Generic Amoxil (Amoxicillin) is a medicine that is prescribed in case of bacterial infections only. The drug is categorized under the penicillin class of antibiotic drug. It can be used to treat several types of bacterial infections such as ear infection, gonorrhoea, salmonella, Escherichia coli infection and pneumonia. The medicine can be prescribed in combination with other drugs such as clarithromycin, which is another antibiotic commonly suggested to treat stomach ulcer resulted due to infection by ‘helicobacter pylori’. This combination is also sometimes used with medicines that suppress stomach acid. Though Generic Amoxil is primarily distributed against bacterial infection, doctors may prescribe it for other medical anomalies as found suitable.
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Generic Amoxil is chiefly based on Amoxicillin, which is its active ingredient. It is a semi-synthetic antibiotic with broad-spectrum bactericidal potential. This active ingredient is effective against gram-negative as well as gram-positive microorganisms. The chemical name for the medicine is 2S,5R,6R)-6-[(R)-(-)-2-amino-2-(p-hydroxyphenyl)acetamido]- 3,3 - dimethyl -7- oxo-4-thia-1-azabicyclo[3.2.0]heptane-2- carboxylic acid trihydrate. The molecular weight of the remedy is 419.45 and it is denoted as C16H19N3O5S•3H2O.
Amoxicillin works by suppressing the synthesis of pathogenic bacterial cell wall and structure. Generic Amoxil destroys bacteria from the root and gives relief from signs and symptoms of septic conditions.
It is wise and beneficial to take Generic Amoxil as suggested by the doctor. Avoid taking augmented dosage or even decreased dosage than suggested. One should also not exceed the time-period of a regimen based on amoxicillin unless instructed by the doctor.
The tablet should be consumed orally with food or even on an empty stomach; seek precise instruction from your doctor.
The dose is ought to be taken along with a glass full of water, without crushing or breaking the tablet
If you miss of skip the dose, take it as soon as your remember or ask the doctor for further dosage schedule, but do not take two doses at a single time.
Avoid ceasing use of this medicine if you find relieve from the issue. In fact, the medicine must be consumed for time suggested by your doctor in order to ensure that the infection is completely gone.
If Generic Amoxil is prescribed to you for gonorrhea, then you may also be recommended to undergo screening for syphilis and other STDs.
Complete the course of treatment with Generic Amoxil as prescribed by the doctor, so that you can achieve beneficial effects of the therapeutic agent.
If use irregularly or haphazardly, you may prone to develop antibiotic resistance.
Antibiotic resistance is a condition, in which a particular antibiotic fails to cure your bacterial infection.
Generic Amoxil is meant only for managing bacterial infections; it is not used for viral or fungal infections.
Keep this medicine in a cool, dry place and away from direct heat, sunlight and moisture.
Before using Generic Amoxil, ensure that you are not allergic to any of its content. There are reports that the medicine may lead to hypersensitivity reactions or allergic reactions also called as anaphylactic reaction, technically.
Stay away from the overdose of this medicine, if you missed any dose, do not double the next dose. If it is not too late from the time of missed schedule, try taking the regular dose or else skip and carry on with normal dosage regimen. In case of overdose, inform your doctor immediately for medical assistance.
There are risks of ‘C.difficile-associated diarrhea’ (or CDAD) occurrence, which is found to be common in case of antibacterial remedy utilization. Symptom of this complication ranges from mild to life-threatening diarrhea.
Inform your doctor about medical issues (if any) before taking Generic Amoxil, such as asthma, liver/kidney disease and chronic diarrhea.
In case of pregnancy or breast-feeding, as the doctor about the usage of this antibiotic medication
The treatment duration of Generic Amoxil often depends on the severity of the bacterial infection and susceptibility of the patient. Usually, this penicillin-based antibiotic is prescribed for 10 days. However, in serious cases, it may extend to some more days. The medical practitioner is the best person to make you understand about therapy duration.
Probable Side Effects
Nausea or vomiting
The above-mentioned symptoms are common side effects of Generic Amoxil, which often subside; if they do not, on should seek a medical help as soon as possible. People may also experience other symptoms that are not mentioned above.
Therapeutic agents like anticoagulants, oral contraceptives, vitamin or herbal supplements, other antibiotics and prescription drugs can interact with Generic Amoxil in an undesirable way. Because of this reason, people are always advised to inform about undergoing treatment before using this or any other antibiotic.
Generic Amoxil is contraindicated in patients who are known case of below-mentioned health issues –
Allergic to Amoxicillin
Hepatic (Liver) disorders
Renal (Kidney) insufficiency
Undergoing treatment with other antibiotics like cephalosporins and penicillin.