Active Ingredients: Amoxicillin
A: According to Pharmacist's Letter, Amoxicillin suspension can be kept at room temperature for at least 10 days. Although refrigeration improves taste, it is not needed to maintain the potency or safety of the drug.Has it gone bad our 8 year old.
For more health information, visit everydayhealth. Q: I've been taking amoxicillin for a week for otitis media middle ear inflammation, but only the pain has subsided. I still can't hear out of my affected ear, is ringing and feels plugged up.
Should I ask the doctor to renew this prescription?
A: Generally, symptoms of infection improve after a few days of therapy with an antibiotic such as amoxicillin. Contact your health care provider for symptoms of otitis media middle ear inflammation that haven't yet resolved.
Meanwhile, be sure to complete the entire prescription of antibiotics unless your health care provider directs you otherwise.
Sarah Lewis, PharmD Q: How do antibiotics specifically amoxycillin affect glucose levels in a person with diabetes?
A: A review of the package insert and medical literature showed some reports of increased blood glucose levels in patients taking amoxicillin or related antibiotics.
These reports were rare and no scientific studies on this effect have been done.
It is recommended that glucose tests based on enzymatic glucose oxidase reactions such as CLINISTIX be used when patients are receiving amoxicillin or similar antibiotics.
For more information, please consult with your healthcare provider. Michelle McDermott, PharmD Q: My allergist has me on a 30 day regimen of 4 prednisone daily for 1 week, 3 the next week, 2 the next and 1 the 4 th week. At the same time, I'm to take 1 amoxicillin twice daily.
Now, in the 3 rd week, I'm feeling a lot of stomach pain and wonder if this is related? Other common side effects include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Contact your healthcare provider right away if the stomach pain is severe or accompanied by diarrhea, blood in your stool, fever, yellowing of the skin, loss of appetite, dark urine, or clay-colored stools.
Is the strength of the antibiotic degraded? Any bad effects? A: Amoxicillin should be taken as prescribed by your physician.
Amoxicillin capsules should be swallowed whole and can be taken with or without food. Multivitamins can be taken during a course of amoxicillin antibiotic therapy, but I would separate each by two hours if possible.
There are no drug interactions between amoxicillin and Centrum multivitamin, for example.