Who should not take Amoxicillin?
Amoxicillin is not recommended for patients allergic to penicillin or cephalosporin antibiotics.
Capsules, pills, powder should not be used if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any allergies. If you have an allergic reaction, stop taking Amoxicillin and tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Amoxicillin should be used with caution in case of:
- Kidney problems
- A history of allergies
- Glandular fever, acute or chronic lymphoid leukemia, or cytomegalovirus (CMV)
- The antibiotic can cause a rash in people with these conditions.
How often should I take Amoxicillin and what is the right dose?
The doctor should prescribe the right dose of amoxicillin. The doctor also specifies the duration of the treatment depending on the type and severity of the infection, patient’s weight, and age and kidney function. Follow the instructions given by your doctor.
Usually, Amoxicillin is taken three times a day, but you should always follow the instructions given by your doctor. Take the pills during your waking hours. For example, adults who have been prescribed Amoxicillin three times a day may take one dose at 7 am next one at 3 pm and another at 11 pm. Children could be given the medication at 7 am, 1 pm and 7 pm. You can ask your pharmacist for more advice.
Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, it is important that you finish the prescribed course of Amoxicillin, even if you feel better or it seems that the infection has cleared up. If you discontinue the treatment too early, there is an increased risk of the infection returning and the bacteria developing resistant to the antibiotic.
How should I take Amoxicillin?
Amoxicillin may be taken in the form of pills, capsules, powder or liquid solution. Amoxicillin capsules should be swallowed with water without chewing. Amoxicillin powder should be mixed with water. Use a spoon or oral syringe sold with the drug to measure Amoxicillin power. Do not use a teaspoon or tablespoon to measure the medicine because it will not give an exact dose.
Should I take Amoxicillin with or without food?
Amoxicillin can be taken with or without food on a full or empty stomach.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Amoxicillin?
If you forget to take a dose of Amoxicillin, take it as soon as you remember. Then wait four hours before you take the next dose as usual. Always try to take the correct dose and leave at least four hours between doses. Do not take two doses together to make up for the missed dose.
This drug, I begin to take when the cold begins to be protracted. When I treated it without antibiotics, the temperature does not subside, the main symptoms also do not disappear. Cough, a strong cold run after several days, I started taking antibiotics. Reception I get after a specialist’s consultation (concurrently – my mom). I drank 4 tablets for 5 days. I tried to distribute tablets equally in time. For example, 8:00 am, 1:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 11:00 pm. This method provides the best action of the drug. Already after the first day of use the condition improves, the temperature went normal, the symptoms become weaker. I am fully recovered for about 3 days, but I already must took Amoxil for 5 days because the treatment can not be stopped in the middle of it. My verdict: excellent budgetary antibiotic, quickly helps to treat cold.
Amoxil was prescribed me more than once, because it’s actually a universal. Especially when it comes to inflammatory processes with which other medications cannot handle. It’s an antibiotic of a wide spectrum of action, the doctor prescribed me this med when I had an increased lymphonodus and when there was a purulent sinusitis too.
In all cases:
• inflammation decreased, the nose began to release from the pus, and the unpleasant smell began to go away, plus the sense of smell returned to me;
• my state of health has improved, the pains have become less disturbing,
• there was no discomfort, nausea, allergies and other side effects
However, I want to warn you – you can have diarrhea if you do not use sour-milk products to normalize the intestines. The duration of taking Amoxil was for about 5-10 days. In general, improvements are noticeable. The price is also encouraging, just about $1 per pill, and the packaging is just enough for a course of 5 days. In general, I recommend it, but ONLY according to the doctor’s prescription, no more than 10 days and then everything will be fine!