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AMOXICILLIN 500MG CAPSULE

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Composition for AMOXICILLIN 500MG CAPSULE

Amoxicillin(500 mg)

food interaction for AMOXICILLIN 500MG CAPSULE

alcohol interaction for AMOXICILLIN 500MG CAPSULE

pregnancy interaction for AMOXICILLIN 500MG CAPSULE

lactation interaction for AMOXICILLIN 500MG CAPSULE

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Amoxicillin 500mg capsule at a fixed time.
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Amoxicillin 500mg capsule.
SAFE
Amoxicillin 500mg capsule is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Amoxicillin 500mg capsule is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for AMOXICILLIN 500MG CAPSULE

Amoxicillin(500 mg)

Uses

Amoxicillin 500mg capsule is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Amoxicillin 500mg capsule is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.

Common side effects

Nausea, Allergic reaction, Diarrhoea, Headache, Rash, Stomach pain, Vaginal itching, Vaginal discharge, Vomiting

SUBSTITUTES for AMOXICILLIN 500MG CAPSULE

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Expert advice for AMOXICILLIN 500MG CAPSULE

  • Do not take this drug if you are allergic to amoxicillin or penicillin.
  • Take the medicine with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • You may have loose stools while taking this drug. It gets better after finishing the course, If it worsens consult your doctor.
  • Amoxicillin can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using a non-hormone method of birth control (such as a condom, diaphragm, spermicide) to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine. 
  • Space the doses evenly during the day, at least 4 hours apart.
  • Keep taking amoxicillin until the treatment is finished, even if you feel better.
  • Do not take amoxicillin for more than 2 weeks or two doses in 1 hour.
  • Tell your doctor that you are taking amoxicillin before you go through urine or blood tests for liver function test.
  • Consult your doctor before taking amoxicillin if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

Frequently asked questions for AMOXICILLIN 500MG CAPSULE

Amoxicillin

Q.Does amoxicillin act against anaerobic bacteria?
Amoxicillin is active against aerobic as well as anaerobic bacterial infections

Q.Does amoxicillin cause yeast infections?
Amoxicillin is a broad spectrum antibiotic and hence with prolonged use may also kill helpful bacteria in the body that keep the body’s yeast population in check, thereby causing yeast infections

Q.Can I take amoxicillin for sore throat, cold, cough, flu, food poisoning, pseudomonas infection or virus infections?
Amoxicillin is only effective against bacterial infections not viruses. Food poisoning (due to Salmonella), pseudomonas infections, as well as sore throat, cold and cough caused due to bacteria can be treated with amoxicillin

Q.Does amoxicillin cause constipation, drowsiness or headache?
No. Amoxicillin does not cause constipation, drowsiness or headache. However, consult your doctor if you experience such side effects

Q.How long does novamoxin take to work?
Anywhere between one to seven days but it depends on the type of infection and its severity

Q.Is novamoxin gluten free?
Novamoxin, which contains amoxicillin, is gluten free.

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Content on this page was last updated on 30 October, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)