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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 effects will alcohol have on me if I'm taking an amoxicillin prescription?

What effects will alcohol have on me if I'm taking an amoxicillin prescription?

Hmmmm?: Usually Amoxicillin and alcohol would hold no major untoward effect. However, why would you mix the two? If ill, you need to be taking care of yourself, getting plenty of rest, liquids, nutriition, sleep and taking medications appropriately. Alcohol has no place here. Abstain from use until you have finished your medications and healed, then you may resume reasonable use of alcolol if at all. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to amoxicillin. I'm sick and I got a prescription for cefuroxime. Will this affect me in anyway?

No problem: It is rare for people allergic to penicillin type drugs, including amoxicillin, to also react to cefuroxime and related drugs. Your doctor would not have prescribed it otherwise. You can take cefuroxime without worry. ...Read more

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How long after finishing an Amoxicillin prescription (500mg, 3x a day for a week) can I have a glass of wine? ...

Antibiotics & EtOH: Antibiotic use and alcohol use together must be carefully considered. If you have completed the antibiotic, an alcoholic drink should NOT be contraindicated. Best to ask your pharmacist or physician for the specifics. The underlying condition may preclude alcohol use. ...Read more

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I just finished my 10 day prescription 12 hours ago. Is it alright to drink a beer or two right now? I used amoxicillin and clav.

I just finished my 10 day prescription 12 hours ago. Is it alright to drink a beer or two right now? I used amoxicillin and clav.

Ok: The reason not to drink alcohol while on Abx is not to overload the liver. If you don't have another reason not to drink and the ailment for what you were taking the Augmentine is resolved. Then Ok a beer now. Don't over do it. Happy new year! ...Read more

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I have an abscess the last time I had it they gave me amoxicillin, is it possible to get it over the counter or by prescription only?

Must see doctor: Sorry, but there is no getting around it: you must see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. If amoxicillin worked last time, that REDUCES the chance it would be effective now. You must not simply take amoxicilin; that could be dangerous. See a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a question my daughter got prescription for amoxicillin but it said use before the 18 is it still good to use cuz she got an uti again?

I have a question my daughter got prescription for amoxicillin but it said use before the 18 is it still good to use cuz she got an uti again?

I wouldn't: You don't list the kids age but from yours I'll assume under 6. Often these kids have irritation during urination from bath soap that has not been rinsed. Proper investigation requires a clean catch urine specimen & culture. If it was a squat pee into a cup or not cultured at all, she may have not had a UTI. If she did, a new culture/med must be found because the old one won't work. (germ resistence ...Read more

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I have a cold and it has gone into my eye. Can I take an old prescription I have of amoxicillin to treat it?

I have a cold and it has gone into my eye. Can I take an old prescription I have of amoxicillin to treat it?

Not recommended: More likely to be a viral infection, which amoxicillin would not treat. If you have any pain, vision loss, or if symptoms continue to worsen then you need an immediate evaluation by an eye doctor to diagnose (if serious viral infection, such as HSV, then alternative medicine would be needed). Using antibiotics without a prescription fosters development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. ...Read more

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I've taken two prescriptions for augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) qty 20 each. How long will the medication remain in my sytem?

I've taken two prescriptions for augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) qty 20 each. How long will the medication remain in my sytem?

Antibiotics in Blood: I am unsure why you are asking this question. It seems a bit out of the norm. But this is easy to answer. Most of the antibiotic would be out of the system in 60 to 90 hours. Are you having an allergic reaction? ...Read more

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Is it ok to continue prevacid 30mg capsules while awaiting prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) prescription to be filled?

Yes: The Prevacid (lansoprazole) will be just one of the meds in the prevpak. You will just be adding the antibiotics when you get the full pack. ...Read more

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I finished my prescription for amoxicillin 2 days ago, and I have been experiencing itchy feet. Do I need to see my doc? Or just hope it goes away?

I finished my prescription for amoxicillin 2 days ago, and I have been experiencing itchy feet. Do I need to see my doc? Or just hope it goes away?

No: It would be okay to go to your Doctor but waiting it out may give your body time to recover without further treatment. However, if the itching worsens or spreads you see your Doc ASAP! ...Read more

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I had a tooth abscess and I was on 7 days of amoxicillin. I saw a dds today as I still have the bump. He gave no prescription for a refill and said that no exam is needed. Iwill see him on 2/13 at the next cleaning. What should I do?

I had a tooth abscess and I was on 7 days of amoxicillin. I saw a dds today as I still have the bump. He gave no prescription for a refill and said that no exam is needed. Iwill see him on 2/13 at the next cleaning. What should I do?

Why no root canal?: Sounds like you need a root canal. The more time that goes by, the more likely your problem will get worse. How about calling the dentist and asking if you need a root canal? If so, how about sooner rather than later? ...Read more

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Finished a 10 day prescription of amoxicillin. I noticed I have a bowel movement every day (usually once every 3-7 days) but they are blue-green? ..

Finished a 10 day prescription of amoxicillin. I noticed I have a bowel movement every day (usually once every 3-7 days) but they are blue-green? ..

Med effect: Probably this is a feature of the antibiotic changing the normal microbial flora in your gut. As long as not yellowish and very foul smelling, should be ok. Could also be opportunity to add stool softener (miralax/fiber gummies/prunes--whatever you can take daily and tolerate) to increase the frequency of your bms. Constip & infreq bms can predispose to diverticulitis among other things. ...Read more

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Cold for 3 wks, then a facial herpes breakout, then pink eye. Went to dr, gave me a prescription for amoxicillin because "i've been sick so long" why?

Cold for 3 wks, then a facial herpes breakout, then pink eye. Went to dr, gave me a prescription for amoxicillin because "i've been sick so long" why?

Super-infection: There can many times be a bacterial infection on top of a viral (herpes) infection. This is called superinfection. The antibiotic will help remove such possibility, but probably best to also include an antiviral treatment like Acyclovir along with that. ...Read more

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My daughter is 5 & 36lbs. Dr gave us prescription for amoxicillin 400/5ml to treat ear infection. The dose is 10ml twice a day. Is that to much?

My daughter is 5 & 36lbs. Dr gave us prescription for amoxicillin 400/5ml to treat ear infection. The dose is 10ml twice a day. Is that to much?

Normal for ear infec: The most common cause of ear infections statistically is a pneumococcus. The gradual emergence of resistance in this germ has led to a higher dose range to kill partially resistant germs. This is normal dosing for an ear infection but would be high for a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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3 weeks ago I ended up with a wisdom tooth infection and got amoxicillin. The infection weand it came back can the doctor rewrite another prescription?

3 weeks ago I ended up with a wisdom tooth infection and got amoxicillin. The infection weand it came back can the doctor rewrite another prescription?

Maybe: The doctor may give you a different prescription but that would be just another temporary solution. If your wisdom teeth are the cause of your infection than they need to be removed. You need to see a dentist/ oral surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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My son's amoxicillin expired just 5 days ago...Still ok to give to him for current ear ache? Original prescription was for earache/infection three weeks ago

My son's amoxicillin expired just 5 days ago...Still ok to give to him for current ear ache? Original prescription was for earache/infection three weeks ago

Better re-visit his: Pediatrician. If infection is present, give all of the new prescription as directed. None should be left in the bottle at the end if treatment. A middle ear infection is like an abscess. If the eustachian tube's opening into the nasopharynx remains swollen, fluid cannot drain. The fluid may not still be infected, but it can still cause pain. ...Read more

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I am on vacation and have prescription amoxicillin with me. I have a scratchy throat, slight cough caused by the tickle. Can I take it? I'm in sun

I am on vacation and have prescription amoxicillin with me. I have a scratchy throat, slight cough caused by the tickle. Can I take it? I'm in sun

DON'T DO IT! Bad Idea: Antibiotics should only be taken when it's clear you have a bacterial infection sensitive to that antibiotic. The vast majority of sore throats are viral & antibiotics will do more harm than good, impairing immune function, killing friendly flora & can cause diarrhea & yeast infections. Pelargonium sidoides, an herb sold at health food stores as Umcka, is more likely to help- also zinc lozenges. ...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