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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.

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

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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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What can I substitute amoxicillin with if I'm allergic to penicillin? It will be used to treat swollen gum

What can I substitute amoxicillin with if I'm allergic to penicillin?  It will be used to treat swollen gum

Clindamycin: Remember to consult with your treating doctor or dentist first before taking any medications suggested to you online. They know your full history, medications, allergies, family hx, social hx and have examined your swollen gums. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are there any good substitutes for amoxicillin?

Are there any good substitutes for amoxicillin?

Depends: It would depend on the type of infection being treated and the reason Amoxicillin is being avoided. You need to give more detail to your question. ...Read more

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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 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 more

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Is there an over-the-counter substitute for amoxicillin? It will be used to treat a throat infection.

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

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Does amoxicillin go bad?

Does amoxicillin go bad?

Yes: All drugs eventually go bad. All drugs have an expiration date on the bottle. The drug is not necessarily inactive after this expiration date but has only been tested by the manufacturer to be active for that length of time. ...Read more

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What is amoxicillin used for?

An antibiotic: It is an antibiotic that is in the penicillin family and effective against a certain class of infections. ...Read more

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How are amoxicillin capsules?

Amoxicillin: is a penicillin type antibiotic which can be affective in the treatment of bladder & ear infections, Pneumonia and some STD's. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin have a taste?

Yes: Yes, but it depends upon which brand is being used.Usually not bad one, with 'bubble gum' flavor being common in my area. ...Read more

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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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How long will amoxicillin work?

How long will amoxicillin work?

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

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Can children use Amoxil (amoxicillin)?

Can children use Amoxil (amoxicillin)?

Amoxil (amoxicillin): Amoxil (amoxicillin) and similar antibiotics are frequently used in children and safe when appropriately dosed according to weight. Those with penicillin allergy should avoid this medication. ...Read more

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Can levaqin be taken with/amoxicillin?

Can levaqin be taken with/amoxicillin?

Yes: Levaquin (levofloxacin) and Amoxicillin can be taken at the same time if indicated by the type of infection and the bacteria involved. ...Read more

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Can i take cold ease with amoxicillin?

Can i take cold ease with amoxicillin?

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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Amoxil (Definition)

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