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Uses of this medication

How to use this medication

What you need to discuss with your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medication

Side effects and when to consult your health expert

Dosage and Missed Dose


General information


Brand names available: Novamox, Ranoxyl, Mokcan


Pronunciation      ----    am OKS i sil in


Uses of this medication:

Amoxicillin is a antibiotic belongs to penicillin group. Amoxicillin is used to treat bacterial infections such as ear infections, bladder infection, gonorrhea, dental abscesses, otitis media. Bronchitis.

Amoxicillin is used in combination with clarithromycin  in eradication H. Pylori infection in the treatment of stomach ulcer.


How to use this medication:

Take this medication with or without food. If it is suspension shake well before use. For measuring the medicine use measuring spoon. If it is dispersible tablet dissolve the tablet in glass stir and drink.


What you need to discuss with your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medication.

Always remember to inform your health expert if you are taking any prescription or OTC medication.

Before using this medication inform your doctor if you have kidney disease or suffering from viral infections.

If you are planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding pl. make sure you notify to your health expert. It belongs to category B for pregnancy risk.


Side effects and when to consult your health expert.

Diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting. stomach pain, dark color urine, yellowish of skin and eyes.


Dosage and Missed Dose:


For many bacterial infections it is used 250 to 500 mg every 8 hrs. For the treatment of complicated gonorrhea it is given 3 grams as a single dose with probencid 1 gram.

Use as directed by your physician, your physician prescribe depending on the severity of disease.

Use the complete course of medication as prescribed by your physician even though you feel better after one or two days of usage of medication.


Missed Dose: If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at same time to cover up the missed dose


This product should be stored at room temperature between (15-30 degrees C). Store it in a place where it won’t be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight never store in bathroom. Keep it out of reach of children. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.


General information:

Amoxicillin makes birth control pills less effective. With this medication there is chance of getting pregnant if you are using oral contraceptives.

Amoxycillin can not be used to treat viral infections such as common cold or flu.

It is imp to read manufacturing packaging instruction carefully if available and always do not hesitate to consult pharmacist or physician for any information.

Written by: Healthplus24 team
Date last Updated: July 15, 2011

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