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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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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?

Yes: The usual dose of Amoxicillin is 250-500 milligrams three times a day. There are very few infections that require 7 weeks of treatment. Osteomyelitis would be the main one. You can drink alcohol while taking Amoxicillin but do it in moderation. ...Read more

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I have cellulitis and just finished a script of clindamyisin and it hasn't cleared all the way up I have some amoxicillin laying around can I take it?

I have cellulitis and just finished a script of clindamyisin and it hasn't cleared all the way up I have some amoxicillin laying around can I take it?

No: I would not use amoxicillin to treat a skin infection when you are unsure of what is the causative bacteria. Using antibiotics inappropriately at best can cause resistant bacteria and at worst can cause further serious infections in you such as c. diff colitis. See your doctor if the cellulitis is not improving. ...Read more

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Taken one amoxil (amoxicillin) capsule. Don't like effect. When will it wear off. Feel ill?

Taken one amoxil (amoxicillin) capsule.  Don't like effect.  When will it wear off. Feel ill?

Amoxil (amoxicillin): peak effect is 1-2 hours of ingestion, then it rapidly drops off. That's why you have to take several doses a day. I'm just curious as to what effects you are experiencing because amoxil (amoxicillin) is about the kindest most benign antibiotic you can take. I wonder if the effects you are experiencing aren't the illness you are being treated for??? ...Read more

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My four month has amoxicillin, it expired the 19th can she take it today? Until I get more in the morning, she hasn't had any for two days now.

My four month has amoxicillin, it expired the 19th can she take it today? Until I get more in the morning, she hasn't had any for two days now.

Please don't give: I would advise to not give it because it has expired. It might cause adverse reaction. Expired meds can cause adverse reactions. ...Read more

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My 5 mnth old's dr prescribed amoxicillin for what seems like a cold. He didn't diagnose her with anything, he said just incase. Is its necessary?

My 5 mnth old's dr prescribed amoxicillin for what seems like a cold. He didn't diagnose her with anything, he said just incase. Is its necessary?

No: Colds are viral illnesses that should not be treated with antibiotics that are used for bacterial infections. There is an international initiative to prevent the inappropriate use of antibiotics such as what you describe. If your facts are accurate and complete i would recommend you get a different pediatrician for your baby. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin safe to take if I don't have a uti?

???: I don't understand the question. Why would you take an antibiotic if you don't have an infection? ...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