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Is amoxicillin a good antibiotic for a throat infection ?

Is amoxicillin a good antibiotic for a throat infection ?

Sometimes: It depends on what organism is causing the throat infection.For viral, fungal, mycoplasma infections of the throat no>for organisms resistant to amoxicillin..No.Group a beta hemolytic strep "strep throat" responds well to penicillin or amoxicillin...Provided you are not allergic to them!see your doctor, a throat culture sometimes is necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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I have a throat infection. I don't have any amoxil (amoxicillin). Can i take clindamycin 150mg instead. Will it work for a throat infection?

I have a throat infection. I don't have any amoxil (amoxicillin). Can i take clindamycin 150mg instead. Will it work for a throat infection?

Not a good idea: It's never a good idea to self prescribe any medication. The vast majority of throat infections are viral and antibiotics are of no use. Fever greater than 101, severe pain with swallowing, painful lymph nodes in the neck are signs of a bacterial infection requiring antibiotics and should be prescribed by a health care professional after examining you. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter substitute for amoxicillin? It will be used to treat a throat infection.

Is there an over-the-counter substitute for amoxicillin?  It will be used to treat a throat infection.

Don't treat: throat infection with antibiotics unless it is bacterial. The types of antibiotics used are prescription medications. ...Read more

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Is 16 amoxicillin tablets enough to take care of throat infection? or do i need more?

Is 16 amoxicillin tablets enough to take care of throat infection? or do i need more?

Depends: What strength? What germ if known? Probably 4 a day. Usually need a week if strep ...Read more

Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Pharyngitis (Definition)

It is the inflammation of the pharynx, a structure that extends from the base of your skull to larynx and inlet to esophagus, behind your nose includes your tonsils and tongue base. Causes of inflammation is most often viral or bacterial. It is often ...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