Active substances: Amoxicillin
Amoxicillin is also sometimes used together with another antibiotic called clarithromycin Biaxin to treat stomach ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori infection.
This combination is sometimes used with a stomach acid reducer called lansoprazole Prevacid. There are many brands and forms of amoxicillin available and not all brands are listed on this leaflet.Child dosage ages 12-17 years Typical pounds should be dosed according to day for 10 days. Children who weigh more than 88 a meal.
Before using amoxicillin, tell your doctor if you are allergic to cephalosporins such as Omnicef, Cefzil, Ceftin, Keflex, and others.
Also tell your doctor if you have asthma, liver or kidney disease, a bleeding or blood clotting disorder, mononucleosis also called "mono", or any type of allergy.
Amoxicillin can make birth control pills less effective.
Ask your doctor about using a non-hormone method of birth control such as a condom, diaphragm, spermicide to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.
Take this medication for the full prescribed length of time.
Amoxicillin will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu. Do not share this medication with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop taking this medicine and call your doctor.
Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to. Before taking this medicine You should not use amoxicillin if you are allergic to any penicillin antibiotic, such as ampicillin, dicloxacillin, oxacillin, penicillin, or ticarcillin.
To make sure this medicine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have: kidney disease; diarrhea caused by taking antibiotics; or food or drug allergies especially to a cephalosporin antibiotic such as Omnicef, Cefzil, Ceftin, Keflex, and others.
It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby.