Amoxil (Amoxicillin) is prescription medication used to treat different types of bacterial infections including bronchitis, gonorrhea, pneumonia, and infections of the ears, nose, throat, skin, or urinary tract. Amoxicillin belongs to a class of medications called penicillin antibiotics. It works by fighting the growth of bacteria in your body. Amoxil is also sometimes used in combination with other medications to treat stomach ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori infection (H. pylori). It will not work for colds, flu, and other viral infections. Take Amoxil exactly prescribed.
We currently have the generic Amoxicillin comes from Canada (also called Novamoxin) manufactured by Teva and India (also known as Novamox) manufactured by Cipla. Amoxil is available in one strength of 500 mg capsules. Brand Amoxil is not available now.
The most common side effects of Amoxil include:
• Black, swollen, or “hairy” tongue;
• Stomach pain;
• Vaginal itching or discharge;
If you suffer any serious side effects as below, please notify your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
• Easy bruising;
• Muscle weakness;
• Unusual bleeding;
• Yellow or pale skin or severe skin reactions;
Do not take Amoxil if you are allergic to Amoxicillin or penicillin or cephalosporin or any other medications. Tell your doctor about all the medical conditions you have had before, especially if you have:
• Any food or drug allergies;
• Diarrhea caused by taking antibiotics;
• Hay fever;
• Kidney or liver disease;
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking including prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines including herbal supplements. This may cause serious side effects. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.