but ha... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Amoxil (amoxicillin): All antibiotics have an expiration date.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
Pain Management 61 years experience
An antibiotic: It is an antibiotic that is in the penicillin family and effective against a certain class of infections.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
This is generic: Amoxicillin is generic. Brand names are Amoxil (amoxicillin) and moxatag.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes: Yes, but it depends upon which brand is being used.Usually not bad one, with 'bubble gum' flavor being common in my area.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Hopefully better: Not sure what you are asking. Generally Amoxicillin has few side-effects. Some people have mild GI intolerance, and there are allergic reactions. I... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Need more info: I'm not sure if you mean "how long do the pills stay potent?" or "how long after you take them will they still cure something?" antibiotic pills can r... Read More
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