Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking amoxicillin.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
Indications and Usage
Amoxicillin is used as a potent antibiotic to treat stomach or intestinal ulcers and prevents the infections to reoccur.
The dosage is based on the clinical condition and response to the treatment. It is advisable to take the medication orally and repeat the medication after 8-12 hours based upon the clinical signs and symptoms.
Driving or operating machinery should be avoided until you know how amoxicillin affects you, as it may cause an adverse reaction.
Do NOT use amoxicillin if:
- You are allergic to amoxicillin, cephalosporins, or to any other penicillin antibiotic;
- You have asthma, liver or kidney disease, a bleeding clotting disorder, or mononucleosis;
- You are taking a tetracycline antibiotic.
Use of amoxicillin during pregnancy or breastfeeding does not appear to be harmful. Consult your doctor or health care professional before taking amoxicillin.
Administration and Dosage
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed the advisable dosage. Usual dose for adults is: 500mg. Usual dose for children is: 40mg – 90mg a day depending on age and bodyweight.
Dosage is based on bodyweight for infants aged 3months or younger. The usual dose is 30 mg per kg of body weight per day, divided and given every 12 hours.
Possible interactions with amoxicillin capsules include methotrexate. Amoxicillin capsules should not be taken with alcohol. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with amoxicillin capsules.
If someone is overdosed might have symptoms of breathlessness or passing out. Other symptoms of overdose may include: diarrhea, vomiting, decrease in urine output convulsions or seizures. These symptoms have to be reported to the medical health professional and seek a medical help urgently.
No adverse reactions have been reported.