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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 two 500mg amoxicillin for the first dose?

Can I take two 500mg amoxicillin for the first dose?

GiveAHootDon'tPollut: What for? More is not necessarily better. But, then again, in specific cases it's given that way (e.g. before some dental procedures). Probably won't hurt, but it would be nice to know what's on your or your doctor's mind (if anything...). No sense in taking it that way if you don't need to. That would just lead to a higher chance of side effects, bacterial resistance and environmental pollution. ...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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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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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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If someone were to take 6 500mg of amoxicillin at once, what would happen?

Large dose: That's quite a large dose of amoxicillin - although not really harmful. You might have some GI symptoms - nausea or cramps. The good thing, however, is the medication is not very toxic AND it has a very short half-life which means it would wash out of your system quite quickly. It is important to know more about the CIRCUMSTANCES of this incident -so I hope you would talk to a doctor right away. ...Read more

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The amoxicillin bottle expired 1.13.13 can I still take it its 500mg thank u!

The amoxicillin bottle expired 1.13.13 can I still take it its 500mg thank u!

Yes: If it is pills. Pills stay potent for awhile (6 months to several years) after their expiration dates. One that expired in january 2013 is still good. ...Read more

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Is it normal for amoxicillin 500mg to make me sweat a lot?

Is it normal for amoxicillin 500mg to make me sweat a lot?

Likely unrelated: It is likely unrelated. Based on your brief story, it is likely that you just recover from having a fever that you sweat a lot. Amoxicillin is used to treat infection. By treating your infection, your fever improves and you sweat to cool your body temperature down. The medication itself does not cause you to sweat. ...Read more

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My 11 year old son is 96 lbs. Is 500mg the right dose for amoxicillin?

My 11 year old son is 96 lbs. Is 500mg the right dose for amoxicillin?

Right dose: 500 mg dosage is dependent upon how frequent the amoxicillin is being taken and reason for taking the amoxicillin. ...Read more

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Can I drink while taking amoxicillin 500mg/125 acid? Last one was 7 hours ago

Yes but shouldn't: Amox/clav does not have any significant interactions with alcohol. However, alcohol weakens your immune system, so drinking while infected usually means it takes longer to get better. ...Read more

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I was to take 1 Amoxicillin 500MG 4 my toothache every 6hrs, misread & took 1cap every 1hr, already took 4 within 4hrs, what should I do?

Nothing immediately: Amoxicillin is a fairly safe medicine. I do not think it can cause you any harm. It can occasionally cause diarrhea but that is self limiting, if at all. So be careful from here on and resume taking medicine tomorrow, unless your tooth problem is resolved ...Read more

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I missed a dose of amoxicillin 500mg I was supposed to take it at 2:00pm & took it at 4:30pm do I continue my regular dose at 10pm or change it?

Doesn't matter: For most antibiotics, dosing frequency usually doesn't matter very much. The important thing is to take all doses every 24 hours. With amoxicilin 4x daily, anywhere from 4 to 10 hours is OK between doses. A good schedule usually is bedtime, when you wake up, and space the other two doses more or less equally during the day. (Unless your doctor advises otherwise.) ...Read more

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Take amoxicillin 500mg 3times a day. I usually take at 9am 3 pm and 9pm. I missed 9pm dose, woke up at 3.30am and took. Continue normal sched. Dosage?

Take amoxicillin 500mg 3times a day. I usually take at 9am 3 pm and 9pm. I missed 9pm dose, woke up at 3.30am and took. Continue normal sched. Dosage?

Yes: Yes. Generally if you miss a dose, you take it as soon as you remember unless it’s almost time to take your next dose, then you would skip the missed dose. ...Read more

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I got amoxicillin from walgreens but I finished it and got amoxicillin from a different pharmacy is that ok there both 500mg just the pills look diff?

Amoxicillin: The same type of pills can be made by different companies - for example different companies make amoxicillin and they have the same active ingredient but may have slightly different components such as fillers, etc, ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin go bad?

Does amoxicillin go bad?

Yes: All drugs eventually go bad. All drugs have an expiration date on the bottle. The drug is not necessarily inactive after this expiration date but has only been tested by the manufacturer to be active for that length of time. ...Read more

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What is amoxicillin used for?

An antibiotic: It is an antibiotic that is in the penicillin family and effective against a certain class of infections. ...Read more

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How are amoxicillin capsules?

Amoxicillin: Is a penicillin type antibiotic which can be affective in the treatment of bladder & ear infections, Pneumonia and some STD's. ...Read more

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Generic brand for amoxicillin?

Generic brand for amoxicillin?

Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is the generic name. Amoxil (amoxicillin) is the brand name. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin have a taste?

Yes: Yes, but it depends upon which brand is being used. Usually not bad one, with 'bubble gum' flavor being common in my area. ...Read more

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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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How long will amoxicillin work?

Need more info: I'm not sure if you mean "how long do the pills stay potent? " or "how long after you take them will they still cure something? " antibiotic pills can remain potent for a couple of years after their expiration date. Amoxicillin stays in the bloodstream at effective levels for less than a day after the last dose. It is a short acting antibiotic, and is usually dosed 2-3 times a day for that reason. ...Read more

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Can children use Amoxil (amoxicillin)?

Can children use Amoxil (amoxicillin)?

Amoxil (amoxicillin): Amoxil (amoxicillin) and similar antibiotics are frequently used in children and safe when appropriately dosed according to weight. Those with penicillin allergy should avoid this medication. ...Read more

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Can levaqin be taken with/amoxicillin?

Can levaqin be taken with/amoxicillin?

Yes: Levaquin (levofloxacin) and Amoxicillin can be taken at the same time if indicated by the type of infection and the bacteria involved. ...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