Amoxil is a broad-spectrum antibiotic from aminopenicillin group. Its mechanism of action is anti-bacterial and consists in inhibition of construction of bacteria cell walls sensitive to Amoxicillin. Cell walls serve to protect bacteria from environment and action of Amoxicillin prevents their propagation. Amoxicillin can be effective against H. influenzae, N. gonorrhoea, E. coli, Pneumococci, Streptococci, and certain strains of Staphylococci. Microorganisms producing penicillase are resistible to Amoxicillin. The medication is not active toward mycobacteria, mycoplasmas, genus Rickettsia, fungi, amoeba, plasmodium, viruses and also Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Proteus spp. (excluding P. mirabilis).
Dosage and directions
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Tell your doctor before taking this medication if you are allergic to cephalosporins (Ceclor, Ceftin, Duricef, Keflex), have had asthma, serious liver or kidney impairement, a bleeding or blood clotting disorders, mononucleosis or any type of allergic reaction in history. You may take Amoxillin with or without food. The chewable tablet should be chewed before you swallow it. Swallow Amoxillin capsules whole with a glass of water.
This medication diminishes effect of certain contraception drugs. Continue to take this drug even if you feel fine as life circle of bacteria has certain peculiarities. If you stopped to take the drug having not completed the course of treatment it may result in their further propagation and producing of strains resistant to this medication. Do not give this drug to the sick who have similar symptoms as their illness maybe provoked by other type of microorganisms. Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, inform your doctor if you have it. If you breastfeed and take Amoxicillin, the medication may excrete in milk and cause diarrhea in your baby. Warn your doctor if you suffer from asthma.
Allergy to Amoxicillin or to any other penicillin antibiotic.
Possible side effect
Besides allergy (hives, swelling, rash) possible reaction to Amoxicillin may be diarrhea, dizziness, heartburn, insomnia, nausea, itching, vomiting, confusion, abdominal pain, easy bruising.
Amoxicillin is not known to decrease effect of birth control pills, increases absorption of digoxin, increases toxicity of metotrexat. Excretion of Amoxicillin by kidneys is slowed by aspirin.
Never take a double dose of this medication. If it is almost time of the next dose just skip the missed portion and continue to take the medicine according to the schedule.
Symptoms of Amoxicillin overdose may be vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, disorders of water and electrolytes balance. Contact your doctor for help.
Store at room temperature between 59 and 86F (15-30C) away from light and moisture.
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