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Doctor insights on: Long Term Effects Of Amoxicillin

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How long til amoxicillin starts to work on tooth infection?

How long til amoxicillin starts to work on tooth infection?

Depends: What type of tooth infection? Like many other conditions, antibiotics serve as a supplement to surgical intervention. A dental abscess may need drainage or extraction. If going to be effective alone, any antibiotic, if effective, should begin to elicit changes within 24 to 36 hours. ...Read more

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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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How long does amoxicillin stay in your system after you take it? I guess the active life in hours? (how long would it cause side effects).

How long does amoxicillin stay in your system after you take it? I guess the active life in hours? (how long would it cause side effects).

Varies by dose and…: if other (interacting) meds/supplements R being taken. Half-life is 61.3 min; 60% of the dose is excreted in urine 6-8 hrs after dose. Generally a med is cleared from the system within 10 half-live, thus about 10 hours. Other meds may prolong its presence in the body; so side effects may last longer. Depending on what side effects U R having, U may need to seek medical help quickly (swollen throat ...Read more

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How long do amoxicillin side effects last?

How long do amoxicillin side effects last?

Unlikely: Not particularly toxic, if at all when taken orally. Overdoses may increase risk of secondary fungal overgrowth or antibiotic induced diarrhea but no common fatalities except to allergic reactions, which are not dose dependent. You can avoid all side-effects by not taking it. What side effects are you referring to? ...Read more

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How long does amoxicillin stay in your system after you've finished it?

How long does amoxicillin stay in your system after you've finished it?

5 hours: The half life (time to elimination of half the drug) of amoxiclllin is 1 hour if normal kidney function. Complete drug elimination is 5 half lives after the last dose was taken or for Amoxicillin 5 hours after the last dose. ...Read more

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I am taking amoxicillin now, how long will it stay in my system after I am done taking it?

I am taking amoxicillin now, how long will it stay in my system after I am done taking it?

6 to 8 hours: The half-life of Amoxicillin is 61.3 minutes. Approximately 60% of an orally administered dose of Amoxicillin is excreted in the urine within 6 to 8 hours. Detectable serum levels are observed up to 8 hours after an orally administered dose of amoxicillin. Since most of the Amoxicillin is excreted unchanged in the urine. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long does it take amoxicillin to get out of body?

Can you tell me how long does it take amoxicillin to get out of body?

Amoxicillin t(1/2): The drug itself has a very short half-life -only about 30 minutes. Generally after about 5 'half-lives' the drug washes out of your system (which is why you take the drug 3x a day - to get good levels and keep them there during therapy). If you're having side effects, the drug may have already left your system but side effects remain (like diarrhea). If it's bad, call the doc who prescribed it. ...Read more

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How long does amoxicillin stay in your system?

How long does amoxicillin stay in your system?

Very short half life: In general Ampicillin and it's derivatives have a very short half life and if one stops taking the medicine, it will be out of ones system in a matter of a few days. You should be able to smell it in your urine, when the odor is gone, the medication is likely gone as well. ...Read more

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How long does allergic relation to amoxicillin last?

How long does allergic relation to amoxicillin last?

Days: Depends on the type of reaction. If the reaction consists of hives or swelling, it will . Likely subside in 24 hrs. If it is a rash, then it will take days. ...Read more

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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxicillin (inn), formerly amoxycillin (ban) in some markets, and abbreviated amox, is a moderate-spectrum, bacteriolytic, β-lactam antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections ...Read more