Amoxil (Amoxillin) is an antibiotic of penicillins class for treating infections of the middle ear, tonsils, throat, larynx (laryngitis), bronchi (bronchitis), lungs (pneumonia), urinary tract, skin and gonorrhea.
Your doctor will tell you the correct dosage. Your individual dose is chosen depending on your individual health conditions and type of infection. Usually it is prescribed to take 250 mg every 8 hours, 500 mg every 8 hours, 500 mg every 12 hours or 875 mg every 12 hours.
To treat gonorrhea 3g is given as one dose.
The dose for children older than 3 month but less than 40 kg weight is 12.5 mg per every kilogram of child’s weight every 12 hours (overall dose is 25mg per every kilogram in 24 hours divided in two doses) or 20 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 8 hours, 40 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 8 hours or 45 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 12 hours. The individual dose is chosen depending on child’s individual health conditions and severity of infection.
If you missed a dose of Amoxil, take it as soon as possible, but do not take it if it is too late and time for the next dose. Follow your schedule.
Store Amoxil capsules at temperature below 20 degrees C and tablets or chewable tablets below 25 degrees C.
Amoxil Safety information
Do not take Amoxil if:
- You are allergic to antibiotics of penicillin class
- You are pregnant
- You are breastfeeding
Do not give Amoxil to other people, if it was not prescribed to them. Keep Amoxil in dry place, away from children’s reach.
Amoxil Side efects
Amoxil can cause such side effects as:
- temporary staining of the teeth
If you experience this side effects do not use anti-diarrhea products or narcotic pain medications, because these symptoms may become worse.
If these or allegic or any other worsening of your condition happened seek emergency medical care.