Amoxicillin

What is Amoxicillin?

A semisynthetic penicillin antibiotic with an antimicrobial spectrum similar to that of ampicillin.

Questions and answers on "Amoxicillin"

I had root canal on my tooth 9 days ago. Was feeling pain and dentist redid same root canal last 5days later. Started amoxicillin 3 days later. Still have low grade fever. Started on 1000 mg amoxicillin 2days ago and was told to take 1500 mg a day from here on till completion. What can I expect? When will amoxicillin work?

doctor1 MD

Hi

with your question as such getting fever with a root canal treatment done is not a usual issue provided all the infection and pulpal remnants were removed. Coming to the drug you are using is good enough as a routine antibiotic.I wouls suggest you to go to your dentist take an radiograph and...

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Hello, I m Leonife i am 29 years old im pregnant now on my third baby..when i found out that im pregnant coz i was 1 month delayed on my menstruation i decided to take some medicines to stop the pregnancy..i took alaxan which is pain reliever with amoxicillin but there is no effect, then my sister in law suggested me to take cortal 3 tablets with softdrinks but still it has no effect to terminate my pregnancy..no i am decided to just continue my pregnancy but i am so afraid if there is side effect on my unborn baby those medicines i have taken..does all those medicines can cause abnormalities on my unborn baby??please help me..thank you and God Bless..

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Hello,
Alaxan is contraindicated in pregnancy as it is shown to harm the fetus. Cortal cannot abort the pregnancy but it can harm the baby. Amoxicillin is comparatively less dangerous. In all, the medicines you have taken are harmful to your baby, so I suggest you to consult your doctor before...

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I suspect my wisdom tooth is infected. Would you recommend Amoxicillin to treat this? This is all I am able to get right now. I do not have insurance so I can t just go get whatever I want. What are your opinions on Amoxicillin? Thanks.

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Hi,thanks for query.Amoxycilin is a good and effective antibiotic.It has been used widely by dentist in various infections.In case of infection after proper diagnosis 5-7 days treatment is needed.Please get in touch with dentist in case of problem.Take light diet ,try to avoid injury to that...

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I am reading about a parent whose child had leg pain after taking amoxicillin and mine is the same. He had a swollen lymph-node at his well visit, was prescribed amoxicillin and after 3 doses, developed a fever and leg pain (in addition to stomach and head pain). He threw up his 4th dose and then felt much better. We gave him a 5th dose this morning and we are back to the low grade fever and limping again. Maybe he got something from the doc s office? I am just concerned about the leg pain associated with the amoxicillin even though it could be from the virus. It seems strange that it developed AFTER having taken the antibiotic .

doctor1 MD

Hello Celine,

Thanks for posting,

From your description it will seem obvious to conclude that the intake of amoxicillin is likely associated with the leg pain (plus the example that you quoted related to the other parent). Now, leg pain is not a known side effect of amoxicillin and personally I...

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My 2 1/2 year old daughter was on Amoxicillin for an ear infection. On day 8 of her taking the medication (yesterday) she developed a severe itchy red bumped rash all over her entire body from her scalp to the bottoms of her feet. I saw a pede doctor this morning who Said its not associated with the amoxicillin but probably a viral infection. Since getting home I have done a ton of research linking amoxicillin with skin rashes. What can be done for her to alleviate the pain, how long will this rash last and do you think the two are related? She hasn't had any amoxicillin today and ive thrown out the bottle. Her ear is entirely cleared up. Thank you!
Erin

doctor1 MD

Hi Dear,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern. As per your query your daughter have ear infection which seems to be due to fungal infection, wax build up, fluid accumulation, eustachian tube dysfunction and systemic disease infection. Need not to worry. I would suggest you to do warm saline...

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I'm taking amoxicillin and have developed a yeast infection which i believe is common side effect of this. I have purchased a canesten oral capsule for this but i'm unsure if i can take this now to clear up the thrush or if i need to wait until i have finished my course of amoxicillin first. i concerned that if i take the Canesten tablet now the thrush will just return as i'm still taking the amoxicillin?

doctor1 MD

Hi

You can start Caneten orally while taking Amoxicillin. The is no question of returning your yeast infection(Thursh) . Sometimes rare side effects like- Weight Decreased, Thinking Abnormal, Sensory Loss, Pyrexia, Mental Impairment, Delirium, Decreased Appetite due to drug interaction of...

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My child is 6 months old and weighs 20 pounds. My pediatrician prescribed amoxicillin and benadryl to be given at the same time. My son is also teething so the dr mentioned tylenol to help with pain. So I gave my son the dosages prescribed for all 3 but now a relative just freaked me out saying I should not have given him all 3 meds. Please advise.

doctor1 MD

hello dear
thanks for your query at HCM
you can give your child all three medicine according to necessity, there is no problem if you give three medication at a time.
amoxicillin is antibiotic that will control infection, benadryl for cold and cough, tylenol in anti inflammatory agent that will...

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Hi there my doctor said I should drink Zerodol-P(2x a day),Dexamethasone(3x a day), amoxicillin(500)(3x a day) and drexabion(2x a day) for my lower back pain until its gone . . And I'm taking these medicine for almost 9 days, my question is is it safe to take these medicine? I forgot to ask my doctor. . Sorry for my bad english its not my native language

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Hi
You are taking zerodol-P(aceclofenac 100 mg, paracetamol 500 mg), dexamethasone, amoxicillin and and drexabion( Vit B1 100 mg, vit B6 5 mg, vit B12 50 mcg) for lower back pain and you are advised to take till pain subsides.Taking zerodol-P and drexabion is alright for low back pain, but taking...

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Can I Mix Amoxicillin 500 mg ( 23 ) and Keflex ( 25 ) I just had 2 upper molars pulled and have no insurance But my Mom has these pills How long should use them??? Help

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Thanks for your query. I have gone through your query.
As far as the amoxicillin and keflex is concerned, both are antibiotics. If I am your treating doctor, following tooth removal I would have advised you to take amoxicillin 500mg thrice daily for 3days along with a pain killer like...

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Recent questions on  Amoxicillin

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I am 3 weeks post op from Laproscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy and my urine sample turned up positive for group strep b. I had strep b while pregnant also and had iv antibiotics before the births. My question is, I was given 500 mg amoxicillin taken two capsules twice a day. That s 2000 mg of amoxicillin a day. My doc is on medical leave and it was prescribed by a nurse practitioner. Not that I don t trust her, but it seems like a lot

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: I have a 1 yr old son. He had been prescribed amoxicillin 2 months back when he had fever. The fever got subsided. But now he is having occasional fever and Paracetamol suspension does not seem to work. Can I administer another course of amoxicillin (antibiotic) now, since it has been only two months since he last took a course of antibiotic?

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my child is4.5 year old premature born in 7th month and weight was around8oo gr.now he is still under weight 12kg.since nov he got fever,coughing and nosia.doctor gave him amoxil,adol and vintoline 10 days but nothing helps then they starts augmentin for 5days.after completing dose 4or 5 days later he start coughing and low fever

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hello and thanks for the help. age 17 and 145 lbs i have never had a severe illness so im the average healthy teen. sunday i notice a swelling around my neck under my chin.(most likely swollen lymph nodes. i did a little research) monday i felt a sore throat and the swelling increased by tuesday i had a very bad sore throat. sleeping was bad, woke up multiple times sweating profusely and with an UNBEARABLY sore throat. wednesday i knew i had to see a doctor. she said my glands were swollen and prescribed me with Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium tablets. they kind of helped but i was still very sore in the throat and the same swelling. today i woke up and it was just as unbearable, i got hall s cough drops and they helped a little. as the day went on i felt major throat improvement to where i could actually eat but still a swollen gland, about the same size as before. now soreness is back but it is actually bearable. I have a feeling tonight will be just as bad as the past 2, any suggestions to help? Also could i possibly have lymphoma? I did smoke cigarettes daily but i quit 2 days ago. I just want to know what i have and sorry about this whole paragraph but i really appreciate the help:)

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Can you take amoxicillin and Valtrex for shingles at the same time. I have a sinus infection and my shingles has returned. YYYY@YYYY

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For the past week I had lot of itching near my butt, after few days the skin became very thick. Currently itching has reduced, but I can feel the lumps and its painful when I sit Have attached pic.

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I have strep throat . I started amoxicillin yesterday, but it seems the swelling in my throat is worse. Is this to be expected? How soon should the medication kick in?

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