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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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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?

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?

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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Can you die from a overdose of amoxicillin?

Can you die from a overdose of amoxicillin?

WHY ARE YOU ASKING: If you are allergic to a medication sure. I keep wondering why there are all these questions about dying from antibiotics. Hopefully your dr knows to write appropiate instructions on the rx. If you have trouble undersatnding, tell your dr.
If youre wondering aboutgetting high on antibiotics - it's pretty silly. ...Read more

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What are good alternatives for amoxicillin?

Many: There are many other medications that can help. Consult your health care provider for other options for your particular condition. ...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