is a generic antibiotic that is often prescribed as Morisot, Amoxil
, Dispermox, Trimox
, and Wymox
. It is commonly used to treat bacterial infections
in the body such as gonorrhoea, skin infections, tooth
infections, ear infections
, inflammatory illness of the lung
, urinary tract infections
, and other forms of bacterial infections.
Trihydrate is not for everyone. A thorough medical history should be disclosed to your doctor prior to taking this medication. Patients with a medical history that includes allergies
or cephalosporin, or a history of kidney
disease, bowel disease, stomach
disease, or intestinal disease may not be able to take Amoxycillin Trihydrate or may require careful monitoring while undergoing treatment, depending on the patient's condition.
The American FDA has rated Amoxycillin Trihydrate as a pregnancy risk category B. This medication is not expected to cause harm to or birth defects in an unborn baby. Amoxycillin Trihydrate 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 medication if you are pregnant or nursing, or likely to become pregnant.
There are some known side effects associated with Amoxycillin Trihydrate, some of which are serious. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include facial skin edema, including skin edema of the lips
, 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. Less serious side effects include white patches on the tongue, mild wamble, emesis, diarrhea, abdominal pain, vaginal yeast infection, a black “hairy” tongue, or a sore mouth and tongue. Most of the side effects can usually be reduced to a tolerable level, simply by reducing the dosage of Amoxycillin Trihydrate.
Amoxycillin Trihydrate should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, the dose should be taken as soon as it is remembered. However, if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, the missed dose should be skipped to avoid the potential of an overdose. Overdose 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 or think you might be experiencing any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention.
There is a risk of negative drug interaction associated with Amoxycillin Trihydrate. A thorough medical history should be given to your doctor prior to taking this medication. Patients also need to consult with their doctor before taking any new medications, including over the counter medications and herbal remedies. Medications with known negative drug interactions with Amoxycillin Trihydrate include other antibiotics, 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 Trihydrate 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 medication, rendering it ineffective.
Amoxycillin trihydrate has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of amoxycillin trihydrate 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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