Amoxicillin, Generic for Moxatag
Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic that fights bacteria by stopping its growth.
Amoxicillin is used for:
Amoxicillin is used to treat a wide variety of infections caused by bacteria such as tonsillitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, gonorrhea, and infections of the ear, nose, throat, skin, or urinary tract. This antibiotic can also be used with other medications to treat stomach/intestinal ulcers and to prevent them from returning. Amoxicillin only treats bacterial infections; it is non-effective towards viral infections.
How to use Amoxicillin:
Before using Amoxicillin, be sure to consult with your doctor and consider the risks involved with taking this medication.
Consider the following before using Amoxicillin:
You should not take Amoxicillin if you are allergic to any penicillin antibiotic, such as Ampicillin, Dicloxacillin, Oxacillin, Penicillin, or Ticarcillin. Tell your healthcare professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
Studies performed, to date, have not identified any pediatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of Amoxicillin in children. Although, safety and efficacy have not been established in children younger than 7-years-old.
There is no evidence to suggest a geriatric-specific problem that would limit the effectiveness of Amoxicillin in the elderly. However, many older patients are more likely to have age-related kidney problems, which may require increased caution and dosage adjustments for elderly Amoxicillin users.
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
Amoxicillin should only be used when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before you take amoxicillin while pregnant. Amoxicillin passes into breast milk, but studies suggest that it poses minimal risk to the infant when used during breastfeeding.
Other Medical Issues
The presence of certain medical issues may affect the use of Amoxicillin. Consult with your doctor before taking Amoxicillin if you have any of the following conditions:
- Liver or kidney disease
- Mononucleosis or “mono”
- A history of diarrhea associated with taking antibiotics
Amoxicillin can make birth control pills less effective. To prevent pregnancy while taking Amoxicillin talk to your doctor about using non-hormonal birth control.
Instructions for use:
- Use Amoxicillin as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Take Amoxicillin by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually every 8 to 12 hours.
- When taking Amoxicillin, it is recommended that you drink plenty of fluids.
- Continue to take Amoxicillin until the full prescribed amount is finished. Do not stop taking the medication even if the symptoms disappear after a few days. If you stop the medication too early, the bacteria may continue to grow resulting in the return of the infection.
- If you missed a dose take one as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. In this case wait until to take your next dose at the regular time.
- Do not take an extra dose to make up for a mixed one.
Amoxicillin Side Effects:
Side effects can exist in all medicines, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. If any of these common side effects persist or become worrisome, be sure to discuss them with your doctor.
Common Amoxicillin Side Effects
- Stomach pain
- Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
Major Side Effects
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of these side effects when taking Amoxicillin.
- Hypersensitivity reactions
- Liver damage
Prices are for prescriptions for 30 tablets of 125 and 775mg:
Amoxicillin Drug Images:
Amoxicillin 875 MG
Amoxicillin 500 MG
Amoxicillin 250 MG
Amoxicillin 775 MG
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Ciprofloxacin(generic for cipro)
Levofloxacin(generic for levaquin)
Generic drugs don’t require patents, only brand name drugs do. Moxtag’s patent exclusivity officially expires October 13, 2020.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you havekidney disease, allergies, or a condition called phenylketonuria (PKU). Tell your doctor if you are on dialysis.
Amoxicillin may cause live bacterial vaccines to not work as well. Do not have any immunizations or vaccinations while using amoxicillin, unless your doctors instructs you to.
Amoxicillin can cause diarrhea. Call your doctor if the diarrhea becomes severe, does not stop, or is bloody. Do not take any medicine to stop diarrhea until you have talked to your doctor. Diarrhea can occur two months or more after you stop taking this medicine.
Tell any doctor or dentist who treats you that you are using this amoxicillin, it may affect certain medical test results.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.
Use amoxicillin to treat only the infection your doctor has prescribed it for. Do not use this amoxicillin for any infection or condition that has not been checked by a doctor. Amoxicillin will not treat the flu or the common cold.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
If Overdose of Amoxicillin is Suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.
Proper storage of Amoxicillin:
Amoxicillin should be stored at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 to 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Amoxicillin out of the reach of children and away from pets.
The information provided by LowestMed is meant for educational purposes only and is not meant to be medical advice. Please seek medical advice before starting, changing or terminating any medical treatment. Discuss all medical related decisions with your physician, before adjusting anything related to your health care.