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Amoxicillin (Overview)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) of bacterial cell walls.


Amoxicillin (Overview)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) of bacterial cell walls.


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Generic brand for amoxicillin?

Generic brand for amoxicillin?

Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is the generic name. Amoxil (amoxicillin) is the brand name. ...Read more

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My 5 mnth old's dr prescribed amoxicillin for what seems like a cold. He didn't diagnose her with anything, he said just incase. Is its necessary?

My 5 mnth old's dr prescribed amoxicillin for what seems like a cold. He didn't diagnose her with anything, he said just incase. Is its necessary?

No: Colds are viral illnesses that should not be treated with antibiotics that are used for bacterial infections. There is an international initiative to prevent the inappropriate use of antibiotics such as what you describe. If your facts are accurate and complete I would recommend you get a different pediatrician for your baby. ...Read more

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I live in toronto. Doctors can't treat my UTI since 2009. Found enterococcus, used amoxicillin over and over. Who can help me in ny state or close?

I live in toronto. Doctors can't treat my UTI since 2009. Found enterococcus, used amoxicillin over and over. Who can help me in ny state or close?

Culture+sensitivity: Enterococcus utis can be a very difficult to treat if caused by a vancomycin resistant strain. Many labs do not do sensitivity testing on +ve enterococcus urine culture because most respond to amoxicillin, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) + nitrofurantoin. So sensitivity testing of culture must be requested. Your utis may be complex. Have u seen a urologist? Toronto has superb urologists, should be no need to go south. ...Read more

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I have an infection in my lower jaw that originated in my lower mouth my dentures tore out a chunk of my gums I have three different antibiotics I don t know which one would be the best choice and the most effective amoxicillin 500mg amox clav 875mg and c

I have an infection in my lower jaw that originated in my lower mouth my dentures tore out a chunk of my gums I have three different antibiotics I don t know which one would be the best choice and the most effective amoxicillin 500mg amox clav 875mg and c

See a dentist: I am not sure when you say I have these antibiotics if they were prescribed to you by a supervising dentist or you are medicating yourself? If you have not seen a dentist to evaluate that please do so. There are other things that can be done besides taking antibiotics. Please have it evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How long will amoxicillin work?

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 remain potent for a couple of years after their expiration date. Amoxicillin stays in the bloodstream at effective levels for less than a day after the last dose. It is a short acting antibiotic, and is usually dosed 2-3 times a day for that reason. ...Read more

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My dentist showed me my inflected molar on x-ray. If the amoxicillin works, can it be saved?

My dentist showed me my inflected molar on x-ray. If the amoxicillin works, can it be saved?

If the infection: Is coming from periodontal tissues and you still have enough bone to support the tooth in conjunction with perio treatment, very likely. If the nerve is also infected, you also need a root canal. Antibiotics will help treat the area where the blood stream can access but not a pathway clogged by a dead tissue. ...Read more

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Hi, I have been taking amoxil (amoxicillin) since tuesday night for my strepto kick in?

Hi, I have been taking amoxil (amoxicillin) since tuesday night for my strepto kick in?

Amoxil (amoxicillin): If yopu have sterp throat infection, you have been prescribed Amoxil (amoxicillin) for it. You have to take full ten daus course of amoxil, (amoxicillin) otherwise infection may return and not be cleared. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin safe to take if I don't have a uti?

Is amoxicillin safe to take if I don't have a uti?

???: I don't understand the question. Why would you take an antibiotic if you don't have an infection? ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take expired liquid amoxicillin?

Danger - no: It's not dangerous in that it is going to hurt you in any way. However, two questions to think about: why did you have some left over - you should finish what you are prescribed every time to avoid bacterial resistance. Number two: why are you taking expired antibiotics? If you have a new illness that you think needs medicine, you should gt an appropriate dose for an appropriate period of time. ...Read more

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Can someone overdose on amoxicillin at 3 times the normal dose?

Can someone overdose on amoxicillin at 3 times the normal dose?

Amoxil (amoxicillin) overdose: You can end up with stomach pains or gastritis and/ or diarrhea. ...Read more

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Side effect to amoxicillin or yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Many: Amoxicillin is an antibiotic, in the penicillin family. L
yasmin is an oral contraceptive. Both very different drugs. Can look up side effects. Epocrates or webmd are pretty good sources. ...Read more

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Duration of side effects of amoxicillin 10-day course?

Varies...: Reaction to Amoxicillin could be within an hour of taking the medicine (stomach upset, nausea) to a few days after stopping the medicine. If you've developed a rash or other side effect, make sure you let your doctor know before taking the next dose and they can help you figure out what to do next. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have low neutrophils and poor immune system, since taking amoxicillin I've had constant bloating that won't go away, could it be candida?

Unlikely: Your immune system problems should be worked up by a certified allergist-immunologist. Candida gets quite a bit of internet attention that is inaccurate. ...Read more

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How long does allergic relation to amoxicillin last?

How long does allergic relation to amoxicillin last?

Days: Depends on the type of reaction. If the reaction consists of hives or swelling, it will. Likely subside in 24 hrs. If it is a rash, then it will take days. ...Read more

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How long do amoxicillin side effects last?

How long do amoxicillin side effects last?

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? ...Read more

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I have really bad tonsillitis, been on amoxicillin 50mg for 2 and a half days, not clearing it as fast as I would like, can I take 4 a day?

Even better idea..: Get another antibiotic. There's a lot of resistance to the penicillin derivatives in the bacteria out there these days. Amoxicillin just might not be working at all, and might not work no matter how much you take of how long you take it. Rather than fiddle with the dose yourself, revisit your doctor and get a different antibiotic. ...Read more

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What would be signs that amoxicillin was having an interaction with the effectiveness of Sprintec birth control?

What would be signs that amoxicillin was having an interaction with the effectiveness of Sprintec birth control?

Pregnancy: Although rare, antibiotics can interfere with birth control. You would not be aware of this until you miss a period. I recommend using a back up method of birth control, such as condoms, when on antibiotics. If your period does not come at the usual time, get tested. Good luck! ...Read more

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What condition calls for the combination of doxycycline hyclate and amoxicillin?

Different: Doctors may use these combination for different reasons, since it gives a broad spectrum coverage and is not expansive. I guess most common I would he's is for some stds. ...Read more

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What to do if I took too much amoxicillin?

Amoxicilin OD: One should try to never take more than the recommended dose of a medicine but fortunately this one has a fairly low risk of serious problems. One would have to take a very large amount of medicine to have any serious side effects from it. The most likely apart from an upset stomach would be diarrhea. ...Read more

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How many amoxicillin does it take to overdose?

Take proper dose: In case of overdosage, discontinue medication, treat symptomatically, and institute supportive measures. A prospective study of 51 pediatric patients at a poison-control center suggested that overdosages of less than 250 mg/kg of Amoxicillin are not associated with significant clinical symptoms. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin go bad?

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 has only been tested by the manufacturer to be active for that length of time. ...Read more

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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxil is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more