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Can i take cold ease with amoxicillin?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
yes and no see below: No problem taking Amoxicillin with coldeze from a toxicity or side effect standpoint, but the only reason to take coldeze is if you have a common cold for which there would be no reason to take amoxicillin. Conversely if you have a bacterial infection needing Amoxicillin there would be no reason to take coldeze.Only if you had a cold and a bacterial infection at the same time would both be used.

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Is amoxicillin good to take if you have a bad cold?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Safe, but effective?: Amoxicillin is considered a very safe medication to use, even ok for pregnancy, but most colds are caused by viral infections. Antibiotic may be useful in some bacterial cases. Secondary bacterial illnesses such as sinusitis/middle ear infections can occur during/following a significant cold episode, so Amoxicillin can come in handy in those instances. Generally not useful for colds. Good luck.

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