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I have had a UTI for a few days maybe a week. I am taking amoxicillin 500mg and cranberry pills for about 2 days now when should I start feeling better?

I have had a UTI for a few days maybe a week. I am taking amoxicillin 500mg and cranberry pills for about 2 days now when should I start feeling better?

Soon, unless...: Most start getting relief within 24 hours of taking antibiotics. A particularly bad infection can cause a lot of inflammation in the bladder, and some urinary symptoms may continue for several days despite clearing the bacteria. If you have no improvement, your antibiotic might not be working, and you'll have to go back to your doctor to check culture results to find the appropriate antibiotic. ...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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Can a 4 1/2 year old take amoxicillin in pill form 250 mg?

Can a 4 1/2 year old take amoxicillin in pill form 250 mg?

Depends on kid: I have had kids as young as 2 take pills. I doubt if this would be the proper dose for any 4 yo for most conditions. If you are using left over meds from some other kid/condition you may be doing more harm than good. ...Read more

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Can I take my expired amoxicillin pills from 2 years ago?

Can I take my expired amoxicillin pills from 2 years ago?

You shouldn't.: The old Amoxicillin will not hurt you, but is probably too old to be as effective as it should be. ...Read more

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If I took 2 500mg amoxicillin pills can I take Flagyl while I am taking the amoxicillin?

If I took 2 500mg amoxicillin pills can I take Flagyl while I am taking the amoxicillin?

Yes: No interaction between the amoxil (amoxicillin) and flagyl, so okay to take both depending on the condition you are bring treating for. ...Read more

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Can I dissolve amoxicillin/clavulanic acid pills in water and take it that way?

Depends: Need to ask your pharmacist on specific pill formulation--some must stay intact so get "time release" dosing effect. Others, crush away! If there is any indication of extended release ("er" or similar in name), definitely not. ...Read more

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I have to take Amoxicillin and I cannot swallow pills at all. I've tried anyway possible can I just break open the capsules?

You can break the: Capsules and drink the powder with some water or mild juice, but it is better taken whole as capsules are designed to be digested slowly and the medicine absorbed with time. But if you must then you must. I would think of perhaps asking the doctor for the liquid formulation instead. ...Read more

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My son who is one and my nephew who is two might have swallowed an amoxicillin 875mg pill should I take them to the hospital?

My son who is one and my nephew who is two might have swallowed an amoxicillin 875mg pill should I take them to the hospital?

No: A one year old is typically about 20 pounds, or 10 kg, though usually a little more. The two year old perhaps almost 30 pounds. 875 mg is not that significantly above their normal therapeutic dose. There may be some normal fallout such as an Amoxicillin rash or a mild diarrhea, but the dose they took is nowhere near a toxic level. In the future, if there's a question, call poison control. ...Read more

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I have been on amoxicillin for 7 days which finished on Saturday, I decided to stop taking my pill as I was told it would me ineffective, do I just need to take the normal 7 days of the pill to get it back into my system or will the antibiotics still make

I have been on amoxicillin for 7 days which finished on Saturday, I decided to stop taking my pill as I was told it would me ineffective, do I just need to take the normal 7 days of the pill to get it back into my system or will the antibiotics still make

Depends on why on it: Why were you on it? Who told you it would be ineffective and why? Several questions need to be addressed here to try and assist you. Can try live virtual consult with one of our providers to try and help you. Too much infor needed to do this via limited chat session. Sorry. Dr R ...Read more

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I'm on femme tab 20/100 I have to take a course of amoxicillin ranbaxy fir 5 days will the pill still cover from pregnancy plz?

Use alternate method: Antibiotics like amoxicillin can interfere with the efficacy of birth control pills. So while you are taking the amoxicillin you should use condoms (or abstinence) ...Read more

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I missed an amoxicillin pill after dental work. I read online that I should not take twice the dosage to make up for it. Is that so?

Not a big deal: Amoxicillin work best when there is a steady blood level concentration. If you missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose and you take 2 doses a day, take the one you missed and the next dose 5 hours later. Take care. ...Read more

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Doc gave me amoxicillin such as take 2 today and one pill every 8 hrs for 4 days. For tooth inf. Is this a correct course? I always seen 7-10 days

It depends...: Most common dose would be 2 gm/day (500mg x4 or 875 mg x3) for 7 days. If definitive treatment will be done sooner than 7 days, then a lesser course may be all that is necessary.
Consider asking the doc or staff, there could be a specific reason why this particular course of amox was prescribed for you. ...Read more

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I am on meloxicam and celabenzaprine a muscle relaxer is it safe to take amoxicillin while on them pills?

I am on meloxicam and celabenzaprine a muscle relaxer is it safe to take amoxicillin while on them pills?

Maybe: Amoxicillin and Meloxicam together may increase blood levels of the other, so if you are at higher doses of either drug, you may be more likely to have side effects. All drugs have side effects, so your final check should be with the doctor giving you the prescriptions and your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Wasn't aware that amoxicillin effected b/c pill. Take b/c correctly daily. Had sex 1st day on the med and 1st b/c pill in pack. Pulled out, preg?

Questionable: The effect of amoxicillin or antibiotic on BCP has long been debated and the evidence is really not strong at all. I do not believe that you are at a high risk of getting pregnant from taking the amoxicillin. ...Read more

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Had to take amoxicillin, diaflucan & ampicillin b2b. Still on amp. Had unprotected sex last night. Am on second pill of BC pack. Am I safe?

Had to take amoxicillin, diaflucan & ampicillin b2b. Still on amp. Had unprotected sex last night. Am on second pill of BC pack. Am I safe?

From pregnancy?: If you are asking if you are protected from pregnancy, the answer is "probably", but not 100%. There is an inherent 0.1% failure rate of BC pills when taken perfectly, and there is the possibility that antibiotics can make them less effective, though no one has studied how much less. As for being protected from STDs, there are many infections resistant to ampicillin, so you are not safe there. ...Read more

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Had to take amoxicillin, diaflucan & ampicillin b2b. Still on amp. Had unprotected sex last night. Am on second pill of BC pack. Am I safe?

Had to take amoxicillin, diaflucan & ampicillin b2b. Still on amp. Had unprotected sex last night. Am on second pill of BC pack. Am I safe?

Probably: You are correct to be concerned about your protection! Any time you take antibiotics, there can be interference with your oral contraceptives! In this case, you are less likely to have a problem due to the timing with your cycle BUT you should ALWAYS use back up protection when taking antibiotics and don't forget that you need protection against STDs! ...Read more

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Today is thurs, starting last sunday I was supposed to get period. I started amoxil (amoxicillin) on tues. Take sprintec but this week is sugar pills. No period?

Today is thurs, starting last sunday I was supposed to get period. I started amoxil (amoxicillin) on tues. Take sprintec but this week is sugar pills. No period?

Your missed: Cycle is not due to the amoxil (amoxicillin). Missing a period on a birth control is not unusual. If a drug had an effect you would have mopre bleeding because the contraceptive pill would be metaboized more quickly. ...Read more

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Prescribed augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875 mg today to take 2x/day. I took first pill at 5pm. Can I take the second dose tonight or is that too close to the first dose?

Either way is OK: It does't matter much. If you're an early riser, you can wait until morning, not much more than 12 hours after the first dose. If that means delaying later than about 7 am, take it at bedtime tonight. An early dose won't hurt anything. ...Read more

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Is it ok if I cut augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) pill in pieces before take it or there'll be any side effects? Should I eat first?

Is it ok if I cut augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) pill in pieces before take it or there'll be any side effects? Should I eat first?

Some can, some cannot: Some forms of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) CANNOT be crushed - if the bottle says XR or “extended-release” anywhere, that is key. However, that information may be hidden in the fine print of the package labelling, so your best bet is going to be to ask your doctor or local pharmacist for guidance with the product you have in your possession; some Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) products can be crushed and cut, some cannot. ...Read more

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Is upset stomach usually associated with amoxicillin? I've taken two 500 mg pills with little to no food. Can you take it with or without food?

Is upset stomach usually associated with amoxicillin? I've taken two 500 mg pills with little to no food. Can you take it with or without food?

Usually no problem: Amoxicillin rarely upsets the stomach, but if you think it's happening to you, take it with some food. It is equally well absorbed and equally effective taken with or without food. ...Read more

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On second pill in b/c pack, take tri-previfem and been prescribed to amoxicillin. Was only on the medicine for 1day when I had sex. Pulled out, pregnant?

On second pill in b/c pack, take tri-previfem and been prescribed to amoxicillin. Was only on the medicine for 1day when I had sex. Pulled out, pregnant?

Unlikely: A woman who is properly taking her birth control pills is fully protected on her second pack of pills. Taking amoxicillin does not change the real-life effectiveness of the pills in a noticeable way. ...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