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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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Can I take augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) if I'm pregnant and allergic to cephalosporins but not amoxicillan?

Can I take augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) if I'm pregnant and allergic to cephalosporins but not amoxicillan?

Yes,: No problem taking Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) while pregnant, as for the cross-reactivity: usually it's the other way round, people who are allergic to penicillin/amoxicillin (component of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)) ask if they can administer cephalosporins. At any rate, tell your doctor, and if any doubt, take the first dose in the doctor's office or ER waiting area, stay for an hour, if nothing happens, leave, good luck ...Read more

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Ear infection 3.5 yr old. Amoxicillian allergic gets hives. Z pack not working. What cephalosporin would u recommend and why? Different side chain?  

Ear infection 3.5 yr old. Amoxicillian allergic gets hives. Z pack not working. What cephalosporin would u recommend and why? Different side chain?  

Ceftin (cefuroxime) BID: You have to be careful with the cephalosporin family - some patients who exhibit pcn allergies can have some cross reactivity. ...Read more

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How do you feel on amoxicillin?

How do you feel on amoxicillin?

Hopefully better: Not sure what you are asking. Generally Amoxicillin has few side-effects. Some people have mild GI intolerance, and there are allergic reactions. If it is doing its job and was chosen carefully you should feel improved. ...Read more

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What to do if I took too much amoxicillin?

What to do if I took too much amoxicillin?

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

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Are there any good substitutes for amoxicillin?

Depends: It would depend on the type of infection being treated and the reason Amoxicillin is being avoided. You need to give more detail to your question. ...Read more

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I have amoxicillin from 09 is it alright to take?

May be not: Usually antibiotics that old may not be good as they loose potency. ...Read more

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Will amoxicillin have pencillin in it?

Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is related to the penicillins. If allergic to pnc be aware before taking amoxicillin. ...Read more

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Which is stronger penicilln or amoxicillin?

Which is stronger penicilln or amoxicillin?

Depends on the: bacteria and the location of the infection. Both antibiotics are in the penicillin class of antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is amoxicillin used to treat in babies?

What is amoxicillin used to treat in babies?

Amoxicillin: This a broad spectrum penicillin derivative that can be used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. In babies it may be used for ear infection, strep throat, and others. Unfortunately it is often prescribed when there is no obvious need, just to be on the safe side. This practice must be balanced against potential complications. ...Read more

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What are the various strengths in amoxicillin?

See below: Amoxicillin is available as
125, 250, 400mg. Chewable tablets
250, 500, 875, 1000mg tablets/capsules
125mg/5ml, 250mg/5ml, 400mg/5ml and 50mg/5ml liquid. ...Read more

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Does azythromycin belongs to the cephalosporins?

Does azythromycin belongs to the cephalosporins?

No: Azithromycin is in the macrolide class. That is different class than the cephalosporin antibiotics like keflex, rocephin, (ceftriaxone) cefepime, etc. ...Read more

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Feeling nauseated while taking 875mg amoxicillin? What's going on

Feeling nauseated while taking 875mg amoxicillin? What's going on

Nausea: You're reporting medication-induced nausea, one of most common side effects of all medications. Best to push thru and finish antibiotics as directed. If nausea is intolerable, then ask prescribing doc for options eg another antibiotic vs anti-nausea medication. ...Read more

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I took amoxicillin and kalms is that ok or not suppose I should of asked before taking?

Mixed meds: Amoxicillin, taken exactly as directed for at least five days, will reduce some bacterial infections. Kalms is an herbal anti-anxiety Med. Should not interfere with each other. But if you have an infection important that you get professional treatment. Do it yourself treatment can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin cure bv?

Does amoxicillin cure bv?

No: Bv is a synergistic infection involving gardnerella and a number of other bacteria. It is treated with Metronidazole oral or intravaginal treatment. Tinidazole and Clindamycin are alternatives. Oral and intravaginal probiotics containing lactobacilli can help. Recurrent disease is related to colonization of your sex partner, inconsistant condom use. Amoxicillin is not a rx for bv. ...Read more

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Laxative ok with amoxicillin?

Yes and No: There is no contraindication to taking a laxative while on Amoxicillin but most antibiotics including Amoxicillin can cause antibiotic associated diarrhea and c. Difficile colitis. Taking a laxative could confuse the picture and cause you to need otherwise unnecessary and expensive testing if you developed diarrhea because of them. ...Read more

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Amoxicillin good for chiggers?

Amoxicillin good for chiggers?

Chiggers don't: Require antibiotic (until there is a secondary infection). Chigger bites usually heal on their own within one to two weeks. In the meantime, control itching with an over-the-counter anti-itch cream, such as Hydrocortisone cream. Consult your doctor if your skin appears infected or if the bites seem to be spreading to other parts of your body. ...Read more

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Will amoxicillin work for uti?

Most of the time: In general a culture is the best way to know if you are on the right antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin be used for bv?

Can amoxicillin be used for bv?

No: Bv is a synergistic infection involving gardnerella and a number of other bacteria. It is treated with Metronidazole oral or intravaginal treatment. Tinidazole and Clindamycin are alternatives. Oral and intravaginal probiotics containing lactobacilli can help. Amoxicillin is not used to treat bv. ...Read more

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Can u take amoxicillin for uti?

Yes: It is not recommended to use amoxicillin for UTI as this group of medications has been met with increasing resistance from he usual Bacteria that cause UTIs. If the culture confirms sensitivity and you cannot tolerate Bactrim or nitrofurantoin, then it is reasonable to try (ensuring that prior cultures if present have not shown resistant pathogen). If there is resistance or worsening - doctor
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Can amoxicillin cause headaches?

Yes it can..: Headache is listed as one of the top ten side effects of amoxicillin--nausea, vomitting, diarrhea are among the most frequent side effects. If it is bothersome, stop the med and inform your doc asap for an alternative if needed. At times, mild headache can be controlled with tylenol/motrin etc. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin used to treat bv?

Is amoxicillin used to treat bv?

No: The treatment for bacterial vaginosis is usually with Metronidazole or tinidazole. ...Read more

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