Amoxicillin: Side Effects, Uses, Interaction and Precautions

Amoxicillin: Side Effects, Uses, Interaction and Precautions

What is Amoxicillin?


Amoxicillin is an antibiotic medicine used to treat bacterial infections including skin infections, strep throat, middle ear infection, pneumonia, and urinary tract infections (UTIs). It is taken by mouth.

Amoxicillin was first discovered in 1958 and came into the medical use in 1972. It is available as a generic medicine. It comes under the brand names — Amoxil, Trimox and Moxatag.

Amoxicillin Uses :


This medicine is used in the treatment of a number of infections; including (1) (2)

  • Skin infections
  • Acute otitis media
  • Streptococcal pharyngitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Lyme disease
  • Salmonella infections
  • Chlamydia infections

How to Use?


Use Amoxicillin exactly as directed by your doctor. Follow all the instructions described on your prescription label. Do not take it in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

You can take Amoxicillin with or without meal.

Amoxicillin Side Effects :


Common Amoxicillin side effects may include (1) (3)

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Rashes

Tell your doctor or health care provider if you have any of these symptoms (1) (3) (4)

  • Dark urine
  • Yellowing skin or eyes
  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • Persistent nausea or vomiting
  • Stomach or abdominal pain
  • Persistent sore throat or fever
  • Yeast infection (oral and vaginal fungal infection)

Interactions :


Some drugs may interact with this medicine. Tell your doctor about the medication you are currently taking. Do not stop, start or change the dose of any medicine without your doctor’s approval. Tell your doctor if you are using any other medications; such as (5) (4)

Precautions


Before taking Amoxicillin, tell your doctor or health care provider if you are allergic to it or if you have a history of any other allergies.

Before using this medicine, tell your doctor about your medical history; especially of (4) (3) (6)

  • Kidney disease
  • Food or drug allergies
  • A certain type of viral infection (infectious mononucleosis)

It is not clear whether Amoxicillin will harm an unborn baby. Ask your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant. (1)

It is not known if this medicine passes into the breast milk. Ask your doctor if you’re breast—feeding.

What Happens If Missed a Dose?


Skip the missed dose and take the next dose at the regular time. Do not take two doses at the same time.

What Happens If I Take an Overdose?


In case of overdose, take emergency medical help or call at 1—80—222—1222.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS :

Q. What is Amoxicillin 500 used for?

Amoxicillin is used to treat bacterial infections including skin infections, strep throat, middle ear infection, pneumonia, and urinary tract infections (UTIs)

Q. Is it safe to take Amoxicillin and Ibuprofen together?

Yes. It is safe to take Amoxicillin and Ibuprofen together. No interactions were found between Amoxicillin and Ibuprofen.

Q. Does Amoxicillin make you sleepy?

No. Amoxicillin doesn’t make you sleepy.

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