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I've taken amoxicillin for 36 yrs all my life since kid could i all the sudden have a reaction just took it in panic thinking I will?

I've taken amoxicillin for 36 yrs all my life since kid could i all the sudden have a reaction just took it in panic thinking I will?

Yes and no: You could take it off an on for the rest of your life without problems. Your body could also develop an allergic reaction to it the next time you take it. The same thing can happen with foods, and other things. Some people seem to be more "allergic" than others. ...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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How long does amoxicillin stay in your system after you take it? I guess the active life in hours? (how long would it cause side effects).

How long does amoxicillin stay in your system after you take it? I guess the active life in hours? (how long would it cause side effects).

Varies by dose and…: if other (interacting) meds/supplements R being taken. Half-life is 61.3 min; 60% of the dose is excreted in urine 6-8 hrs after dose. Generally a med is cleared from the system within 10 half-live, thus about 10 hours. Other meds may prolong its presence in the body; so side effects may last longer. Depending on what side effects U R having, U may need to seek medical help quickly (swollen throat ...Read more

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What are the possible side effects of a 13 mo old taking too many antibiotics? He has spend 1/3 of his life on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or amoxicillin.

What are the possible side effects of a 13 mo old taking too many antibiotics? He has spend 1/3 of his life on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or amoxicillin.

The three concerns..: Are: (1) developing an allergy-unpleasant but rarely dangerous; (2) diarrhea-more common; (3) developing antibiotic resistance in colonizing bacteria. The real question is, what is he on antibiotics for? There are certainly valid reasons possible, and in some cases, the major effect of an antibiotic in a 1 year old is getting him to his second birthday. ...Read more

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I get strep throat a lot! Always have! Anyways I recently had the worst step throat of my life. My throat was even turning black (looked like mold) anyways I had amoxicillin from having gum surgery and decided to take some before bed to cope with the pain

I get strep throat a lot! Always have! Anyways I recently had the worst step throat of my life. My throat was even turning black (looked like mold) anyways I had amoxicillin from having gum surgery and decided to take some before bed to cope with the pain

Worisome: If you are having this much problem at your age the tonsils likely need to come out.Antibiotics may help if this is strep, but many of the most painful throats are produced by viruses (mono) or other bacteria. I suppose you are immunized, so diphtheria is unlikely, but self diagnosis creates problems when you try to get surgery authorized.See your doc now & an ENT after this episode clears ...Read more

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Doctor prescribed augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 5 days for throat infection&the week after, prescribed amoxicillin.Am i now resistant?Is antibiotic resistance for life

Doctor prescribed augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 5 days for throat infection&the week after, prescribed amoxicillin.Am i now resistant?Is antibiotic resistance for life

Throat infection: An antibiotic should only be given if there was a strep test or culture done. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is Amoxicillin and clavulinic acid. Amoxicillin is usually sufficient for strep. Even in the few cases where strep is resistant to Amoxicillin (or augmentin), the resistance is usually short-lived and resolves within 3 months. So, you do not have lie-long resistance. ...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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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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Amoxil (Definition)

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