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Description

Amoxil is a penicillin antibiotic oral tablet usually pink in color. We have the generic alternative Amoxicillin (the main active ingredient found in Amoxil) available for purchase in 250mg and 500mg.  

This medication is used to treat a number of bacterial infections. Some conditions would include tonsillitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, as well as infections found in the ear, nose, throat, skin, or urinary tract. It can also be used to treat stomach ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori infection when used in combination with clarithromycin (Biaxin, another antibiotic).

It will not do much for viral infections (such as common cold and the flu). It will only be effective for bacterial infections as amoxicillin works by stopping the growth of bacteria.

Directions

Always follow directions given to you by your doctor. Do not take more or less of a dosage than directed and do not stop taking this medication before consulting your doctor.

For best effect; take this medication around the same time every day. This will ensure you will not forget to take a dose.

Drink plenty of water when taking Amoxil; it can be taken with or without food, whichever is directed by your doctor.

Amoxil is usually taken every 8 or 12 hours, dosage is based on your condition and response to treatment.

Cautions

Tell your doctor about all medications you are currently taking including prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins, and herbal remedies.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant. Do not breastfeed while on this medication.

 

Talk to your doctor about any of the following before taking Amoxil;

  • Any drug allergies you have, especially penicillin or cephalosporin antibiotics allergies;
  • Kidney disease history;
  • Infectious mononucleosis history;
  • Any recent immunizations/vaccinations; and/or
  • Recent scheduled surgery.

Side Effects

Common side effects of Amoxil include:

  • nausea.
  • vomiting.
  • diarrhea.
  • stomach pain.
  • vaginal itching or discharge.
  • headache.
  • rash, and.
  • swollen, black, or "hairy" tongue.

 

Less common side effects include:

  • allergic reactions like itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • dizziness
  • trouble sleeping
  • seizures
  • trouble passing urine, dark urine, or a decrease in the quantity of urine
  • unusually weak or tired
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

FAQs

What is Amoxicillin?

This medication is generally used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections such as tonsillitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, and infections of the ear, nose, throat, skin, or urinary tract. When taken, it goes to work by putting a stop to the growth of the bacteria. Keep in mind that this antibiotic only works with bacterial infections; it won’t work against any viral infections such as the common cold or the flu. Amoxil comes in two different strengths which are 250mg and 500mg. If you have any questions regarding this medication or any inquiries in general, feel free to give us a call at our toll free number 1-877-385-8998.        

 

How long does Amoxicillin take to work?

Like most antibiotics, Amoxicillin will begin right after you have started taking it. However, you may not feel the full benefit of this medication for about 2 to 3 days. Nonetheless, it is important to keep taking this medication regardless of how you feel.

 

How long does Amoxicillin stay in your system?

The general half-life for this medication is 61.3 minutes. Therefore, this medication can be in your system for up to 24 hours before it is eliminated from your system.

 

What are the side effect of Amoxicillin?

Some of the more common side effects to this medication are as follows; diarrhea, stomach upset, headache, abnormal taste sense, skin rash, and vaginal yeast infection. Keep in mind that these are not all of the side effects listed for this medication, and if you are experiencing any of these be sure to inform your doctor if they persist or worsen.

 

How much is Amoxicillin?

Generally Medicare lists Amoxicillin amongst other medications on Tier 1. And anything listed as a Tier 1 medication are usually referred to as inexpensive generics. However, you can still mind a more affordable option on an online Canadian Pharmacy such as My Drug Center. We have a starting price of $44.00 for a quantity of 105 pills.

 

How often to take Amoxicillin?

Amoxicillin is taken orally and can be taken with or without food. Depending on what your doctor has prescribed, you will have to take this medication 2 to 3 times a day or every 8 to 12 hours.  Be sure to drink plenty of fluids while on this medication.

 

What is the generic name for Amoxil?

While the brand is called Amoxil, the generic is known as Amoxicillin. The drug Amoxicillin has been approved for use since 1974, and has been the active ingredient within many other brand named drugs.