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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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Why can't I stop Amoxicillin for UTI if I feel ok?

Yes, usually you can: A 3-day course of antibiotics usually eradicate UTI-causing bacteria well for most of uncomplicated UTI in females; so, you may stop amoxicillin as long as being free of symptoms, esp. having prior experience in treating UTI like what you described. More? Seek evaluation/ counseling, or contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login - using audio/video goes faster & learns more. ...Read more

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If amoxicillin doesn't help UTI what can be taken?

If amoxicillin doesn't help UTI what can be taken?

Depends: That depends on which bacteria is causing the infection, and what its antibiotic sensitivities are, which can only be determined by a urine culture. Typical antibiotics include ciprofloxacin, trimethoprim/sulfamethaxazole (bactrim), and nitrofurantoin. ...Read more

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Can I have a shot or two of alcohol if i haven't had any amoxicillin today then take it tomorrow? Iv had a very stressful day.

Can I have a shot or two of alcohol if i haven't had any amoxicillin today then take it tomorrow? Iv had a very stressful day.

Take amoxicllin &...: I have no idea why you are taking Amoxicillin (information like that is important to give you a reasonable answer) but if you are on an antibiotic it can be hazardous to skip a day- it will reduce blood levels & may foster resistance. While it is best to not drink alcohol while on amoxicillin, most people will tolerate a shot or 2. Not taking it is likely worse than having it & alcohol.See comment. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son is 32pounds and was given amoxicillin 400mg/5ml 100ml to take 5ml twice a day for strep. Take all&finish. Isn't the dosage too much

My 3 year old son is 32pounds and was given amoxicillin 400mg/5ml  100ml to take 5ml twice a day for strep. Take all&finish. Isn't the dosage too much

No, that dose is: fine. There is a dosing range depending on the child's weight, which is 40-80 mg/kg/day. He is 14.5 kg, so this dose is 55mg/kg/day, which is perfectly fine. ...Read more

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Last Saturday daughter was prescribed amoxicillin 400mb/5ml 5ml/twice daily for strep, she weighs 92 lbs, and hasn't bounced back, is dosage correct?

Last Saturday daughter was prescribed amoxicillin 400mb/5ml  5ml/twice daily for strep, she weighs 92 lbs, and hasn't bounced back, is dosage correct?

Yes: It takes some time for a kid to come back from any infection.Was the strep verified by test? All strep A is killed by amoxicillin. There is always the possibility a co-infection with mono or other virus can amplify the symptoms and delay response. ...Read more

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My son ingested his sister's antibiotics and he is supposed to start his amoxicillin dosage yesterday but I didn't give it to him cause he took his si?

My son ingested his sister's antibiotics and he is supposed to start his amoxicillin dosage yesterday but I didn't give it to him cause he took his si?

Question truncated: Your question truncated. Question appears to be about amoxicillin dosage taken by the wrong child. As long as the meds are of the same concentration this should not be a problem. Continue amoxicillin for both siblings. ...Read more

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So amoxicillin doesn't cure chlamydia?

No: Chlamydia requires treatment with azithromycin, because it is what we call an atypical bacteria; Amoxicillin does nothing against it. ...Read more

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How do you feel on amoxicillin?

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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Amoxil (Definition)

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