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Drug Guide    A   Amoxicillin

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   Amoxicillin

Amoxicillin
(oral) (tablet, Capsule, Tablet, Chewable, Liquid)


Treats infections. This medicine is a penicillin antibiotic.

ALTERNATE NAMES

Trimox, Amoxil, Amoxil Pediatric, Prevpac, DispenseQuick Amoxicillin, Moxilin, Amoxicot


 
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Avg Consumer Rating 3 out of 5
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Amoxicillin
Trimox, Amoxil, Amoxil Pediatric, Prevpac, DispenseQuick Amoxicillin, Moxilin, Amoxicot
Uses
Treats infections. This medicine is a penicillin antibiotic.

Storage
  • Store the tablets,capsules, or tablets for suspension at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Store the oral liquid in the refrigerator.
  • Do not freeze.
  • Throw away any unused medicine after 14 days. Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any leftover medicine after you have finished your treatment.
  • You will also need to throw away old medicine after the expiration date has passed.. Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.


How To Use
  • APPEARANCE: Tablet, Capsule, Chewable Tablet, Liquid, Tablet for Suspension. Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often.
  • Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to. You may take this medicine with or without food. The chewable tablet must be chewed before you swallow it.
  • You may crush the tablet and mix the medicine with a small amount of food if that makes it easier to swallow.
  • Shake the oral liquid well just before each use.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup. You may mix the oral liquid with baby formula, milk, fruit juice, water, ginger ale, or another cold drink.
  • Be sure the child drinks all of the mixture. Place the tablet for suspension in a small drinking glass, and add two teaspoons of water to the glass.
  • Do not use any other liquid.
  • Use only water.
  • Gently stir or swirl the water in the glass until the tablet is completely dissolved.
  • Drink all of this mixture right away.
  • To make sure you get all of the medicine, add some more water to the drinking glass, then drink all of this water, too.
  • Do not chew or swallow the tablet for suspension.
  • The tablet will not dissolve in your mouth. Keep using this medicine for the full treatment time, even if you feel better after the first few doses.
  • Your infection may not clear up if you stop using the medicine too soon.

Side Effects
  • Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects: Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing. Blistering, peeling, red skin rash. Dark-colored urine or pale stools. Diarrhea that may contain blood. Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, pain in your upper stomach. Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness. Yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes.

Precautions
  • You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to any type of penicillin.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can.
  • If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Drug Interactions
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Tell your doctor if you have asthma, allergies, diabetes, liver disease, or a condition called PKU (phenylketonuria).
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have kidney disease, or if you are on dialysis.
  • Tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to a cephalosporin antibiotic, such as cefaclor, cefadroxil, cephalexin, Ceftin®, or Keflex®. If you have severe diarrhea, ask your doctor before taking any medicine to stop the diarrhea. Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine.
  • This medicine may affect the results of certain medical tests. Your doctor will need to check your blood or urine at regular visits while you are using this medicine.
  • Be sure to keep all appointments.

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User Medicine Opinions for Amoxicillin
Overall:3 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: M
Age: 2
Time Taken: 2 days

Reason: My 2 year old son is taking it because he had a small infection in his throat due to a high fever. Date: 25 December 2011
Side Effects
Ive been noticing that hes been getting like a rash you can say on his body little by little, around his mouth. Is this an allergic reaction to the medicine. I myself being his mom am allergic to penicillan. Is my son allergic to this amoxicillyn?

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