Amoxil | Amoxicillin
Medication class: penicillin antibiotic
Manufacturer: Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
Approval Date: 1974
What is amoxicillin and how does it work?
Amoxicillin is a penicillin type antibiotic that is effective against many types of bacteria. Bacteria have cell walls to protect themselves from the environment and to keep the contents of their cells together. Amoxicillin prevents bacteria from forming these walls, thus impeding them from multiplying and causing infections in the body.
What does amoxicillin treat?
It is used for treating infections caused by susceptible bacteria.
What are the interesting facts about amoxicillin?
What are the side effects of amoxicillin?
Common: Dizziness, heartburn, nausea and vomiting, itching and abdominal pain.
Serious: Allergic reactions, seizures, growth of other organisms (super infection), liver failure, and serious skin reactions.
What is the dosage of amoxicillin?
Amoxicillin is available as 125, 250, 400, 500, 775, 875 mg tablets or capsules and 125 or 250/5 ml oral solution. It usually administered for 5 to 10 days for most infections.
The general dose regimen for adults is 250-500 mg three times daily or 500-850 mg twice daily.
Gonorrhea is treated with a single dose of 3 g.
Children are treated with 20 to 45 mg/kg/day (depending on age and infection) administered in 2 or 3 divided doses every 8 or 12 hours.
Amoxicillin drug interactions
References: FDA Prescribing Information for amoxicillin.