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Amoxicillin belongs to a group of antibiotics called penicillins. It works by interfering with the ability of bacteria to produce cell walls. The cell wall of the bacteria protects cells from entering the xenogenic substances inside the cells and stop the content of bacteria cell from leaking away. Amoxicillin inhibits the production of transpeptidase(enzyme that is important in biosynthesis of peptidoglycan). Peptidoglycan is essential component of the bacteria that substantiates the cells walls.
Amoxicillin is effective against aerobic Gram-positive bacteria: Staphylococcus spp, Streptococcus spp and aerobic Gram-negative bacteria: Clostridium tetani, Clostridium welchii, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Neisseria meningitidis, Bacillus anthracis, Listeria monocytogenes, Helicobacter pylori, Klebsiella spp.. Amoxicilin is less effective against: Enterococcus faecalis, Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Salmonella typhi, Shigella sonnei, Vibrio cholerae.
Bacteria that produce b-lactamase are resistant to the preparation.
Amoxicillin is used to treat infectious diseases caused by susceptible to amoxicillin microorganisms:
Upper respiratory system infection (nasal passages, sinuses or throat : sinusitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, tonsillitis)
Bacterial infection of the respiratory system (chronic and acute bronchitis, pneumonia)
Bacterial infections of the abdomen (peritonitis)
Urinary tract or kidneys infections (pyelonephritis)
Middle ear infections
Skin and soft tissue diseases caused by bacteria (boils, abscesses, cellulitis, impetigo)
infections of the women genitals following childbirth or abortion
Gonorrhea(sexually transmitted diseases)
Blood infections (septicemia or blood poisoning)
Paratyphoid and typhoid fever
Peptic ulcers (in combination with other medicines) caused by Helicobacter pylori
Gastrointestinal infections(enterocolitis, enteric fever, cholangitis, cholecystitis)
Contraindications and Cautions:
You should not take Amoxicillin if any of the following conditions apply to you:Bronchial asthma, hay feverInfections mononucleosisLiver failureLymphoid leukemiaDigestive system disorders in anamnesis(especially colitis caused by taking antibiotics)Breastfeeding(Lactation)CytomegalovirusHypersensitivity to amoxicilin and B-lactam antibioticsPregnancyBreastfeeding(Lactation)
Talk with your health care provider prior to taking Amoxicillin online in:
Bleedings of a different origin
Warning! You should take Amoxicillin as prescribed by your doctor. It is important to finish the course of treatment till the end. Even if you feel better do not stop taking Amoxicillin.
There are possible side-effects associated with this medicine that can affect individuals in different ways. If a side effect is stated here, that does not necessarily mean the fact that all people using Amoxicillin will experience it or any other.Allergic reactions: hives, erythema, Quinke's edema, rhinitis, conjunctivitis, fever, pain of the joints.CNS: nervousness, insomnia, mood changes, peripheric neuropathy, depression, headache, dizziness, seizures.Digestive system: taste changes, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, liver dysfunction, enterocolitis, dysbacteriosis.Hematopoietic system: hypogranulocytosis, leukopenia, trompocytopenia, anemia.Urinary tract: nephritis.Other: shortness of breathing, increased heart rate, vaginal candidosis, super infection, stomatitis, glossitis.
The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the drug's manufacturer. For more information about any other possible risks associated with Amoxycillin, please read the information provided with Amoxicillin or consult your doctor or pharmacist.
It is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist what medicines you are already taking, including those bought without a prescription and herbal medicines, before you start treatment with Amoxicillin. Similarly, check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any new medication while taking this one, to ensure that the combination is safe.
Allopurinol may increase the risk of skin rash when is used in conjunction with Amoxicillin
Aminoglycosides enhance the antibacterial properties of Amoxicilin
Methotrexate: Amoxicillin may increase the exposure to methotrexate during concurrent therapy
Oral contraceptives: Penicillin antibiotics reduce the efficacy of oral birth control pills
Probenecid, disulfiram may increase blood levels of penicillins (amoxicilin)
Amoxicillin increases the effects of blood thinners
DO NOT SHARE Amoxicillin with others. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS PRODUCT, as well as syringes and needles, if needed during treatment, out of the reach of children. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials.