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Please describe the medication: amoxil (amoxicillin)?

Please describe the medication: amoxil (amoxicillin)?

Def: Amoxicillin (inn), formerly amoxycillin (ban) in some markets, and abbreviated amox, is a moderate-spectrum, bacteriolytic, β-lactam antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections caused by susceptible microorganisms. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: amoxicillin and clavulanate?

This antimicrobial: Is a fixed combination of the pencillin class medication Amoxicillin with a compound that inhibits bacterial betalactamase expanding the activity of the amoxicillin. ...Read more

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How do I treat the skin symptoms of an amoxicillin reaction without medication?

How do I treat the skin symptoms of an amoxicillin reaction without medication?

Stop taking it: If you get a rash from penicillin, you should stop it immediately. You can take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or another antihistamine like Claritin or zyrtec. If you insist on not taking any medication, then a cool shower or oatmeal bath may help with the itching. In any event, if you have any breathing problems, you need to go to the er. ...Read more

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Is there a safe way treat the skin symptoms of an amoxicillin reaction without medication?

Is there a safe way treat the skin symptoms of an amoxicillin reaction without medication?

Time: If not a severe reaction it will dissipate in time. You should see however if it was an allergic reaction or not. In some cases, when given for viral illness one can get a rash and not be allergic. This would be important to know. Can see an infectious disease doctor or allergist to help with this. ...Read more

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If a med. Says not to take if allergic to penicillin or any form of it and a dr. Gives to someone allergic to amoxicillin is ok? I want to know if its ok to take a medication that says not to take if allergic to penecillin or any form of it and I am aller

Get tested: Amoxicillin is a close cousin to penicillin, ideally someone allergic to penicillin should not receive either. Best answer is to get a skin test for penicillin by an allergist and determine if you are truly allergic to penicillin. ...Read more

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I am taking amoxicillin. My urine is bright yellow. Is it from medication?

I am taking amoxicillin. My urine is bright yellow. Is it from medication?

Urine: I have never heard of amoxicillin causing this side effect. Generally, bright yellow urine is indicative of concentration secondary to a lack of water. Be sure to keep yourself hydrated. ...Read more

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What causes yeast overgrowth? Does amoxicillin cause it or what medications or foods?

What causes yeast overgrowth? Does amoxicillin cause it or what medications or foods?

Yeast overgrowth: Yes amoxicillen can can cause a yeat infectio. Next time try taking pro biotic with your antibiotic to reduce the chance of a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take dulcolax while on amoxicillin, it's the talc in the medication safe to consume?

Is it okay to take dulcolax while on amoxicillin, it's the talc in the medication safe to consume?

Stool softener: Dulcolax is a stool softener. Some antibiotics, like amoxicillin, can cause diarrhea. I would not recommend taking them both. If there is talc, in a commercial medical product, I think it would be safe to use. You may want to consult your primary care physician regarding both. ...Read more

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I'm on amoxicillin due to an eat infection and now have vaginal discomfort and itchiness if the medication causing this? What to do?

I'm on amoxicillin due to an eat infection and now have vaginal discomfort and itchiness if the medication causing this? What to do?

Could be: Antibiotics dose alter your normal vaginal flora predisposing to yeast infection. It is easily treatable with antivaginal cream or oral fluconazole. ...Read more

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Are either cefuroxime or novalgin sulfa based medications? If I'm allergic to amoxicillin would either of these cause problems?

Are either cefuroxime or novalgin sulfa based medications? If I'm allergic to amoxicillin would either of these cause problems?

Neither are sulfas: Novalgin is a pain reliever and cefuroximeis a cepholosporin antibiotic. If you are allergic to pcn you have @ 5% chance of being allergic to cefuroxime. ...Read more

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My question is I am a worry wart when it comes medications. Can I take amoxicillin with methadone. And is there any side effects?

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My question is I am a worry wart when it comes medications. Can I take amoxicillin with methadone. And is there any side effects?

Yes you can: Take amoxicillin and methadone together, side effects would be of each individual drug, not as a result of having both together. Good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, best wishes ...Read more

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I been goin to bathroom and been experiencing a burning itch after I urinate can I use amoxicillin 500mg to relieve it or another medication?

I been goin to bathroom and been experiencing a burning itch after I urinate can I use amoxicillin 500mg to relieve it or another medication?

See your doctor: Do not self treat, you could have a urinary tract infection or a yeast infection or other problem so see a doctor to get tested and get the proper treatment. ...Read more

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What is an example of a different dental bacterial medication more powerful than amoxicillin 500 mg 3 x's a day for 7 days? Amoxi. Mg. Be raised?

What is an example of a different dental bacterial medication more powerful than amoxicillin 500 mg 3 x's a day for 7 days? Amoxi. Mg. Be raised?

Antibiotics: No the dosage level is good. Could do 4 times daily. Augmentim another penc is good but harsh on tummy. Keflex family 500mg qid is strong. Clindamycin 300mg is very strong 3 times daily. These are some alternatives. All good. Sometimes the germs can become a little resistant or a change will trigger a turnaround. Talk to your dentist or md. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Antibiotic: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a combination antibiotic, specifically a mix of Amoxicillin and clavulanic acid. Amoxicillin, as you might guess, is in the penicillin family. Clavulanic acid is a medication that works by inhibiting an enzyme called "penicillinase" or "beta-lactamase" that some bacteria produce that destroys penicillin-related drugs. So, clavulonic acid makes Amoxicillin work better in these bacteria. ...Read more

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I am on amoxicillin (875 mgs) for a sinus infection and after taking it, I can't help but feel really tired. Can the medication cause this?

I am on amoxicillin (875 mgs) for a sinus infection and after taking it, I can't help but feel really tired. Can the medication cause this?

Fatigue: Any medications may have very mild or significant side effects. Serious side effects such as anemia, liver or kidney toxicity may in turn cause significant fatigue. Infection by itself can make you feel tired also. See your doctor for screening blood work if your fatigue symptoms persist or worsen dramatically ...Read more

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I'm taking amoxicillin for a sinus infection. Is it safe to drink while on this medication?

Not recommended: It is generally not recommended to drink alcoholic beverages while on antibiotics. Best to finish the full course befoe drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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How long will side effects of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) last after finishing medication?

It depends: Which side effect are you referring to? Most will last only a short period of time. If diarrhea is the issue -if it persists need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I've taken two prescriptions for augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) qty 20 each. How long will the medication remain in my sytem?

I've taken two prescriptions for augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) qty 20 each. How long will the medication remain in my sytem?

Antibiotics in Blood: I am unsure why you are asking this question. It seems a bit out of the norm. But this is easy to answer. Most of the antibiotic would be out of the system in 60 to 90 hours. Are you having an allergic reaction? ...Read more

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I was given amoxicillin for a sinus infection. The medication worked, but when I ran out, I feel facial pain and fatigue again. What should I do?

I was given amoxicillin for a sinus infection. The medication worked, but when I ran out, I feel facial pain and fatigue again. What should I do?

Sinusitis: Hello. It sounds like your sinusitis is still present. Another round of antibiotics may be needed. Also a different antibiotic with better coverage for resistant bacteria may help resolve your infection. If that doesn't resolve your infection then an ENT evaluation may be needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Given Amoxicillin for a week to treat my sinus infection. It's been a week and I still have bad odour from nose. Was I given the wrong medication?

Sounds like it.: While amoxicillin is a great choice, it does not kill every kind of bacteria that can cause sinusitis. If you have had no improvement in 5 days, then it likely is the wrong one for this particular infection. Call or see your doc to try a different one. ...Read more

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Should I stop taking the amoxicillin for the ear infection to treat the vaginal discomfort or do I have to finish the medication?

Don't stop: It is never a good idea to discontinue a medication before completing the prescribed course. It is common however to develop a yeast infection while on this antibiotic. There are several over the counter medications available that you could use. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I take old augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) medication for mononucleosis?

Why ever?: Mono is a viral infection that is not aided by antibiotics. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) will also expose you to the risks of an antibiotic side effect, and with mono, a large percentage will break out in a measles like rash specific to Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or Amoxicillin ingestion. ...Read more

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I'm on amoxicillin for a dental abcess. I have chills and fatigue, but no fever. Could this be a medication reaction? Do I stop taking amoxicillin?

I'm on amoxicillin for a dental abcess. I have chills and fatigue, but no fever. Could this be a medication reaction? Do I stop taking amoxicillin?

Call Dentist: Chills/fatigue may be due to the antibiotic or due to the abscess toxins. Report your symptoms to your treating Dentist. Antibiotics will reduce spread of infection, but a cure requires specific dental treatment (root canal or extraction). Please call your Dentist now. ...Read more

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Finished full amoxicillin dose for sinus infection. 2 days after have nausea and diarrhea. Also abnormally tired. Medication side effects?

Finished full amoxicillin dose for sinus infection. 2 days after have nausea and diarrhea. Also abnormally tired. Medication side effects?

See a doctor: Diarrhea after taking a course of antibiotics could indicate a serious infection. I recommend you see a doctor. ...Read more

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I had a tooth extraction today, can I still breastfeed my baby with g6pd deficiency if I take amoxicillin and biogesic for my medications? Thanks

I had a tooth extraction today, can I still breastfeed my baby with g6pd deficiency if I take amoxicillin and biogesic for my medications? Thanks

Formula: Give the baby formula while you are taking the medications and for 24 hours after you stop. If you have no infection and are only taking the meds for "insurance" against infection, tell the surgeon you're nursing and ask if you can skip them. ...Read more

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I was put on cipro/flagyl for a very mild case of diverticulitis. They were horrible to take. So I was prescribed augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875. I have anxiety about taking this medication, because of the other two.?

I was put on cipro/flagyl for a very mild case of diverticulitis. They were horrible to take. So I was prescribed augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875. I have anxiety about taking this medication, because of the other two.?

The combination: Of Ciprofloxacin and Flagyl can be hard on the stomach. It likely mostly the flagyl. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) should be easier to tolerate. If you can focus your anxiety on the problems that occur without taking antibiotics it should change the focus. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am taking amoxicillin 500mg for strep throat, my doctor prescribed prednisone as well. A week into my medication I broke into hives. Went to the doc?

Drug allergy: It is likely that you have become allergic to amoxicillin and need to stop it. Consult with doctor to find out whether you need a substitute. It is likely that you are allergic to penicillin as well and should consider consulting an allergist to confirm after you have recovered. Don't understand why prednisone was Rxd. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take pain medication and vitamins such as zinc and magnesium while on antibiotics such as augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) clindamicin, or doxycycline?

Is it ok to take pain medication and vitamins such as zinc and magnesium while on antibiotics such as augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) clindamicin, or doxycycline?

No: Why are you taking 3 antibiotics??? Why take Zn or Mg??? Which "pain med"??? Other vitamins? There are few valid indications for supplimenting with metals other than iron and they may interfere with absorption of many things, especially antibiotics. ...Read more

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Hi I had hpylori doctor gave me a triple prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) and now I have a yeast infection in my lungs can yougurt along with the medication fluconazole help c?

Hi I had hpylori doctor gave me a triple prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) and now I have a yeast infection in my lungs can yougurt along with the medication fluconazole help c?

See below: How was the yeast in the lung diagnosed? Yeast overgrowth in the vagina is not uncommon with antibiotics, but not in the lungs. Yogurt may help vaginal yeast problem but doubt help with lung yeast. Fluconazole should help fight lung fungus but recommend work-up for some sort of immune deficiency. Infectious disease doc can best treat pulmonary yeast. ...Read more

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