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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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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 is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) used for?

What is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) used for?

Treat infections: It is an antibiotic use to treat many different types of infection. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin be used to treat syphillis or gonareah?

Can amoxicillin be used to treat syphillis or gonareah?

Not recommended tx.: The cdc recommends that gonorrha (uncomplicated) be treated w injection of Rocephin (ceftriaxone) in addition to oral Azithromycin (zithromax) or Doxycycline (vibramycin). Depending on the stage of syphilis, intramuscular of intravenous penicillin is recommended with Doxycycline as a back up for penicillin allergy. ...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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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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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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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxil is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more