Active Ingredients: Amoxicillin
What is amoxicillin?If you or your child take amoxicillin as a liquid medicine, stop taking this medicine and call your doctor.
If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, it can stain your teeth. It might help to take your amoxicillin after a meal or snack.
Signs of dehydration include peeing less than usual or having strong-smelling pee. Do not take any other medicines to treat diarrhoea without speaking to a pharmacist or doctor.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding It's usually safe to take amoxicillin during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Important For safety, tell your doctor if you're trying to get pregnant, are already pregnant or if you're breastfeeding.
Cautions with other medicines There are some medicines that don't mix well with amoxicillin. Tell your doctor if you're taking these medicines before you start taking amoxicillin: methotrexate a blood thinner called warfarin gout medicines called probenecid and allopurinol other antibiotics Mixing amoxicillin with herbal remedies and supplements There are no known problems with taking herbal remedies and supplements alongside amoxicillin.
Important For safety, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you're taking any other medicines, including herbal remedies, vitamins or supplements.
Common questions How does amoxicillin work? Amoxicillin is a similar antibiotic to penicillin. It works by killing the bacteria that cause the infection. When will I feel better?
For most infections, you should feel better within a few days. It's very important that you keep taking amoxicillin until your course is finished. Do this even if you feel better.
It will help stop the infection coming back. What if I don't get better?
Methotrexate Drugs used to treat gout which can be caused by the build up of uric acid e. Probenecid, Allopurinol, Sulfinpyrazone Some other antibiotics e.
Tell the doctor you are taking amoxicillin if you need to have an anaesthetic.
Having urine or blood tests If you are having urine tests for diabetes sugar in the urine or blood tests for liver function let the doctor know.
Amoxicillin can affect the results of these tests.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding Check with your doctor before you take this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. The maximum daily dose is 6 g given in divided doses. The following are the usual adult dosages for preventing infection during dental procedures and other surgery: If a general anaesthetic is not used, 3 g given orally one hour before surgery and another dose six hours later if necessary If a general anaesthetic is used, 3 g given orally four hours before anaesthesia and 3 g six hours after the initial dose Children It is recommended that children be given Amoxicillin as a suspension instead of as capsules.