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Amoxicillin (Amoxil) is an inexpensive drug used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in generic and brand versions. Generic amoxicillin is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of amoxicillin is around $4.00, 75% off the average retail price of $16.62. Compare penicillin antibiotics.
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What is Amoxicillin?

Treats bacterial infections. Amoxil (amoxicillin) is a good and cheap antibiotic that comes in different forms to treat many types of bacterial infections.

Amoxicillin Quick Facts

Proper Use

Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.

You may take this medicine with or without food.

For patients using the oral liquid:

  • Shake the bottle well before each use. Measure the dose with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup. The average household teaspoon may not hold the right amount of liquid.
  • You may mix the oral liquid with a baby formula, milk, fruit juice, water, ginger ale, or another cold drink. Be sure the child drinks all of the mixture immediately.

Keep using this medicine for the full treatment time, even if you feel better after the first few doses. Your infection may not clear up if you stop using the medicine too soon.

Amoxicillin side effects

Manufacturers don’t say how common these side effects are when taking Amoxicillin for Bacterial infection
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • New infection
  • Allergic reaction
  • Liver damage
  • Crystals in the urine
  • Low blood counts

Serious Side Effects

  • Interaction with birth control
      Higher risk if:
    • Using oral birth control pills

    If you're taking Amoxil (amoxicillin) and you're also on birth control pills, the birth control won't work as well. Consider using a second form of birth control (condoms, diaphragms, etc.) while taking Amoxil (amoxicillin).

  • Severe diarrhea
      Higher risk if:
    • Taking Amoxil (amoxicillin) for a long time

    If you have an unusual diarrhea with loose or bloody stools weeks after you finish Amoxil (amoxicillin), talk to your doctor right away as this may be a sign of a serious condition.

  • Severe allergic reaction
      Higher risk if:
    • History of penicillin allergies

    If you have had an allergic reaction from taking penicillin-type antibiotics, such as trouble breathing or swelling in your face and neck, talk to your doctor and pharmacist. Your doctor will have to give you a different medicine since Amoxil (amoxicillin) could cause the same reaction.

  • New infections while taking Amoxil (amoxicillin)
      Higher risk if:
    • Weakened immune system
    • Not taking Amoxil (amoxicillin) correctly

    Sometimes new infections can happen while you're taking Amoxil (amoxicillin) to treat another infection. This can happen if your body isn't strong enough to fight infections off, or if you're not taking Amoxil (amoxicillin) correctly. If you find that you're not feeling better after you're done with Amoxil (amoxicillin), or you develop a new fever or get sicker while taking Amoxil (amoxicillin), talk to your doctor right away.

  • Rash
      Higher risk if:
    • Mononucleosis

    Amoxil (amoxicillin) can cause a skin rash that appears all over the body. It should go away within a week after you stop taking Amoxil (amoxicillin). Many patients who have infectious mononucleosis (mono) get this rash if they're taking Amoxil (amoxicillin). If you have mono, it's not recommended to take Amoxil (amoxicillin). Your doctor will look for other options.

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Amoxicillin interactions & warnings

Drug interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

Other interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

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Amoxicillin dosages

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oral dosage forms (capsules, powder for suspension, and tablets):
    • For bacterial infections:
      • Adults, teenagers, and children weighing 40 kilograms (kg) or more—250 to 500 milligrams (mg) every 8 hours, or 500 to 875 mg every 12 hours.
      • Children and infants older than 3 months of age weighing less than 40 kg—Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor. The usual dose is 20 to 40 milligrams (mg) per kilogram (kg) of body weight per day, divided and given every 8 hours, or 25 to 45 mg per kg of body weight per day, divided and given every 12 hours.
      • Infants 3 months of age and younger—Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor. The usual dose is 30 mg per kg of body weight per day, divided and given every 12 hours.
    • For treatment of gonorrhea:
      • Adults, teenagers, and children weighing 40 kilograms (kg) or more—3-grams (g) taken as a single dose.
      • Children 2 years of age and older weighing less than 40 kg—Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor. The usual dose is 50 milligrams (mg) per kilogram (kg) of body weight per day, combined with 25 mg per kg of probenecid, taken as a single dose.
      • Children younger than 2 years of age—Use is not recommended.
    • For treatment of H. pylori infection:
      • Adults—
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
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Missed dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

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