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Doctor insights on: Amoxicillin For Flu

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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Can i take amoxil (amoxicillin) and cold and flu tablets?

Can i take amoxil (amoxicillin) and cold and flu tablets?

Yes, but: Why would you want to take both? What are we treating here? You should not be taking antibiotics if not under the care of a physician. ...Read more

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Can I reuse refrigerated amoxicillin 2 weeks after finished first dose for reoccurrence of same cold/flu in toddler? Terrible high deduc. Insurance...

Can I reuse refrigerated amoxicillin 2 weeks after finished first dose for reoccurrence of same cold/flu in toddler? Terrible high deduc. Insurance...

No, but...: If a child had an ear infection or sinus infection that got better but then recurred, a parent can call the doctor and see if a refill is needed, or a new appointment is needed. Liquid amox is considered "good" only for 14 days once it's made up. High deductible insurance has the bad side effect making patients avoid seeing doctors until more severe symptoms (so complain to the employer!). ...Read more

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I am currently on amoxicillin and my son just came home from school with the flu. Can i still catch his sickness?

I am currently on amoxicillin and my son just came home from school with the flu. Can i still catch his sickness?

Yes: Amoxicillin is an antibiotic which will destroy susceptible bacteria. The flu, or influenza, is caused by viruses. Antibiotics will not prevent or cure viral illnesses. Hope you stay healthy. ...Read more

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What else can I do for a 3 month old who has the flu besides amoxicillin?

Depends on situation: Amoxicillin will do nothing for the flu. If there is a co-infection it may help with that. We have some guidelines for tamiflu (oseltamivir) down to 2 weeks of age but it must be started within the first 48 hrs to be any help and is usually reserved for hospitalized cases. ...Read more

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I took 2 nitetime equate cold and flu gel capsules with 2 500mg amoxicillin that i believe were expired 20 minutes later i felt really stoned & weird?

I took 2 nitetime equate cold and flu gel capsules with 2 500mg amoxicillin that i believe were expired 20 minutes later i felt really stoned & weird?

Antihistine: You felt that way because night time cold medications contain sedating antihistamines, not because the Amoxicillin was expired. But remember that for colds and flu, Amoxicillin is just a placebo, and should be avoided. ...Read more

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1 week ago i had 3 teeth extracted to start implan s. I have been on amoxicillin since but last 4 days I have flu symptoms. Could they be related?

1 week ago i had 3 teeth extracted to start implan s. I have been on amoxicillin since but last 4 days I have flu symptoms. Could they be related?

Maybe: Sometimes antibiotics can upset the stomach... If that is what you mean when you say flu like symptoms then they could be related.. Other wise it may not be related.... You should give your dentist a call and tell him or her your symptoms and ask what to do... ...Read more

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Had flu on amoxicillin, dicloflex for severe headache and co-codomol. Had CT scan and bloods done for headache. Speech slightly slurred ? Why? I am 40

Complicated: You seldom if ever need antibiotics for influenza unless secondary bacterial infection has complicated your illness. You are obviously seeing a doctor now, but if you are having what sounds like neurological deficiencies suspect you may need input from a neurologist. Ask for consult or second opinion. ...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


Dr. Philip Miller
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Amoxil (Definition)

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