Active substances: Amoxicillin
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 Amoxil and call your doctor.
Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to. Before taking this medicine You should not use Amoxil if you are allergic to any penicillin antibiotic, such as ampicillin, dicloxacillin, oxacillin, penicillin, or ticarcillin.
To make sure Amoxil 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.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Ask your doctor about using a non-hormonal birth control condom, diaphragm, cervical cap, or contraceptive sponge to prevent pregnancy.
Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose you have missed. If you take more of your medicine than you should If you take more capsules than you should, tell your doctor immediately or go to the nearest hospital.
You should take this leaflet and any capsules you still have to show the doctor.
Severe cases of nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea can be treated with rehydration therapy, by drinking fluids containing sodium, water and sugar to prevent dehydration.
Do not stop taking it just because you feel better.
You should make sure you have several more drinks of water each day unless told otherwise by your doctor. If you are still unwell after taking all the medicine, go and see your doctor.
If these symptoms occur, STOP taking amoxicillin right away and tell your doctor. Serious allergic reaction Around 1 in 15 people have an allergic reaction to amoxicillin.
In most cases, the allergic reaction is mild and can take the form of: a raised, itchy skin rash coughing Mild allergic reactions can usually be successfully treated by taking antihistamines.
In rare cases, amoxicillin can cause a serious allergic reaction anaphylaxis. These are not all the side effects of amoxicillin.