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How fast can amoxicillin cure tonsillitis?

How fast can amoxicillin cure tonsillitis?

Quick: Works within 24 hours. If if tonsilitis is due to strep (babh strep). Bicillin g (injection) is the best, followed by oral penicillin (pen vk). There other options as well if it's viral then antibiotic will not help. ...Read more

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 on the implant, but I have been taking amoxicillin for tonsillitis, as it is an antibiotic could i get pregnant during unprotected intercourse?

I'm on the implant, but I have been taking amoxicillin for tonsillitis, as it is an antibiotic could i get pregnant during unprotected intercourse?

Doubtful: If you get pregnant it is very unlikely to be due to the fact that you are taking amoxicillin. This should not interfere with birth control which is never perfect. ...Read more

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If i was taking amoxicillin for my tonsillitis will the amoxicillin help cure gonarrhea because my sex partner say he has gonarrhea?

If i was taking amoxicillin for my tonsillitis will the amoxicillin help cure gonarrhea because my sex partner say he has gonarrhea?

No! See doc asap!: Gonorrhea (gc) has become a very resistant bacteria. To make matters worse, when there is gc there is often other bacteria that need to be treated. I would be concerned the tonsillitis could even be from the gc itself. Gc needs an injected antibiotic called Ceftriaxone to cure it and it would be worth being treated for chlamydia at same time which needs a different pill. See your doctor asap! ...Read more

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Everyone, I am currently taking amoxil (amoxicillin) for my tonsillitis and strep throat. Are there any side effects to this medicine?

Everyone, I am currently taking amoxil (amoxicillin) for my tonsillitis and strep throat. Are there any side effects to this medicine?

Few side effects: Amoxil (amoxicillin) is usually well tolerated and the side effects are very few also. As with most antibiotics you could have diarrhea, stomach ache, vomiting and a rash . Hive like rashes should be reported to your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I'm being treated for a sinus infection, an ear infection, and tonsillitis with amoxicillin. My symptoms seem worse now (after 5 days) is this normal?

I'm being treated for a sinus infection, an ear infection, and tonsillitis with amoxicillin. My symptoms seem worse now (after 5 days) is this normal?

Try another drug: Although Amoxicillin is an "okay" drug, it is not one that i ever prescribe for a sinus infection. There is a lot of resistance to it in the community. It sounds to me as if you might do well with a change to a stronger antibiotic. Contact your doctor and tell them that you are no better and perhaps they will be able to switch you to something else. ...Read more

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I have really bad tonsillitis, been on amoxicillin 50mg for 2 and a half days, not clearing it as fast as I would like, can I take 4 a day?

Even better idea..: Get another antibiotic. There's a lot of resistance to the penicillin derivatives in the bacteria out there these days. Amoxicillin just might not be working at all, and might not work no matter how much you take of how long you take it. Rather than fiddle with the dose yourself, revisit your doctor and get a different antibiotic. ...Read more

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How long will it take for amoxicillin to work for my 3 year olds tonsillitis ?

How long will it take for amoxicillin to work for my 3 year olds tonsillitis ?

Varies: Usually within 7 to 10 days, improvement should be seen earlier than that... ...Read more

Dr. Robert Knox
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Tonsillitis (Definition)

Tonsillitis is a condition in which there is a swelling of the tonsils due to a bacterial or viral infection. Common symptoms include fever, and sore throat, ...Read more


Dr. Philip Miller
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Amoxil (Definition)

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