The amoxicillin is a broad spectrum antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections such as pneumonia, sinusitis, urinary tract infection or gonorrhea.Amoxicillin can be purchased from pharmacies under the name Amoxil or Hiconcil in the form of capsules, tablets, oral suspension.
Indications for Amoxicillin
Amoxicillin is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by bacteria such as pneumonia, bronchitis, tonsillitis, sinusitis, urinary tract infection, gonorrhea, Otis, bacterial endocarditis, skin and soft tissue infection, Chlamydia infection in pregnant women, and Lyme disease.
How to use Amoxicillin
The use of Amoxicillin should be used after doctor recommendation and adjusted for each patient, according to the age and problem to be treated.
Adult and Elderly
- Generally, the recommended dose is 250 mg given 3 times a day every 8 hours. If necessary and according to medical indication, this dose may be increased to 500 mg given 3 times a day every 8 hours.
Children up to 10 years of age
- Generally, the recommended dose is 125 mg given 3 times a day every 8 hours. If necessary and according to medical indication, this dose may be increased to 250 mg administered 3 times a day every 8 hours.
Side effects of Amoxicillin
Side effects of Amoxicillin include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, urticaria and itching of the skin, fever, chills, throat inflammation or mouth ulcers, purple spots on the skin, which appear more easily, anemia, tiredness, headache, lack yellowing of the skin and eyes, seizures, dizziness, candidiasis, inflammation of the colon, changes in color of the tongue, loss of appetite, problems with urination, possibly with pain and presence of blood or crystals in the urine.
What should I know Before Using It?
Before using Amoxicillin 500 mg, you should talk to your doctor.Amoxicillin should be avoided if infectious mononucleosis is suspected.During treatment with Amoxicillin 500 mg, if you experience symptoms of allergic reaction such as redness, itching, swelling and hives on the skin, you should consult your doctor as soon as possible.
Contraindications of Amoxicillin
Amoxicillin is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to the components of the formula or to penicillin. However, this medication should not be used during pregnancy and breast-feeding without medical advice.In addition, before starting treatment with Amoxicillin it is important to inform the doctor if the patient has had an allergic reaction to any antibiotic.