Amoxil (Amoxicillin)

Amoxil is an antibiotic medication prescribed for treating a broad range of bacterial infections in the body. Right from ear infections or salmonella infections to stomach ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori infection, the applications of Amoxil are wide.

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How it works

Amoxil belongs to the widely used penicillin group of antibiotics. These drugs work by preventing the formation of the bacterial cell wall.

Guidelines for usage

Follow the dosage instructions provided by your doctor or as mentioned in the instruction booklet/product label.

Always use only as prescribed. Never exceed the dosage.

The dosage may vary depending on the type of Amoxil (capsule, liquid,), the condition being treated and the age of the patient.

Amoxil may be used with or without food.

Doctors recommend that you swallow the whole tablet/capsules with a glass of water unless it is specified that it can be broken or chewed.

NOTE: Use only if prescribed to you and intended for your use. Do not share with others.

Missed Dose

It is common for people to forget their dosage times and miss doses.

Do not panic if you have missed a dose.

Instead, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Do not double up or take more than what the doctor has prescribed.

How & where do I store Amoxil?

The medicine label contains detailed instructions regarding safe storage of the medication. Most medicines are best stored at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Some medications may require to be refrigerated. Please check the product label.

Keep it away from the reach of children. Ensure that it is not exposed to direct sunlight or moisture.

Ask your pharmacist about safely disposing off medication that is past expiry date.

Overdose Related Information

If you accidentally consume more medication than what was prescribed, then contact an emergency healthcare center immediately.
Safety Information/ Warning Precautions

Discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider before you start using any new medication.

Ensure that you mention the following:

Any prior serious ailment, lifestyle disease or surgery
All the prescription drugs, OTC health supplements, herbal supplements that you are using currently
Your alcohol intake and whether you smoke or not
Any history of a known allergic reaction to prescription drugs or food
You are allergic to penicillin or cephalosporin antibiotics; or if you have any other allergies, kidney disease, other infections (e.g., mononucleosis).
You have asthma, liver or kidney disease, a bleeding or blood clotting disorder, mononucleosis (also called "mono")

This will allow your healthcare provider to prescribe the apt dosage of the medication for you.

To be avoided

You must avoid using Amoxil if it you are allergic to any ingredient in it or if:

You have phenylketonuria (PKU) and are required to restrict your intake of aspartame (or phenylalanine).

Possible Drug & Food Interactions

Certain prescription drugs or health supplements or even food items are known to interact with the effects of medications.

Additional Information

Amoxil is an antibiotic that is effective only in the treatment of bacterial infections. It will not be effective against viral infections like cough and cold. Antibiotic treatment must be monitored closely by doctors because prolonged treatment increases the resistance of the bacteria against Amoxil. A future bacterial infection becomes severe and difficult to treat.

Amoxil may make birth control pills less effective. Speak to your doctor about using multiple methods of birth control while using Amoxil.

Some patients experience a persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, or blood/mucus in their stool. Contact your doctor immediately if this happens.

Amoxil can interfere with the results of certain laboratory tests. If tests are prescribed for you, then we recommend that you speak to your lab technician that you are using Amoxil before you undertake the test.

Important Information for Pregnant Women

Amoxil is categorized under FDA category B.

Discuss the potential risks with your healthcare provider before using the medication.

Certain medications may be found in breast milk so speak to your child’s doctor to rule out any possibilities of risk.
Side Effects

Report the following side effects to your doctor only if they become bothersome or do not stop on their own:

Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, temporary staining of teeth.

The following side effects require immediate medical attention. So report these to your doctor immediately.

Dark urine, persistent nausea or vomiting, stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes or skin, easy bruising or bleeding, persistent sore throat or fever