Amoxycillin review

Amoxycillin is a generic antibiotic that is often prescribed as Morisot, Amoxil, Biomox, Dispermox, Trimox, and Wymox. It is commonly used to treat bacterial infections in the body such as gonorrhea, skin infections, tooth infections, ear infections, tonsillitis, pneumonia, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, and other forms of bacterial infections.

Amoxycillin is not for everyone. A thorough medical history should be disclosed to your doctor prior to taking this medicament. Patients with a medical history that includes allergies to penicillin or cephalosporin, or a history of kidney disease, bowel disease, stomach disease, or intestinal disease may not be able to take Amoxycillin or may require careful monitoring while undergoing treatment, depending on the patient's condition.

The American FDA has rated Amoxycillin as a pregnancy risk category B. This medicament is not expected to cause harm to or birth defects in an unborn baby. Amoxycillin does pass through the mother's breast milk and there is a small risk to the nursing baby. Less than one half of a percent have reported yeast infections, diarrhea, or allergic reactions in nursing babies. Discuss with your doctor whether the benefits outweigh the risks prior to taking this medicament if you are pregnant or nursing, or likely to become pregnant.

There are some known side effects associated with Amoxycillin, some of which are serious. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include facial skin edema, including skin edema of the lips, mouth, tongue, or throat, hives, and difficulty breathing. Other serious side effects include unusual bleeding, easy bruising, or seizures. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of these symptoms.

Less serious side effects typically do not require emergency medical attention but should be reported to your doctor. Patients are encouraged to report all side effects to their doctor. Less serious side effects include white patches on the tongue, mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach ache, vaginal yeast infection, or a black “hairy” tongue, or a sore mouth and tongue. Less serious side effects can usually be reduced to a tolerable level simply by reducing the dosage of Amoxycillin.

Amoxycillin should be taken exactly as prescribed by the physician. If the patient misses a dosage, the dosage should be taken as soon as it is remembered. However, if it is almost time for the next scheduled dosage, the missed dosage should be skipped to avoid the potential of an overdosage. If an overdosage is suspected, the patient should seek immediate medical attention. Overdosage includes symptoms such as pain, twitching, weakness, pain in the fingers or toes, muscle spasm, loss of feeling in the fingers or toes, confusion, agitation, seizures, coma, or death. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention.

There is a risk of negative drug interaction associated with Amoxycillin. A thorough medical history should be given prior to taking this medicament. Patients also need to talk with their doctor before taking any new medicaments, including over the counter medicaments and herbal remedies. Medications with known negative drug interactions with Amoxycillin include any other antibiotic, methotrexate, probenecid, and allopurinol.

Patients should take the entire prescription as directed by the physician, even if their symptoms subside. Patients that end their treatment of Amoxycillin early run the risk of a relapse and can be more severe and more resistant to antibiotics. The chronic or overly frequent use of antibiotics can lead to the body's tolerance of the medicament, rendering it ineffective.

Amoxycillin has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of amoxycillin

• Molecular formula of amoxycillin 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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Generic name: Amoxicillin

Brand name(s): Amoxicilline, Amoxicillinum, Amoxiden, Amoxil, Amoxivet, Amoxycillin trihydrate, Amoxyl, Ampy-Penyl, Anemolin, Aspenil, Biomox, Bristamox, Cemoxin, Clamoxyl, D-Amoxicillin, Delacillin, Dispermox, Efpenix, Flemoxin, Hiconcil, Histocillin, Ibiamox, Imacillin, Lamoxy, Metafarma, Metifarma, Moxacin, Moxal, Ospamox, Pamoxicillin, Piramox, Polymox, Robamox, Sumox, Tolodina, Trimox, Unicillin, Utimox, Vetramox, Wymox, Zimox

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