Amoxicillin: A common antibiotic for uncommon problems

 

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At some point you are going to get an infection in your life. It is just about as certain that the sun is going to come up tomorrow morning. Thankfully with the advancements we have made in modern medicine, we have everything under that very sun to make you better.

Namely we have been lucky enough to come up with antibiotics, but what do antibiotics do exactly that makes them the go to doctors choice to treat infections?

Specifically, I want to get into detail today to talk to you about Amoxicillin and see if we can shed some decent light on this miracle drug.

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Bacterial infection

Amoxicillin, which goes by several different brand names as well (Amoxil, Moxatag, and Trimox) is used mainly to treat those patients who are suffering from a bacterial infection. Since Amoxicillin falls into the medical category of a penicillin type antibiotic, it’s primary use is to stop the growth of bacteria. Even though penicillin was a huge accident on the inventors part, it has since been one of the leading ways of helping to cure infections by halting bacteria growth for a long time now.

It is very important to note, however, that Amoxicillin really is only good at treating bacterial growth type infections though, so if you wind up with a different kind of viral infection instead (think the common cold here) then you will be prescribed something else.

If antibiotics are misused you are much more likely to run into complications because it will effective reduce how much it works on your body.

Amoxicillin

Aside from bacterial infections there is an exception. When combined with other drugs you can actually use amoxicillin to treat stomach or intestinal ulcers that the bacteria called Bacteria H. pylori is responsible for.

Still halting bacteria production, but a slight variant on the process, this will actually make it to where these ulcers will not reoccur.

Different forms

Well now that you know what this specific brand of antibiotic is, it is time to get down to the facts. If you are prescribed this medication you will be given a dosage to take. This can come in many different forms as either an oral solution, a capsule, a tablet, a chewable, or the extended release version that is known as Moxatag.

These come in various size doses and that is probably a decision that is better left to the professionals to tell you how much to take and for how long.

Types of infections

There are a wide array of infections that are generally treated by this medication. Please see your doctor if you need to take amoxicillin for any of the following;

  • Ear, nose and throat infections
  • Genitourinary tract infections
  • Skin and skin structure infections
  • Anthrax
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Lyme disease
  • A Chlamydial infection in pregnant women
  • In children you may see this medication prescribed if they have;
  • Ear, nose and throat infections
  • Tonsillitis or streptococcal pharyngitis
  • Acute otitis media
  • Lower respiratory tract infections
  • Community acquired pneumonia
  • Anthrax
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • and Lyme disease

Antibiotics

Man just look at that list! it is no wonder antibiotics are hailed as a miracle drug. And those are just bacterial infections, so I sit here with my jaw dropped at the amazing list it can help with. If you are prescribed Amoxicillin, then likely you will be taking it every day for as long as you are advised to.

You do not need to eat a meal before taking this either, just make sure you take it on time as often as you are advised to.

Side effects

But of course it can’t be perfect. Every medicine has side effects, and i am sure you are curious what those side effects are. After all they are supposed to be making you feel better not worse. Most commonly you may experience an acute allergic reaction the the medicine, anemia, elevated liver enzymes.

There could be some persistent superficial infections of the skin, you may experience diarrhea, headaches, nausea, vomiting, rash, or serum-sickness like reactions. Of course none of these sound quite so bad as having a bacterial infection growing inside of you. So left no other choice I would probably recommend that you list to your doctor and take the antibiotics as needed so you can get back to living your best life.

John Rogers

General Practioner at The Royal Melbourne Hospital
I am a medical professional from Melbourne. Please consult your GP before buy any medications.
John Rogers

7 thoughts on “Amoxicillin: A common antibiotic for uncommon problems

  1. Amoxicillin. Amoxicillin is often the first antibiotic prescribed for common infections like ear infections and strep throat. It is typically used in young children because it is effective against many common childhood bacterial infections and doesn’t have many severe side effects.Antibiotics begin to work right after you start taking them. However, you might not feel better for two to three days. How quickly you get better after antibiotic treatment varies. It also depends on the type of infection you’re treating.
    Uses: amoxil and treat infections found in symptoms. They can take and painkillers are insisting that it with it was in the pain medicine motrin ibuprofen or acetaminophen, taking antibiotics. … Check the generic name for allergic reaction amoxicillin children pain killers.
    Amoxicillin oral tablet is used for short-term treatment. It comes with serious risks if you don’t take it as prescribed. … This means if you get a bacterial infection in the future, you may not be able to treat it with amoxicillin. If you take too much: You could have dangerous levels of the drug in your body.
    The recommended dose of amoxicillin for a moderate chest infection in a normal healthy adult is 500mg every 8 hours (or three times a day) or 875 mg every 12 hours. Amoxicillin is a type of penicillin antibiotic that fights bacteria.
    Amoxicillin and Amoxil are prescription medications (antibiotics). To reduce the likelihood of creating bacteria resistant to the antibiotic, they are not available for general use over-the-counter (OTC).
    Amoxicillin belongs to a group of drugs called the penicillins. They originate from a form of fungi called Penicillium fungi. Penicillins are antibiotic drugs. They are used to treat infections caused by bacteria and to eliminate the bacteria.
    Amoxicillin, an antibiotic that is widely prescribed for various infections, is associated with a very low rate of drug-induced liver injury; hepatitis and cholestasis are rare complications. … The patient displayed hepatocellular and bile-duct injury, in addition to elevated levels of liver enzymes.

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  2. I have received amoxicillin for many different reasons. I broke my ankle. I had pharyngitis in my throat. 35 radiation doses and two chemo infusions for tongue cancer. I had UTI’s.

  3. Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic that fights bacteria. Amoxicillin is used to treat many different types of infection caused by bacteria, such as tonsillitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, and infections of the ear, nose, throat, skin, or urinary tract. Antibiotics begin to work right after you start taking them. However, you might not feel better for two to three days. How quickly you get better after antibiotic treatment varies. It also depends on the type of infection you’re treating…amoxil and treat infections found in symptoms. They can take and painkillers are insisting that it with it was in the pain medicine motrin ibuprofen or acetaminophen, taking antibiotics. … Check the generic name for allergic reaction amoxicillin children pain killers….Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic that fights bacteria. Amoxicillin is used to treat many different types of infection caused by bacteria, such as tonsillitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, gonorrhea, and infections of the ear, nose, throat, skin, or urinary tract….

  4. Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic that is commonly prescribed to treat bacterial infections. It is in pill form which is taken orally. The strength and dosage depends on the type and severity of the infection. It also depends on the weight of the patient, as well as the patients immunity to the antibiotic itself. Most individuals experience little to none side effects during the course of taking Amoxicillin, however there are some documented symptoms. The known and most common side effects of Amoxicillin are headaches, upset stomach, diarrhea, skin rashes and temporary abnormal sense of taste. In women there have been cases of vaginal yeast infections as well.

  5. Amoxicillin is the antibiotic I swear by, unless you’ve got a really raging infection and need something much stronger. It’s always been reliable for me. I rarely have to take antibiotics, but one of my daughters got a lot of UTI’s and ear infections as a kid and it always did the trick. No real side effects, the taste was okay in the liquid and there wasn’t too much of a fight for them to take it.

  6. I went to the doctor for a painful skin condition which was diagnosed as MRSA. The doctor asked if I had any allergies, and I responded that yes I do. I am allergic to penicillin. MRSA requires treatment with an antibiotic so instead of prescribing penicillin my doctor prescribed amoxicillin.

  7. I recently had a cat bite wound on my finger and was treated pre-emptively with Amoxicillin to be taken twice daily. Cat bites are known to contain heavy amounts of bacteria and often lead to infection, so this measure was plausible given the circumstances, the location of the wound, and my exposure in a clinic environment to many possible contaminants. Despite this, I only ended up taking the Amoxicillin for two days before discontinuing it on my own as the pills were too big for me to swallow and tasted horrible. The wound resolved on its own and neve became infected.

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