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Amoxicillin (Definition)

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) ...Read more


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Taken one amoxil (amoxicillin) capsule. Don't like effect. When will it wear off. Feel ill?

Taken one amoxil (amoxicillin) capsule.  Don't like effect.  When will it wear off. Feel ill?

Amoxil (amoxicillin): peak effect is 1-2 hours of ingestion, then it rapidly drops off. That's why you have to take several doses a day. I'm just curious as to what effects you are experiencing because amoxil (amoxicillin) is about the kindest most benign antibiotic you can take. I wonder if the effects you are experiencing aren't the illness you are being treated for??? ...Read more

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One 500mg amoxicillin capsule has made be very agitated. How long will this unpleasant side effect last?

One 500mg amoxicillin capsule has made be very agitated.  How long will this unpleasant side effect last?

Certainly not past: It's hard to say if each dose will cause this or any side effect, but it will not last past your use. Talk w/ the doctor who prescribed it. There might be a good alternative. Don't just stop taking it. Either get a substitute or bear up knowing it will be short term. Do things that calm you and get over your infection. Best! ...Read more

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Can you take amoxicillin 500mg capsule for a urinary tract infection?

Not the best: Amoxicillin works best in upper respiratory infections. Plus if u have an old antibiotic laying around-not sure if this is the case? It can be expired-won't be effective and can change the bacterial symbiosis in u'r body over time-especially if people keep doing similar. This makes bacteria stronger and antibiotics won't work as well down the road. Short answer-please call u'r doc if u think UTI ...Read more

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Will amoxicillin 500 mg capsule show up in a drug test and if it does how long does it stay in the body and urine system thanks ?

Will amoxicillin 500 mg capsule show up in a drug test and if it does how long does it stay in the body and urine system thanks ?

No: Drug tests are done for specific drugs, mainly controlled substances or illegal drugs. There would be no reason to test for amoxicillin. ...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