Amoxyl review

Amoxyl is a type of antibiotic that is used for the treatment of different forms of infections in the body, such as bladder infections, ear infections, gonorrhea, pneumonia, and salmonella. It can also be combined with clarithromycin for the treatment of stomach ulcer caused by an infection called Helicobacter pylori.

Amoxyl comes in capsules of 250 and 500 milligrams. Tablet forms are available in 500 and 875 milligrams. There are chewable tablets from 125 to 400 mg, as well as oral suspension or liquid form.

Adults may take 250 mg of amoxyl every 8 hours, or 500 mg every 8 hours depending on the form and the severity of the infection. For adults who have gonorrhea, the dose is usually 3 grams taken as a single dose. Children above 3 months are usually given 25 milligrams per day. Amoxyl may be taken on an empty stomach.

Patients should take Amoxyl for the entire duration prescribed by their physicians. Some symptoms may become better even before an infection is fully treated. Amoxyl is not for the treatment of viral infection like flu or common cold.

Amoxyl must be kept away from direct sunlight and moisture. The liquid form of Amoxyl should be kept in a refrigerator, but should not be frozen. Unused amoxyl should be thrown away after 2 weeks.

Patients should discuss with their physicians if they are allergic to penicillin antibiotics like Amoxil before using this medication. Other penicillin antibiotics that patients may be allergic to include oxacillin, dicloxacillin, carbenicillin, and ampicillin.

Patients must also warn their doctor about their allergy to other drugs like Ceftin, Ceclor, Duricef and Keflex. Those who are suffering from asthma, kidney disease, liver disease, and bleeding disorder may also be at risk when they take Amoxyl.

Amoxyl is not considered that harmful to unborn babies, but women should inform their doctors about their plans to become pregnant before taking this medication. Amoxyl can also make birth control methods particularly birth control pills less effective. Amoxyl can also be harmful for those who are breastfeeding.

Patients should take a missed dose as soon as they remember it. However, they should skip a missed dose if it is about time for the next dosage. It is not recommended that patients take extra dose in order to make up for a missed one.

Symptoms of overdose of Amoxyl may include severe skin rashes, infrequent urinating, seizure, and mood swings. Patients should seek immediate medical help if any of these signs become apparent.

Patients should seek medical attention if they experience any of these signs of allergic reaction to Amoxyl- difficulty in breathing, hives, swollen face, lips, throat, and tongue.

Some serious side effects may also become apparent like fever, headache, sore throat, stomach pain, lack of appetite, dark colored stool, dark urine, unexplained fatigue, agitation, and seizures. Patients may also experience infrequent urination, unexplained bleeding, chills, flu-like symptoms, body aches, yellowing of the eyes or skin, and nausea. These side effects however have remote possibility of happening among most users of Amoxyl.

Amoxyl has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of amoxyl

• Molecular formula of amoxyl 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
Amoxyl available : 500mg capsules, 400mg chew tabs, 200mg/5ml suspension 100ml bottle, 250mg/5ml suspension 100ml bottle, 400mg/5ml suspension 100ml bottle, 125mg/5ml suspension 150ml bottle, 250mg/5ml suspension 150ml bottle, 50mg/ml suspension 30ml bottle, 400mg/5ml suspension 50ml bottle, 400mg/5ml suspension 75ml bottle, 500mg tablets, 875mg tablets

Generic name: Amoxicillin

Brand name(s): Amoxicilline, Amoxicillinum, Amoxiden, Amoxil, Amoxivet, Amoxycillin, Amoxycillin trihydrate, 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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