Active Ingredients: Amoxicillin
Amoxil amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic that fights bacteria.
Amoxil is used to treat many different types of infection caused by bacteria, such as tonsillitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, and infections of the ear, nose, throat, skin, or urinary tract. Amoxil is also sometimes used together with another antibiotic called clarithromycin Biaxin to treat stomach ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori infection.
This combination is sometimes used with a stomach acid reducer called lansoprazole Prevacid.
Before using Amoxil, tell your doctor if you are allergic to cephalosporins such as Omnicef, Cefzil, Ceftin, Keflex, and others.
Also tell your doctor if you have asthma, liver or kidney disease, a bleeding or blood clotting disorder, mononucleosis also called "mono", or any type of allergy.
Amoxicillin can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using a non-hormone method of birth control such as a condom, diaphragm, spermicide to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.
Take this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Amoxicillin will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu. Do not share this medication with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea.
If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop taking Amoxil and call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to. Before taking this medicine You should not use Amoxil if you are allergic to any penicillin antibiotic, such as ampicillin, dicloxacillin, oxacillin, penicillin, or ticarcillin.
To make sure Amoxil is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have: kidney disease; diarrhea caused by taking antibiotics; or food or drug allergies especially to a cephalosporin antibiotic such as Omnicef, Cefzil, Ceftin, Keflex, and others.
If you start to itch or get a rash, STOP taking amoxicillin and tell your doctor immediately.
Common side effects of amoxicillin i. You can get treatment for thrush from your doctor or pharmacist. Tooth discolouration.
The colour usually returns to normal with brushing. Tell your doctor that you are taking amoxicillin if you are having blood tests. Crystalluria, forming of crystals in the urine If you notice any side effects not mentioned in this leaflet, please inform your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children. If your doctor tells you to stop your treatment, return any left over to the pharmacist.
Only keep it if your doctor tells you to.