What is Amoxil?
Amoxil is an antibacterial product from the group of penicillin. It stops a growth of bacteria on any stage. The antibiotic may be used during the first symptoms of an infection, as well as during longtime chronic infectious processes.
It has Amoxicillin that provides a bactericidal effect. This is a stable antibiotic which is effective during most infectious diseases. It easily penetrates into most tissues and organs and shows its antibacterial activity by destructing cellular walls of bacteria.
If you were prescribed Amoxil, it is necessary to take laboratory blood test and make sure that an infectious process is not caused by beta-lactamase. These bacterial enzymes destruct active ingredients of Amoxil, so that it loses its therapeutic activity.
The antibiotic is excreted by mainly kidneys and has a low toxicity.
Who should take Amoxil?
Amoxil is prescribed during the first signs of the development of an infectious disease. This antibiotic has a broad pharmacological activity, and therefore it may be used during infections of:
- Respiratory tracts and lungs
- Abdominal cavity organs
- Urinary tracts
- Bile passages
- Reproductive system
- Skin, soft tissues, bones
How to take Amoxil?
The use of Amoxil may be started before getting the results of the laboratory tests of the blood. But if there is an opportunity to take the tests quickly, it will be better. This way, your doctor may find out if the use of the antibiotic is effective.
Amoxil is prescribed orally. The pills are used within 7-14 days strictly following the recommendations of a doctor or instructions for the use. To treat infections in adults, Amoxil is used in the dose of 500-750 mg 2 times per day. The interval between the use of the pills should be at least 8 hours.
Children under 10 years old should take a lower dose because the active ingredient Amoxicillin is slowly excreted. Children are recommended to take 250 mg of Amoxil 2-3 times per day. But in case of individual recommendations, a daily dose may be higher for children.
Forexample, a daily dose of Amoxil for adults may be up to 3 g, and 1,5 g – for children in case of the relapsing chronic infectious diseases.
What are side effects?
One of the advantages of Amoxil antibiotic is its good tolerance. Therefore, it is often used in pediatrics. But even Amoxil has many potential side effects that may appear during the overdose, incorrect use of the pills, high sensitivity to Amoxicillin, and others. Children and aged people are exposed to the side effects, and therefore they are prescribed a low dose.
A list of the most commons side effects of Amoxil are:
- Allergic dermatitis
- Digestion tract disorder
- Candidiasis of the mucous membranes
- Dizziness, spasms, headache, sleepiness
- Amoxil may be used during pregnancy only if your doctor allowed it
- The use of the antibiotic during breast-feeding may cause high sensitivity of a child to allergens and a development of the allergic reaction
- Amoxil is not prescribed children under 1 year old