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I have a persistent sore that appears at the tip of my penis' skin from time to time. Will Austell- Amoxicillin help. Is it a broad spectrum antibioti?
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?-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 one's 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