Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Infection

Amoxil 

(amoxicillin)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Infection
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Treats bacterial infections.

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Our bottom line

Amoxil (amoxicillin) is a good and cheap antibiotic that comes in different forms to treat many types of bacterial infections.

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Best available price for 30 (500mg) capsules of amoxicillin

Upsides

  • First choice medicine to treat many bacterial infections.
  • Available in generic.
  • Available in different forms: tablet, capsule, and liquid. The liquid comes in many different flavors to make it taste better for people who don't like pills.
  • Side effects are generally not too bad compared to other antibiotics.
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Downsides

  • While Amoxil (amoxicillin) can be used to treat different bacterial infections, many don't respond to it.
  • Can cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
  • Except for the extended-release form, you have to take Amoxil (amoxicillin) 2 to 3 times a day, which can be hard to remember.
  • The extended-release form can be more expensive because it's a brand name.
How it works

Amoxil (amoxicillin) is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria, and prevents them from reproducing and making their own protective covering.

What to expect when you take Amoxil (amoxicillin) for Bacterial infection

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Side effect rates for Amoxil (amoxicillin)

Risks and Warnings for Amoxil (amoxicillin)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Taking Amoxil (amoxicillin) for a long time

    If you have an unusual diarrhea with loose or bloody stools weeks after you finish Amoxil (amoxicillin), talk to your doctor right away since this can be very serious and hard to treat.

Common concerns from people taking Amoxil (amoxicillin)

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Food
  • Take with food to prevent upset stomach. If you're taking the extended-release version, take within 1 hour of finishing your meal.