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A 42-year-old member asked:

are there any good substitutes for amoxicillin?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 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.

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A 24-year-old member asked:

Does amoxicillin expire in a ertain mount of time?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: All drugs expire eventually. There should be an expiration date on your prescription. When in doubt, throw out anything greater than 1 year old.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
don't flush drugs down the toilet; they can get into the ground water supply & contaminate wells; check with your doc as to how to dispose of them safely
Mar 6, 2012
A 36-year-old member asked:

I forgot to take my amoxicillin today/ how to restart?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
What r u treating?: Cannot respond unless know why you are taking amoxicillin, but generally missing a dose is not a disaster and you should just resume treatment and complete the course of therapy prescribed.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Is amoxicillin sold over-the-counter in other countries?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Yes: There are many countries in which you can purchase virtually any antibiotic over the counter.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How do you feel on amoxicillin?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 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. If it is doing its job and was chosen carefully you should feel improved.
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Great answer!
Apr 7, 2012
A 36-year-old member asked:

How long do amoxicillin side effects last?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Unlikely: Not particularly toxic, if at all when taken orally. Overdoses may increase risk of secondary fungal overgrowth or antibiotic induced diarrhea but no common fatalities except to allergic reactions, which are not dose dependent. You can avoid all side-effects by not taking it. What side effects are you referring to?

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