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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
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
Yes: It is fine to take those together. There are no interactions. ...Read more
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
Hard to say: If you are self diagnosing an issue and the weakened med covers up the real problem, delaying proper diagnosis & treatment you could be setting stage for a big problem. ...Read more
As a child I became allergic to amoxicillin, I took it as an adult and nothing happened, why? Is it possible to grow out of being allergic?
Yes, but...: You were probably never allergic. The infection for which you were being treated probably caused the rash - lots of viral and bacterial infections can be associated with rash, especially in children. It is always important to write down as much detail as possible about a possible drug reaction, and get evaluated by an allergist to determine whether the reaction was truly related to the drug. ...Read more
I'm meant to of taken three amoxicillin three times a day for seven weeks. I have only had three in one day. If I don't take any today can I drink?
Sounds ok: A person who has no problems taking levocetirizine (Xyzal) by itself, and who has no problems taking amoxicillin (Amoxil) by itself, should also have no problem taking levocetirizine and amoxicillin together. The two medications do not have noticeable interactions with one another. ...Read more
Depends on culture: The usual treatments for a simple, uncomplicated UTI include one of the following: 3 days of Bactrim, 3 days of ciprofloxacin, 7 days of nitrofurantoin, 7 days of Keflex, etc... Perhaps amoxicillin is used if one's urine culture result shows sensitivity to amoxicillin, but more likely one of the other antibiotics would be used. A patient can ask her doctor what the urine culture showed. ...Read more
Depends on culture: The usual treatments for a simple, uncomplicated UTI include one of the following: 3 days of Bactrim, 3 days of ciprofloxacin, 7 days of nitrofurantoin, 7 days of Keflex, etc... One's doctor can tell from the urine culture result whether or not amoxicillin should or should not be effective in a patient's particular infection, but more likely one of the other antibiotics would be used. ...Read more