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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
Goody powder: Which preparation? If it is the one that has aspirin (acetyl salicylic acid) in it, so it won't fit with amoxicillin, if acetaminophen is the analgesic included, then, it is safe to combine with amoxicillin. Good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, good luck ...Read more
Yes: All drugs expire eventually. There should be an expiration date on your prescription. When in doubt, throw out anything greater than 1 year old. ...Read more
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Keep in mind that most antibiotics can cause these side effects.
Side-effects include nausea, vomiting, rashes, and antibiotic-associated colitis. Loose bowel movements (diarrhea) may also occur. Rarer side-effects include mental changes, lightheadedness, insomnia, confusion, anxiety, sensitivity to lights and sounds, and unclear thinking. ...Read more
Check label: The Moxatag brand of amoxicillin should be taken with food, or within 1 hour after you eat a meal. There are also forms of amoxicillin which may be taken with or without food. Please check your medicine label to see if you your medicine should be taken with food or not. If you do not have the label please consult with your pharmacist. I wish you well with your health! ...Read more
Directions on dose: Should have been written on the prescribed medicine or it's box. A dose of 5 ml to 10 ml every 8 hours would be typical. ...Read more
Not your business?: Sorry, but this sounds like you're trying to figure out why someone else is taking the antibiotic. Probably you are well meaning, but it's probably none of your business. If you think it is, or you are genuinely concerned about his or her health, ask them. But don't expect help on this forum for snooping about someone's prescription medication. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on what type of infection its being used to treat. It is not uncommon for it to take a few days before you see significant improvement in an infection after antibiotics are started. If the bacteria causing the infection are resistant to amoxicillin, as many are, the antibiotic will not work. ...Read more
Yes: It is fine to take those together. There are no interactions. ...Read more
I accidentally took an 875mg of amoxicillin 3 hours before I was supposed to. Does this count as an overdose and if so what do I do?
So it's been about 3 weeks since I've been sick. I was prescribed with Amoxicillin for 10 days and finished but I'm not getting any better. Help!
Not all bacteria...: ...respond to all antibiotics. Considerations: 1) do you know if your illness was bacterial in origin? 2) If cultures proved positive, were antibiotic sensitivities checked to know that you took the correct antibiotic? By the way, viruses do not respond to antibiotics, so if symptoms persist a re-evaluation is appropriate now. ...Read more
So I've been prescribed to take Amoxicillin for 10 days due to my condition without having a swab test first to even see if I have it. Is that normal?
No.: Currently, there is no evidence that suggests zinc interferes with the effect of amoxicillin. Amoxicillin is similar to penicillin, in that it interferes with the synthesis of the bacterial cell wall. Because of this similarity, anyone with an allergy to penicillin should not take amoxicillin. ...Read more