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Is there an amoxicillin substitute? I think I have a sinus infections, have had runny/blocked nose for about 2 months. It's winter where I live.
Sinusitis: acute sinusitis does not have to be treated with antibiotics. Using saline washes can be an effective treatment. Studies have shown the nasal steroid sprays are as effective as antibiotics as well. Most sinus infections are viral and antibiotics do nothing for viral infections (this may be likely as it is winter for you). Other drug classes such a macrolides are effective as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I substitute amoxicillin with if I'm allergic to penicillin? It will be used to treat swollen gum
Is there a over the counter substitute for amoxicillin and a good pain pill for a broken tooth next to my wisdom tooth?
See a dentist: In the USA, you need a prescription to get amoxicillin or any antibiotic. You need to see a MD or a dentist (physician of the mouth) to get a prescription. Same with an effective pain pill, so go right to the doctor who can help you the most...a dentist! ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Is there an over-the-counter substitute for amoxicillin? It will be used to treat a throat infection.
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
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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