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Amoxicillin is an amino-penicillin, created by adding an additional amino group to penicillin in order to combat antibiotic resistance. Like penicillin, it covers most strains of Streptococcus, while it is effective against Listeria monocytogenes and enterococcus species as well. Amoxicillin is a type of aminopenicillin –similar to penicillin–but has a wider range of action, meaning that it covers more types of bacteria.
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The antibiotic is a form of penicillin — do not take it if you are allergic to penicillins. Amoxicillin is a type of antibiotic that is made from the drug penicillin and treats infections by killing germs (bacteria) that are the cause of infection. Amoxicillin is used to treat bacterial infections in many different parts of the body.
Amoxicillin works by killing bacteria and stopping their growth in your body. Amoxicillin works by interfering with bacteria’s ability to build cell walls. Once you start treatment, amoxicillin starts working more quickly than many other antibiotics because amoxicillin is bactericidal, meaning that it kills bacteria. Amoxicillin does not work against common colds, influenza, or other viral infections.
Having other health problems can affect your use of this medicine. Your infection may not go away if you stop using amoxicillin too soon. If you stop taking amoxicillin too soon or miss doses, your infection may not completely heal, and bacteria can grow resistant to the antibiotic.
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Even if you think that your infection has gone away, continue taking antibiotics until your treatment is complete (unless a doctor tells you to stop). Keep using amoxicillin the whole treatment period, even if you feel better after your first few doses. Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk for some side effects, but using both medicines may be the best treatment for you.
Before any medical tests, tell the healthcare provider responsible that you or your child is taking amoxicillin. When taking this medicine, it is particularly important for your health care provider to know whether you are taking any of the medicines listed below. Your doctor or pharmacist will tell you how to take amoxicillin, and that information will be printed on the package label for you to remember.
Your doctor or pharmacist often can prevent or manage drug interactions by changing the way you take the medicine or through careful monitoring. To help your doctor and pharmacist provide the best care, make sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of the products you use before starting this medicine (including prescription medicines, nonprescription medicines, and herbal products). If you are scheduled for any type of immunization, be sure that the person treating you knows you are taking amoxicillin.
Taking an extra dose of amoxicillin is not likely to harm you or your baby, but talk to a pharmacist or a doctor if you are concerned. The antibiotic is not known to harm babies; however, it is still important that you tell your healthcare provider if you are expecting or breastfeeding.
If you or your child are taking amoxicillin in liquid form, it is generally made up for you by your pharmacist. The drug will come with a plastic syringe or spoon that helps you measure the correct dosage. Your dose will be different to take if you are being treated with packets of powdered amoxicillin, or if you are being treated with stomach ulcers.
Macrolides, such as Erythromycin, Clarithromycin, or Azthromycin If you are using macrolides together, your healthcare provider will probably keep the dose of amoxicillin the same. Your doctor will prescribe either a broad-spectrum antibiotic that treats a variety of bacteria, or a narrow-spectrum antibiotic that targets a particular kind of bacteria. Doctors often will try to prescribe narrow-spectrum antibiotics when they know what kind of bacteria caused an infection. Certain types of antibiotics are best suited to certain types of bacterial infections.
These bacteria usually have unique characteristics that make it difficult for antibiotics to work against them. This is usually the case after someone has been treated with antibiotics for another bacterial infection. Development means if you have a bacterial infection in the future, you might not be able to treat it with amoxicillin.
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You also might get prescribed an antibiotic to keep you from getting the infection in the first place, if you are particularly at risk for getting an infection. It is used more often for skin, respiratory, and urinary tract infections. Its use in cats and dogs for some bacterial infections, and in specific dosages, as well as its use in ferrets, birds, and reptiles, is either off-label or under-label. Amoxicillin is also used in combination with other medicines (e.g., clarithromycin, lansoprazole) for the treatment of H. pylori infections and duodenal ulcers.
Double-treatment with amoxicillin and lansoprazole is also approved by the FDA for the eradication of H. pylori infections. Amoxicillin is one of the most frequently prescribed antibiotics to treat sinus infections, also known as sinusitis. Indications Amoxicillin is one of the most frequently used antibiotics in primary care settings. FDA-approved indications Amoxicillin is indicated for treatment of infections caused by susceptible isolates of select bacteria that have no beta-lactamase enzymes (only those that are Beta-lactamase-negative) listed below.
Amoxicillin should not be used for pets who are allergic to it or other penicillins, cephalosporins, or beta-lactam antibiotics. Be sure to ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist whether you should use other methods of reliable contraception when using amoxicillin. It can cause false positive results in some urine diabetes test products (cupric acid-sulfate types).
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If you are taking the contraceptive pill at the same time as this antibiotic, your pills effectiveness may be reduced if you have a sick episode (vomiting) or diarrhea that lasts over 24 hours. Newborns and babies up to 3 months old and younger have not fully developed renal function, and they may require lower doses of amoxicillin.