AMOXICILLIN CAP (500mg)
What is 500mg of amoxicillin used for?
Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used in the treatment of infections caused by bacteria. Some of these infections include bronchitis, pneumonia and tonsillitis. It is also used to treat infections affecting the ears, nose, throat, skin, and urinary tract.
Amoxicillin is also used alongside other medications to eliminate a type of bacteria known as H. Pylori, a bacteria that lives in the digestive tract and is responsible for ulcers in the stomach lining.
How long do you take amoxicillin 500mg for?
The recommended dose for this medication is 500mg every 8 hours. Use this medication for the period prescribed. Do not use for longer than prescribed. If your infection does not clear up after the length of time prescribed, consult your doctor.
Can I take amoxicillin on an empty stomach?
Amoxicillin can be taken with or without food.
What infections does amoxicillin treat?
Amoxicillin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. Some of these infections are ear infections, skin infections, chest infections such as pneumonia, and stomach ulcers.
Amoxicillin Side Effects
Some of the common side effects of Amoxicillin include:
- Stomach pain
- Blood in the urine
- Chest pain
Can Amoxicillin treat cough?
Amoxicillin is indicated in the treatment of bacterial infections only, that is, infections caused by bacteria. It will not treat a viral infection such as flu, common cold, and any of their symptoms.
How do I use Amoxicillin?
Use Amoxicillin as directed by your doctor or pharmacist, or follow the instructions on the medication prescription label. Use this medication about the same time everyday.
- Ask your doctor or pharmacist or see the prescription label to know if you can use your brand of Amoxicillin without eating.
- Swallow Amoxicillin tablets whole. Do not crush, chew, or break it.
- Drink plenty of water when using Amoxicillin.
- Do not skip a dose of Amoxicillin as this may cause the infection to become resistant to the medication.
- Do not stop using Amoxicillin even if your symptoms improve.
Do not share this medicine with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
Is Amoxicillin safe to use?
Amoxicillin is generally considered to be used for most people. However, do not use Amoxicillin if you are allergic to Penicillin or any related medications.
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