Amoxil product description
Amoxil is an antibiotic of the penicillin group with a wide spectrum of antibacterial and bactericidal action. The antibacterial drug Amoxil is effective in treating various types of infectious diseases, including bacterial infections of:
- genitourinary tract
- upper respiratory tract
- lower respiratory tract
- skin and skin structure
Due to its high efficiency and safety, Amoxil is recommended for treatment of ear, throat, nose infections, acute and chronic bronchitis, bronchopneumonia, pyelonephritis, cystitis, and urethritis in pediatric patients aged 3 months and older.
A single dose of Amoxil for infants and children is 25 mg per kilogram of body weight. Amoxil should be dosed according to the adult recommendations for children, weighing 40 kg and more.
Standard adult Amoxil dose is 250mg, three times a day. The total daily dose of Amoxil may be increased to 1750mg for an intensive antibiotic therapy.
The patients, going through the antibacterial therapy, should follow the established dosing regimen of Amoxil without changing it anyhow. What should the patient do, if he or she forgot to take a dose of the antibiotic?
- To take the missed Amoxil dose, as soon as remembers about it.
- To skip the missed Amoxil dose, if the time to take the next dose is soon to come
Amoxil dose is recommended to be taken at the same time.
Patients should comply with the recommended duration of Amoxil use to reduce the risk of antimicrobial resistance and maintain the effectiveness of antimicrobial therapy. Clinical studies have shown that Amoxil has no teratogenic effect, however, a thorough analysis of potential benefits and potential risks, associated with antibiotic therapy, should be carried out before initiating treatment with the antibiotic during pregnancy.
The antibiotic Amoxil should be protected from moisture and stored at temperature not lower than 25°C.
Amoxil safety information
Amoxil should be used with caution in patients with mononucleosis, because the antibiotic may cause an erythematous skin rash. Probenecid, coadministered with Amoxil, may increase antibiotic concentration in blood and bile, since Probenecid suppresses the elimination of the drug through the kidneys.
Combined use of Amoxil with allopurinol may lead to allergic skin reactions. Joint use of Amoxil with other antibiotics changes the intestinal flora, which further reduces the effectiveness of combined oral contraceptives. Concurrent Amoxil use with anticoagulants may require the anticoagulants adjustment to maintain the desired level of anticoagulation.
Information about penicillin antibiotic Amoxil is presented for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for consulting a practicing Infectious Diseases specialist. The online pharmacy reserves the right to add, modify, change, or remove all or a part of information about Amoxil, and is not liable for the use or misinterpretation of published materials on the antibacterial agent Amoxil.
Amoxil side effects
Amoxil unwanted effects are similar to the side effects of other antibiotics from the penicillin group. Amoxil cancellation due to serious unwanted effects has been recorded in rare cases. The type and severity of unwanted effects depend on the used Amoxil dose and peculiarities of the antibiotic therapy. The risk of unwanted effects increases, when Amoxil is used in high doses and in combination with other drugs.
- Approximately 1% of patients may experience gastrointestinal disorders or skin rash, when using Amoxil for bacterial infection monotherapy.
- Approximately 5-8% of patients may have diarrhea, headache, taste perversion, when Amoxil is introduced into the combined antibiotic therapy.