Active Ingredients: Amoxicillin
Tell your doctor if you don't start feeling better after taking amoxicillin for 3 days.
Also tell them if, at any time, you start to feel worse. Will it give me thrush?
Some people get a fungal infection called thrush after taking a course of antibiotics like amoxicillin.
It happens because antibiotics kill the normal harmless bacteria that help to protect you against thrush.
Ask your pharmacist or doctor for advice if this happens to you. Will it affect my contraception? Amoxicillin doesn't stop contraceptive pills working, including the combined pill or emergency contraception.
Look on the pill packet to find out what to do.
Will it affect my fertility? There's no firm evidence to suggest that taking amoxicillin will reduce fertility in either men or women.
However, speak to a pharmacist or your doctor before taking it if you're trying to get pregnant. Does it stain teeth? Probenecid, Allopurinol, Sulfinpyrazone Some other antibiotics e.
Tell the doctor you are taking amoxicillin if you need to have an anaesthetic. Having urine or blood tests If you are having urine tests for diabetes sugar in the urine or blood tests for liver function let the doctor know.
Amoxicillin can affect the results of these tests. Pregnancy and breast-feeding Check with your doctor before you take this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
The maximum daily dose is 6 g given in divided doses.
The following are the usual adult dosages for preventing infection during dental procedures and other surgery: If a general anaesthetic is not used, 3 g given orally one hour before surgery and another dose six hours later if necessary If a general anaesthetic is used, 3 g given orally four hours before anaesthesia and 3 g six hours after the initial dose Children It is recommended that children be given Amoxicillin as a suspension instead of as capsules.
Children weighing more than 40 kg should be given the usual adult dosage. Children weighing less than 40 kg who are able to swallow capsules: All doses are worked out depending on the child s body weight in kilograms.
Your doctor will advise you how much medicine you should give to your baby or child.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Throw away any liquid Amoxil that is not used within 14 days after it was mixed at the pharmacy.
See also: Amoxil dosage information in more detail What happens if I miss a dose?
Skip the missed dose and use your next dose at the regular time. Do not use two doses at one time. What happens if I overdose? What should I avoid while taking Amoxil?