What is Amoxil?
Amoxil falls under penicillin group of drugs that is used to treat different types of infections caused by bacteria in the body. The infections by bacteria are very common are generally invade the human body in the form of era and pneumonia, bladder infections, gonorrhea and E. coli. This medicine is used to treat all kinds of infections caused by bacteria and many times used with other medicines as well. For example, it is taken with Biaxin to treat Helicobacter pylori infection.
How does Amoxil work?
This anti biotic does not kill bacteria. However, it works by preventing the spread of the bacteria to happen. It stops the bacteria from multiplying in the system and this is how it waives away the infection. Amoxil works towards bacteria like Pneumococci, N. gonorrhea, Streptococci, H. influenza, different types of Staphylococci.
How does Amoxil be used?
Amoxil should be taken only after the complete prescription by the doctor. This anti biotic treatment should be used with utmost care and with complete precautions. Before starting the treatment there should be complete medical assistance. A lot of considerations are to be made regarding other medications and diseases before taking Amoxil. This Penicilin drug cannot be taken if there the patient has allergies towards cephalosporins such as Cefzil, Keflex, Ceftin and others. Also doctor should be consulted before taking this medication if the patient ahs any form of asthma, a bleeding or blood clotting disorder, liver or kidney disorder or any other type of allergies.
What are the side effects?
There might be serious consequences if the doses are not taken in the proper order. It might be taken with or without food and should be taken for the full prescribed length of time even if the patient begins to feel better before using it. The dosages or medication schedule should not change without the doctor’s instruction. Antibiotics often end up causing diarrhea which is again a new infection. Other than this, there are several side effects including peeling and red skin rash, white patches or sores inside mouth and lips; rashes and itching, pain in the joints, blistering; yellowing of the eyes, dark colored urine, fever and weakness.