Active substances: Amoxicillin
Serious side effects are rare and happen in less than 1 in 1,000 people. Call a doctor straight away if you get: diarrhoea possibly with stomach cramps that contains blood or mucus.
Cautions with other medicines There are some medicines that don't mix well with amoxicillin.
Tell your doctor if you're taking these medicines before you start taking amoxicillin: methotrexate a blood thinner called warfarin gout medicines called probenecid and allopurinol other antibiotics Mixing amoxicillin with herbal remedies and supplements There are no known problems with taking herbal remedies and supplements alongside amoxicillin.
Important For safety, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you're taking any other medicines, including herbal remedies, vitamins or supplements. Common questions How does amoxicillin work? Amoxicillin is a similar antibiotic to penicillin.
It works by killing the bacteria that cause the infection. When will I feel better? For most infections, you should feel better within a few days.
It's very important that you keep taking amoxicillin until your course is finished. Do this even if you feel better.
This can cause your body to process drugs more slowly. As a result, more of a drug stays in your body for a longer time.
This raises your risk of side effects. This can help keep levels of this drug from building up too much in your body. Dosage for urinary tract infections Adult dosage ages 18—64 years Typical dosage is 500 mg every 12 hours, or 250 mg every 8 hours.
Dosage for skin infections Adult dosage ages 18—64 years Typical dosage is 500 mg every 12 hours, or 250 mg every 8 hours. The dosage listed here is meant for children who weigh less than 88 pounds 40 kg.
Dosage for lower respiratory tract infections Adult dosage ages 18—64 years Typical dosage is 875 mg every 12 hours, or 500 mg every 8 hours. This is meant for children who weigh less than 88 pounds 40 kg.
Dosage for gonorrhea Adult dosage ages 18—64 years Typical dosage is 3 g as a single dose.
Child dosage ages 0—23 months This medication should not be used in children younger than 2 years of age for treatment of gonorrhea. Dosage for stomach and intestinal ulcers Adult dosage ages 18—64 years Typical dosage for triple therapy: 1 g amoxicillin with 500 mg clarithromycin and 30 mg of lansoprazole, all given twice per day for 14 days.