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My tooth is paining me can I take amoxicillin but it expiration date is 4/28/13?

My tooth is paining me can I take amoxicillin but it expiration date is 4/28/13?

Tooth ache: The best thing for you to so is see a dentist and get your tooth treated. Taking any antibiotic without a proper diagnosis and perscription is dangerous and an expired drug will increase your chance of problems. ...Read more

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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Is amoxicillin effective after the expiration date?

Is amoxicillin effective after the expiration date?

NO: There is a reason for expiration dates, don't use expired medications. Also if you have some antibiotic left of a prior rx. You did not finished it. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin 500mg still safe a year after its expiration date?

Is amoxicillin 500mg still safe a year after its expiration date?

See below: It would be safe but probably mostly inactive and ineffective. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin 1 year past due date ok to take?

Is amoxicillin 1 year past due date ok to take?

No: Drugs past the expiration work may have lost stability and therefore are often less effective. I would not advise you to take any medication past its expiration date. ...Read more

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Can I still use amoxicillin for my 19 month baby the discard date says July 5, 16?

Can I still use amoxicillin for my 19 month baby the discard date says July 5, 16?

Amoxicillin: This is likely a suspension? If it has been cared for properly and refrigerated, it is likely still effective. I'm not sure why you are starting it again? Discuss with your doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take amoxicillin after the expiry date? It's for a toothache. On the bottle it says 2011 just wondering if it is ok to use?

Is it ok to take amoxicillin after the expiry date? It's for a toothache. On the bottle it says 2011 just wondering if it is ok to use?

See dentist/MD: It is likely that a medication can still have potency beyond its expiration date depending on how it has been stored and the particular medication, but caution: it is unwise to self diagnose and medicate even if within it's expiry date. Let a dentist or md evaluate and guide you as to the problem and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin go bad?

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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What is amoxicillin used for?

An antibiotic: It is an antibiotic that is in the penicillin family and effective against a certain class of infections. ...Read more

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How are amoxicillin capsules?

Amoxicillin: Is a penicillin type antibiotic which can be affective in the treatment of bladder & ear infections, Pneumonia and some STD's. ...Read more

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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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Does amoxicillin have a taste?

Yes: Yes, but it depends upon which brand is being used. Usually not bad one, with 'bubble gum' flavor being common in my area. ...Read more

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How do you feel on amoxicillin?

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. ...Read more

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How long will amoxicillin work?

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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Can children use Amoxil (amoxicillin)?

Can children use Amoxil (amoxicillin)?

Amoxil (amoxicillin): Amoxil (amoxicillin) and similar antibiotics are frequently used in children and safe when appropriately dosed according to weight. Those with penicillin allergy should avoid this medication. ...Read more

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Can levaqin be taken with/amoxicillin?

Can levaqin be taken with/amoxicillin?

Yes: Levaquin (levofloxacin) and Amoxicillin can be taken at the same time if indicated by the type of infection and the bacteria involved. ...Read more

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Can I take cold ease with amoxicillin?

Can I take cold ease with amoxicillin?

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. ...Read more

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Can someone get high off of amoxicillin?

Safe and Effective.: Amoxicillin is antibiotic that can be life saving when used appropriately.. There is no euphoria associated with it use. Any strange reactions should be promptly reported to your physician. ...Read more

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Can you take amoxicillin by snorting it?

Can you take amoxicillin by snorting it?

Not efficacious: Needs complete absorption to the blood for systemic effects. The bioavailability will be less and not recommended. ...Read more

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Who should not take Amoxil (amoxicillin)?

Amoxil (amoxicillin): "Amoxicillin is contraindicated in patients who have experienced a serious hypersensitivity reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis or Stevens-Johnson syndrome) to Amoxicillin or to other β-lactam antibiotics (e.g., penicillins and cephalosporins)." See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/amoxicillin. Html ...Read more

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What is austell amoxicillin 500 used for?

Amoxilcillin: Amoxicillin is used for bacterial infections. It has many uses, but all to kill a pathogen or bacteria. Its a derivatetive of pencillins. ...Read more

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What amount of amoxicillin should I take?

Amoxicillin dosing: That is a question for the doctor who prescribed the Amoxicillin for you. You should not be taking old medicine or someone else's medicine. The dose would vary according to what you are being treated for and there are sometimes other factors to take into account, as well. ...Read more

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Can you die of an overdose of amoxicillin?

Can you die of an overdose of amoxicillin?

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. ...Read more

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How close together can I take Amoxicillin?

8-12 hours: Depending on the strength of the pill, amoxicillin is usually prescribed every 8 hours or every 12 hours. ...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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Amoxil (Definition)

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