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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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Hi I was on amoxil (amoxicillin) for 10 days. I've taken all my BC pills and had safe sex during that time. Could I get preg if amoxil (amoxicillin) was done and had unsafe sex?

Hi I was on amoxil (amoxicillin) for 10 days. I've taken all my BC pills and had safe sex during that time. Could I get preg if amoxil (amoxicillin) was done and had unsafe sex?

Yes you could: Amoxil (amoxicillin) has nothing to do with it. You are ff BC pill & had semen & thus sperm in your vagina. That's how you get pregnant. Need to use protection. U can always check with store bought pregnancy test if your period is late. Good Luck ...Read more

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I've been taking amoxicillin 3 times a day for 2 days for a sinus infection & I've noticed discomfort in my vagina, should I stop taking the pill?

No: If you were prescribed an antibiotic you should continue it as written. You may need treatment for a yeast infection which can occur when taking antibiotics. If you're taking amox without doctor supervision, then yes, you should stop and talk to a doctor. ...Read more

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How much time after I take my oral contraceptive pill may I take my amoxicillin?

How much time after I take my oral contraceptive pill may I take my amoxicillin?

Better safe then sor: Certain antibiotics may effect the efficacy of your birth control pill. Best to use a second means of contraction, (condom), while taking antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin effective after the expiration date?

Is amoxicillin effective after the expiration date?

NO: There is a reason for expiration dates, don't use expired medications. Also if you have some antibiotic left of a prior rx. You did not finished it. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin 500mg still safe a year after its expiration date?

Is amoxicillin 500mg still safe a year after its expiration date?

See below: It would be safe but probably mostly inactive and ineffective. ...Read more

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My tooth is paining me can I take amoxicillin but it expiration date is 4/28/13?

My tooth is paining me can I take amoxicillin but it expiration date is 4/28/13?

Tooth ache: The best thing for you to so is see a dentist and get your tooth treated. Taking any antibiotic without a proper diagnosis and perscription is dangerous and an expired drug will increase your chance of problems. ...Read more

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Should amoxicillin be dosed 2 or 3 times daily?

Depends: You want to maintain a therapeutic level of antibiotic in the blood so it is normally taken every 6 hours. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin expire in a ertain mount of time?

Does amoxicillin expire in a ertain mount of time?

Yes: All drugs expire eventually. There should be an expiration date on your prescription. When in doubt, throw out anything greater than 1 year old. ...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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I took 2 500mg amoxicillin what she'll I do at the same time?

I took 2 500mg amoxicillin what she'll I do at the same time?

Question unclear: This makes no sense to me. Try and rephrase it and ask again. ...Read more

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Can someone overdose on amoxicillin at 3 times the normal dose?

Can someone overdose on amoxicillin at 3 times the normal dose?

Amoxil (amoxicillin) overdose: You can end up with stomach pains or gastritis and/ or diarrhea. ...Read more

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Is taking amoxicillin 500mg 4 times a day for 95lb female too much?

Is taking amoxicillin 500mg 4 times a day for 95lb female too much?

Depends on reason: Each case is different. A patient can ask her own doctor about her individual case. Amoxicillin usually works for infections like strep throat, at 250mg 3 times a day, but 500mg 3 times a day is ok too. A doctor might prescribe more Amoxicillin if he thinks the patient's infection needs a bigger dose, or if he thinks the patient's intestines are not absorbing enough of the medication, etc... ...Read more

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Accidentally took two pills of amoxicillin within 1 hour. Will I get sick?

Accidentally took two pills of amoxicillin within 1 hour. Will I get sick?

Okay: You should be fine. You may have some upset stomach or soft stool. Or may not have any symptoms. Either way you should be taking medications as prescribed. ...Read more

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Why would a person be prescribed amoxicillin three times a day for several months?

Why would a person be prescribed amoxicillin three times a day for several months?

Not your business?: Sorry, but this sounds like you're trying to figure out why someone else is taking the antibiotic. Probably you are well meaning, but it's probably none of your business. If you think it is, or you are genuinely concerned about his or her health, ask them. But don't expect help on this forum for snooping about someone's prescription medication. ...Read more

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What is a dangerously high overdose of amoxicillin? Five times the usual dose? More?

What is a dangerously high overdose of amoxicillin? Five times the usual dose? More?

Why do you ask?: There is a wide range of dosing for amoxicillin, depending on the infection being treated. In pediatrics, the dose can range from 20 mg/kg to 90 mg/kg. If you think you took too much, call the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222. ...Read more

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Hi I need help my boy is 18mts and I have given him amoxicillin 4 times instead of 3 will he be ok?

Hi I need help my boy is 18mts and I have given him amoxicillin 4 times instead of 3 will he be ok?

Yes: amoxicillin is not toxic, so if your son had an extra dose he will be okay. More isn't better, but it's not dangerous. The prescribed dose is the best dose. Actually it would probably be worse if you "under dosed" your son, as opposed to giving an extra dose, because the bacteria would have a better chance of surviving! So don't worry, but try not to do it again! :) ...Read more

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Can one take amoxicillin and albenda and prazi? Not all at once, but in the same day at different times?

Can one take amoxicillin and albenda and prazi? Not all at once, but in the same day at different times?

Unusual combo: Not sure what you are being treated for but there are no well known dangerous interactions between these 3 meds.

tools:
http://www. Webmd. Com/interaction-checker/

http://www. Drugs. Com/drug_interactions. Html
(this one also includes food, alcohol interactions) ...Read more

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Dr prescribed 125mg/5ml amoxicillin for 16.8lb baby. 5ml three times daily. Is this the right dosage for her?

Maybe, maybe not: The dose for an infection will vary with the age of the patient and the illness being treated. If the kid is over 3 months of age and this is for a urinary tract or respiratory infection it is pretty standard. If over 3 months and for an ear infection, it is at the low end of the dosing range but might work. ...Read more

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I have to take 1g amoxicillin three times a day, how often should I take it? Can it be taken say every 6 hours?

6 hours is fine: If the prescription says 3 times a day (tid), every 8 hours is not the requirement. When it comes to oral antibiotics such as amoxicillin, every 6 hours should be practically just as good. Long answer but that's what I expect of my patients if I write 3 times a day prescription. It means 3 times a day while awake, roughly every 6 hours. ...Read more

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I misread my directions and was taking amoxicillin two times a day instead of two time twice a day. I did this for a week. Will this mess me up?

Amoxicillin xcess: Amoxicillin is one of the most prescribed antibiotics in medicine and dentistry. Double dosing is unlikely to cause any difficulties or problems. Taking too much of an antibiotic is no more effective against the infection than the appropriate dose but the excess is processed and eliminated in the urine. Taking too little of the drug can theoretically put you at risk of unresponsive infection. ...Read more

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Prescribed amoxicillin 500 mg 2 pills twice a day for 7 days. Accidentally been taking 1 pill twice a day for 5 days. Can I up it to 3 or 4, 2x a day?

Please don't!!!: The 500 mg twice a day should be an adequate dose for most infections. You could increase to 2 twice a day and possibly extend to a total of 10 days. But a lot of this depends on how much your infection is improving. You could also possibly continue 1 twice a day for 10 days. But I believe the best thing to do is to contact the prescribing Dr. To ask his or her advice.
3 or 4 2x/day is too much! ...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