Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic that is used to treat many different types of infection caused by bacteria, such as tonsillitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, and infections of the ear, nose, throat, skin, or urinary tract.
管家婆精选四消期期准Amoxicillin is also sometimes used together with another antibiotic called clarithromycin (Biaxin) to treat stomach ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori infection. This combination is sometimes used with a stomach acid reducer called lansoprazole (Prevacid).
Amoxicillin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What is amoxicillin used for?
- Bacterial Endocarditis Prophylaxis
- Helicobacter pylori Infection
- Lyme Disease -- Arthritis
- Lyme Disease -- Carditis
- Lyme Disease -- Erythema Chronicum Migrans
- Otitis Media
- Skin or Soft Tissue Infection
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Skin and Structure Infection
- Chlamydia Infection
- Lyme Disease
- Tuberculosis - Urinary Tract
- Infection - Bacterial/Fungal/Protozoal/Viral
- Inhalation Bacillus anthracis
- Cutaneous Bacillus anthracis
- Anthrax Prophylaxis
What is the most important information I should know about amoxicillin?
管家婆精选四消期期准You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to any penicillin antibiotic, such as ampicillin, dicloxacillin, oxacillin, penicillin, or ticarcillin.
管家婆精选四消期期准Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- kidney disease;
- mononucleosis (also called "mono");
- diarrhea caused by taking antibiotics; or
- food or drug allergies (especially to a cephalosporin antibiotic such as Omnicef, Cefzil, Ceftin, Keflex, and others).
管家婆精选四消期期准It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
Amoxicillin can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using a non-hormonal birth control (condom, diaphragm, cervical cap, or contraceptive sponge) to prevent pregnancy.
管家婆精选四消期期准It may not be safe to breastfeed while using this medicine. Ask your doctor about any risk.
What are the side effects of amoxicillin?
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction (hives, difficult breathing, swelling in your face or throat) or a severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat, burning eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash with blistering and peeling).
管家婆精选四消期期准Call your doctor at once if you have:
- severe stomach pain; or
- diarrhea that is watery or bloody (even if it occurs months after your last dose).
管家婆精选四消期期准Common side effects may include:
- nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; or
管家婆精选四消期期准This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
Can I take amoxicillin if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
管家婆精选四消期期准Amoxicillin can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using a non-hormonal birth control (condom, diaphragm, cervical cap, or contraceptive sponge) to prevent pregnancy.
It may not be safe to breastfeed while using this medicine. Ask your doctor about any risk.
What drugs and food should I avoid while taking amoxicillin?
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, call your doctor before using anti-diarrhea medicine.
Dosage Guidelines & Tips
How to take amoxicillin?
Use amoxicillin管家婆精选四消期期准 exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.
管家婆精选四消期期准Take this medicine at the same time each day.
Some forms of amoxicillin may be taken with or without food. Check your medicine label to see if you should take your amoxicillin with food or not.
Shake the oral suspension (liquid) before you measure a dose.
Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided, or use a medicine dose-measuring device (not a kitchen spoon). You may mix the liquid with water, milk, baby formula, fruit juice, or ginger ale. Drink all of the mixture right away. Do not save for later use.
You must chew the chewable tablet管家婆精选四消期期准 before you swallow it.
Swallow the regular tablet whole and do not crush, chew, or break it.
管家婆精选四消期期准You will need frequent medical tests.
If you are taking amoxicillin with clarithromycin and/or lansoprazole to treat stomach ulcer, use all of your medications as directed. Read the medication guide or patient instructions provided with each medication. Do not change your doses or medication schedule without your doctor's advice.
Use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time, even if your symptoms quickly improve. Skipping doses can increase your risk of infection that is resistant to medication. Amoxicillin will not treat a viral infection such as the flu or a common cold.
Do not share this medicine with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
This medicine can affect the results of certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using amoxicillin.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
You may store liquid amoxicillin in a refrigerator but do not allow it to freeze. Throw away any liquid amoxicillin that is not used within 14 days after it was mixed at the pharmacy.
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