Lung and respiratory problems

Tonsillitis

(Swollen tonsils)

  • Also known as
  • Tonsil inflammation

About Tonsillitis

Your tonsils and adenoids are part of your lymphatic system. Your tonsils are in the back of your throat. Your adenoids are higher up, behind your nose. Both help protect you from infection by trapping germs coming in through your mouth and nose.

Sometimes your tonsils and adenoids become infected. Tonsillitis makes your tonsils sore and swollen and causes a sore throat. Enlarged adenoids can be sore, make it hard to breathe and cause ear problems.

The first treatment for infected tonsils and adenoids is antibiotics. If you have frequent infections or trouble breathing, you may need surgery. Surgery to remove the tonsils is tonsillectomy. Surgery to remove adenoids is adenoidectomy.

Symptoms of Tonsillitis
  • Sore, swollen tonsils
  • Sore throat

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All Medications for Tonsillitis

  • Ceclor
    (cefaclor)
    Prescription only

    Ceclor (cefaclor) is good for treating many bacterial infections, but be sure to take the full course without stopping so that the medicine can work.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Extended release
    • Liquid
  • Cedax
    (ceftibuten)
    Prescription only

    Cedax (ceftibuten) is good for treating many bacterial infections, but be sure to finish the full course of treatment.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Liquid
  • Ceftin
    (cefuroxime axetil)
    Prescription only

    Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil) is good for treating many bacterial infections, but be sure to take the full course without stopping so that the medication can work.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Oral suspension
    • Injection
  • Cefzil
    (cefprozil)
    Prescription only

    Cefzil (cefprozil) is good for treating many bacterial infections, but be sure to take the full course without stopping so that the medication can work.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Liquid
  • Omnicef
    (cefdinir)
    Prescription only

    Omnicef (cefdinir) is good for treating many common bacterial infections.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Liquid
  • Spectracef
    (cefditoren)
    Prescription only

    Spectracef (cefditoren) is good for treating many bacterial infections and it works best if you take the full course without stopping.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
  • Vantin
    (cefpodoxime)
    Prescription only

    Vantin (cefpodoxime) is good for treating many bacterial infections and it works best if you take the full course without stopping.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Liquid

Medication side effects for Tonsillitis

These are some of the most common side effects from clinical trials for Diarrhea.

  • Ceclor: 3%
  • Cefzil: 11%
0 of 100

At this end, no one is expected to have Diarrhea

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At this end, almost everyone is expected to have Diarrhea

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