Amoxil Overview About Amoxicillin
Amoxil is a Penicillin antibiotic used to stop infection and kill bacteria. It is often combined with other prescription medicines (such as Prevacid and Biaxin) in order to treat a wider variety of health conditions. In combination with these drugs, Amoxil is prescribed for the treatment of duodenal ulcers caused by H. pylori bacteria (ulcers near the exit from the stomach; located in the wall of the small intestine).
Generic versions of Amoxil (Amoxicillin) are also available for purchase. This means that one of the most popular prescription drugs on the market is now one of the cheapest to buy! Children say generic versions of Amoxil taste like bubble-gum and the brand-name versions taste even better. Brand names of Amoxicillin include Amoxil, DisperMox, Trimox, Wymox and more.
Now, let's jump ahead a bit to a walk-through of the Amoxil prescription. The first step, which is very important, is done beforehand. Prior to starting your prescription doses, you must let your doctor know if you have (or you have had) intestinal problems, colitis, viral infection, diabetes, leukemia , phenylketonuria, eczema, mononucleosis, other chronic illness, asthma, kidney disease, or any unusual or allergic reaction to amoxicillin, other penicillins, cephalosporin antibiotics, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives. You should also tell your prescribing physician if you are currently pregnant or breast feeding. Having one, or more, of the conditions listed above may change your doctor's mind about prescribing you with this drug.
But once you are prescribed, there are a few things you should be watching for in order to stay as safe as possible. First, you should always be sitting or standing in an upright position when taking a dose; and swallow it with an 8 ounce glass of water. If you are taking chewable tablets, do not swallow them whole. Your doses may be taken with food, but it is not required. You should always complete the full amount of your prescription, even if you think your condition is better. If you feel you should stop taking Amoxil sooner than instructed, ask your doctor for instruction on a safe way to do this. Do not stop your medication without asking permission.
Another thing you should know is what to do in the case of a missed dose. If you miss a dose of Amoxil, you should take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, only take that dose. DO NOT take double or extra doses. Make sure you wait at least 6 to 8 hours between every dose.
The last bit of helpful information you should know is how to store your medicine. Amoxil should always be stored at room temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Be sure to throw away all expired or unused Amoxil. Most importantly, store Amoxil safely and keep it out of the reach of children; in a small, tightly sealed childproof container.
Looking for an all-around, great medicine? Amoxil is known for having a pleasant bubble-gum taste, its reliable effectiveness in almost every patient, and above all, it is not expensive! Now tell me, what more could you ask for in a medicine?