What is amoxicillin?

 

Amoxicillin is an antibiotic. Its action is aimed at the destruction of bacteria that cause infections. Amoxicillin is an antibiotic of the penicillin group. The antibiotic is available in various dosage forms. Follow dosage instructions carefully.

Possible side effects

– diarrhea;
– nausea and vomiting;
– headache;
– pain in the abdomen;
– Symptoms of an allergic reaction may occur.

These side effects are not observed in all patients who are prescribed amoxicillin.

 

Recommendations

 

Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.

When taking the drug, it is important to consume plenty of fluids. Drink the recommended amount of fluid. Amoxicillin may interfere with some laboratory tests, especially in patients with high blood sugar (diabetes). Learn how to properly use urine glucose test strips and interpret the results.

Amoxicillin may increase or decrease the effectiveness of other medicines. The course of taking the drug must be completed completely.

 

Taking amoxicillin

 

It should be taken daily at the same time.
Long-acting tablets: must be swallowed whole. It is not allowed to break, grind or chew them before taking. The extended-release tablets should be taken within 1 hour after a meal.

Amoxicillin in other dosage forms can be taken with or without food. If the drug causes stomach upset, it must be taken with food.

You should take the dose of the drug as soon as possible if you missed it. Do not do this only if there is little time left until the next appointment.

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