General English name: Amoxicillin
Application: Infection in children and adults
Amoxicillin Medication Information
Medication Information: Amoxicillin is used for bacterial infections such as some respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, ear infections and dental abscesses. It works by killing the bacteria that cause the infection. Amoxicillin may also be prescribed to prevent infection in people at risk for infection.
Amoxicillin is sometimes used to kill Helicobacter pylori (the cause of stomach ulcers). Of course, this drug is prescribed along with other drugs for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori (stomach ulcers).
Contraindications to the use of the drug Amoxicillin
If you are allergic to penicillin, do not use amoxicillin.
Pay attention to the expiration date of the medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
Never give the medicine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
Check for drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.
Amoxicillin drug interaction
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use (especially live bacterial vaccines, methotrexate, tetracyclines) and share them with your doctor and pharmacist . Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Although most antibiotics are unlikely to affect pregnancy control, antibiotics such as rifampin and rifabutinreduce the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives such as pills, patches, or rings. Consult your doctor before using antibiotics.
Amoxicillin may interact with some laboratory materials and give false positive results, for example amoxicillin with some diabetic urine test materials (cupric sulfate-type) shows false positive results. It may also affect the results of certain laboratory tests. Tell your doctor or nurse before taking any tests that you are taking any medication
Tips to consider before taking Amoxicillin
Some medications are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to know the following before taking amoxicillin:
- If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- If you have any kidney problems.
- If you have a glandular fever.
- If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
- If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug. Be sure to tell your doctor, especially if you are allergic to penicillin.
Possible side effects of Amoxicillin
All medications can cause side effects; But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking amoxicillin. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:
Complications that occur in less than 1 in 10 people: feeling sick, diarrhea, skin rash
Important Note: Itchy rash, swollen face, swollen mouth, or difficulty breathing are signs of penicillin antibiotic sensitivity. If you experience such side effects, do not continue taking amoxicillin and talk to your doctor immediately.
How to store Amoxicillin
Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
If you have been given liquid medicine, it will be made by the pharmacy and will take 14 days. Check the expiration date of the medicine and do not take the medicine after the expiration date.