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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 more
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?
Is there an over-the-counter substitute for amoxicillin? It will be used to treat a throat infection.
Don't treat: Throat infection with antibiotics unless it is bacterial. The types of antibiotics used are prescription medications. ...Read more
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
Amoxil (amoxicillin): "Amoxicillin is contraindicated in patients who have experienced a serious hypersensitivity reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis or Stevens-Johnson syndrome) to Amoxicillin or to other β-lactam antibiotics (e.g., penicillins and cephalosporins)." See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/amoxicillin. Html ...Read more
Amoxicillin dosing: That is a question for the doctor who prescribed the Amoxicillin for you. You should not be taking old medicine or someone else's medicine. The dose would vary according to what you are being treated for and there are sometimes other factors to take into account, as well. ...Read more
Amoxicilin OD: One should try to never take more than the recommended dose of a medicine but fortunately this one has a fairly low risk of serious problems. One would have to take a very large amount of medicine to have any serious side effects from it. The most likely apart from an upset stomach would be diarrhea. ...Read more
WHY ARE YOU ASKING:
If you are allergic to a medication sure. I keep wondering why there are all these questions about dying from antibiotics. Hopefully your dr knows to write appropiate instructions on the rx. If you have trouble undersatnding, tell your dr.
If you're wondering aboutgetting high on antibiotics - it's pretty silly. ...Read more
Very short half life: In general Ampicillin and it's derivatives have a very short half life and if one stops taking the medicine, it will be out of ones system in a matter of a few days. You should be able to smell it in your urine, when the odor is gone, the medication is likely gone as well. ...Read more
Take proper dose: In case of overdosage, discontinue medication, treat symptomatically, and institute supportive measures. A prospective study of 51 pediatric patients at a poison-control center suggested that overdosages of less than 250 mg/kg of Amoxicillin are not associated with significant clinical symptoms. ...Read more
See below: Amoxicillin is an antibiotic that has activity against a number of gram positive and negative bacteria. Many of these bacteria are also resistant to Amoxicillin as it has been used for so long and on so many people. It is used to treat strep throat, susceptable enterococcal and e. Coli infections like uti's etc. All drugs have an expiration date on the bottle. ...Read more
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