AMOXICILLIN

11 Jun 2019

Generic Name : AMOXICILLIN

ABSTRACT –

Amoxicillin is an antibiotic used to treat several bacterial infections. Some infections which are treated using amoxicillin are ear infection, pneumonia, throat and skin infections. It is majorly given orally and belongs to beta – lactam antibiotics class of drugs. It is safer than penicillin.

DOSAGE –

  • Amoxicillin has to be taken as directed by the doctors.
  • Prescribed dosage:
  • Bleeding of adrenal glands

Tablet: 125mg, 250 mg, 500 mg

Oral solution: 125 mg/5ml, 200mg/5ml, 250mg/5ml, 400mg/ 5ml

SIDE EFFECTS –

  • Rashes
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Colitis

RARE SIDE EFFECTS:

  • Insomnia
  • Skin rash with intense itching
  • Anxiety

SHORT-TERM EFFECTS:

LONG-TERM EFFECTS:

  • Patients especially children can suffer from renal dysfunction.
  • Lightheadedness can be constantly felt.

DRUG INTERACTIONS –

  • Tetracyclin
  • Sarecyclin
  • Doxycyclin
  • Minocyclin
  • Eravacyclin

MILD INTERACTIONS OF AMOXICILLIN ARE:

  • Aspirin
  • Estradiol
  • Mestranol
  • Allopurinol
  • Azithromycin

PRECAUTIONS –

  • Take an allergy test.
  • Avoid stress
  • Stay hydrated and regular consultation is required
  • Do not scratch the rash.

PREGNANCY AND LACTATION WITH AMOXICILLIN:

  • There is no harm to the fetus while administering the drug.
  • Consult doctor before breastfeeding the infant as it may lead to diarrhea in some cases.

WARNINGS –

  • Use with caution in patients consuming cephalosporins.
  • Consult doctor in case of prolonged diarrhea.
  • Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

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