Amoxicillin is one of the most commonly used antibiotics. Trimox is an amoxicillin. It is an antibacterial drug that is used to treat ear, bladder, and lung infections. Trimox is also used against gonorrhea and salmonella infection. It is also used in combination with another antibiotic, Clarithromycin, for stomach ulcers.
As an antibiotic, Trimox can only treat bacterial infections. Unlike the common knowledge, this drug, which is part of the penicillin family, cannot cure flu or the common cold. Viruses cause both conditions and viral infections require another drug.
Before the use of Trimox, precautions must be taken up. First and foremost, allergies must be established. If you are allergic to amoxicillin or any similar antibiotic, tell your doctor. You will need to be given substitute drug for your condition.
Also, Trimox is not advisable to be used in patients with liver and kidney ailments, blood disorders or any other type of allergy. It is best if the patient’s medical history is laid out so the dangers of encouraging adverse effects due to specific medical conditions would be eliminated.
If you are currently using birth control pills, you will need to use a different method to avoid pregnancy. Trimox can affect the efficiency of birth control pills. Discuss some other options with the doctor to be sure. But Trimox has been found to leave unborn babies unharmed. However, it would be advisable to tell your doctor still if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant while you are under treatment. In the same way, lactating mothers must take precaution before taking Trimox. The drug may pass on to the breast milk and onto the nursing baby, which may be harmed.
Trimox may cause adverse reactions when used along with other drugs. To be safe, the doctor must have complete knowledge of the patient’s drug intake, including vitamins and herbal supplements.
Trimox is usually given in specific dosages three times daily for a period of time. It can be taken with meals and even with an empty stomach. Like any antibiotic, it is important for anyone under this treatment to finish the duration as prescribed by the doctor. The symptoms may improve earlier but the bacteria may still be alive. So patients must never stop taking Trimox unless the doctor directed so.
The use of Trimox is according to the patient’s condition and other factors. Even when someone else is experiencing the same symptoms, he cannot take the same dosage without consulting a doctor. Taking another person’s prescription is risky all around.
Trimox may cause diarrhea, breathing difficulty, and swelling. Diarrhea is common but can be severe. It may be a sign of a new infection so close monitoring must be done. Watery and bloody stools are cause for alarm. Other serious side effects that must be taken immediately to a doctor’s attention include flu-like symptoms, nausea, jaundice, and seizure among others.
Trimox has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of trimox is C16H19N3O5S
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 7-[2-amino-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-acetyl]amino-3,3-dimethyl- 6-oxo-2-thia-5-azabicyclo[3.2.0]heptane-4-carboxylic acid
• Molecular weight is 365.405 g/mol
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