Presenting Amoxicillin (Gimalxina): a juggernaut in the world of antibiotics, a shimmering beacon of hope in the battle against bacterial invasions. As a member of the penicillin family, Amoxicillin has defended humanity’s health against insidious microbial foes, flexing its therapeutic muscle with understated elegance and unrelenting power.
Amoxicillin (Gimalxina) waltzes into the bacterial battlefield, disarming the enemy by deftly disrupting their cell wall synthesis. This method of attack is strictly focused, ensuring the human body’s friendly bacteria carry on their vital functions unimpeded.
This ever-vigilant defender showcases its versatility in solving a wide array of medical mysteries, from the common suspect of strep throat to the sly infiltrators causing urinary tract infections. Its prowess doesn’t end there, with its semi-synthetic lineage allowing it to tackle more resistant forms of bacteria.
With its encapsulated promise of respite, Amoxicillin remains a cherished ally in the medical cabinet, ever-ready to protect and heal. Its power to mend rests not in boisterous displays of strength, but in a quiet, relentless pursuit of bacterial disarmament.
Do remember: Antibiotics are valuable resources that should be utilized judiciously. Each encounter with Amoxicillin is personal and must be guided by a trusted healthcare provider to ensure the best possible health outcomes.
(Note: Always consult a healthcare provider before starting any antibiotic treatment. Misuse and overuse of antibiotics can lead to antibiotic resistance.
Before Taking This Medicine
You should not use amoxicillin if you are allergic to any penicillin antibiotic, such as ampicillin, dicloxacillin, oxacillin, penicillin, or ticarcillin.
To make sure this medicine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
- kidney disease;
- mononucleosis (also called “mono”);
- diarrhea caused by taking antibiotics; or
- food or drug allergies (especially to a cephalosporin antibiotic such as Omnicef, Cefzil, Ceftin, Keflex, and others).
It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
Amoxicillin can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using a non-hormonal birth control (condom, diaphragm, cervical cap, or contraceptive sponge) to prevent pregnancy.
It may not be safe to breastfeed while using this medicine. Ask your doctor about any risk.
How Should I Take Amoxicillin?
Take amoxicillin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets.
Take amoxicillin at the same time each day.
Some forms of amoxicillin may be taken with or without food. Check your medicine label to see if you should take your mediicne with food or not.
Shake the oral suspension (liquid) before you measure a dose.
Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided, or use a medicine dose-measuring device (not a kitchen spoon). You may mix the liquid with water, milk, baby formula, fruit juice, or ginger ale. Drink all of the mixture right away. Do not save for later use.
You must chew the chewable tablet before you swallow it.
Swallow the regular tablet whole and do not crush, chew, or break it.
You will need frequent medical tests.
If you are taking amoxicillin with clarithromycin and/or lansoprazole to treat stomach ulcer, use all of your medications as directed. Read the medication guide or patient instructions provided with each medication. Do not change your doses or medication schedule without your doctor’s advice.
Use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time, even if your symptoms quickly improve. Skipping doses can increase your risk of infection that is resistant to medication. Amoxicillin will not treat a viral infection such as the flu or a common cold.
Do not share this medicine with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
This medicine can affect the results of certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using this medicine .
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
You may store liquid amoxicillin in a refrigerator but do not allow it to freeze. Throw away any liquid medicine that is not used within 14 days after it was mixed at the pharmacy.
What Happens If I Miss A Dose?
Skip the missed dose and use your next dose at the regular time. Do not use two doses at one time.
What Happens If I Overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What To Avoid
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, call your doctor before using anti-diarrhea medicine.
Amoxicillin Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to amoxicillin (hives, difficult breathing, swelling in your face or throat) or a severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat, burning eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash with blistering and peeling).
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- severe stomach pain; or
- diarrhea that is watery or bloody (even if it occurs months after your last dose).
Common amoxicillin side effects may include:
- nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What Other Drugs Will Affect Amoxicillin?
Tell your doctor about all your other medicines, especially:
- any other antibiotics;
- probenecid; or
- a blood thinner – warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven.
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with amoxicillin, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible drug interactions are listed here.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use amoxicillin only for the indication prescribed.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.