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Amoxil Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Amoxicillin is antibiotic that kills a wide variety of bacteria that may cause various type of infections. It works by interfering with the ability of bacteria to form cell walls.

Amoxil Dosage

  • For the treatment of Ear, Nose, Throat, Skin, and Urinary Tract Infections, then the usual dose is 250 milligrams every 8 hours.
  • Children weighing under 88 pounds will have their dosage determined by their weight

Uses of Amoxil

  • Amoxil is used to treat children with ear infections, pneumonia, sinusitis, and strep throat.
  • Amoxil is also used in combination with other medicines to treat patients with H. pylori infections.

Side Effects of Amoxil

Before taken Amoxil medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Amoxil. Side effects may include:

  • Agitation
  • Changes in behavior
  • Confusion
  • Diarrhea
  • Hives
  • Insomnia
  • Liver problems and jaundice
  • Nausea
  • Rash

Warnings and precautions before taking Amoxil:

  • If you have ever had asthma, hives, hay fever, or other allergies, then you should consult with your doctor before taking Amoxil.
  • You should stop taking Amoxil if you have fever, skin rash, itching, joint pain, swollen lymph nodes.
  • Before taking Amoxil, you should tell your doctor if you have ever had asthma, colitis, diabetes, or kidney or liver disease.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Amoxil with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Amoxil with the following:

  • Chloramphenicol (Chloromycetin)
  • Erythromycin (E.E.S., PCE, others)
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Probenecid
  • Tetracycline (Achromycin V, others)
Overdose

After taken Amoxil if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Amoxil overdose include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Stomach cramps
  • Vomiting


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