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Amoxil

(Amoxicillin)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic available
  • Pill
  • Chewable tablet
  • Liquid
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Treats bacterial infections.

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Amoxil (Amoxicillin) is a good and cheap antibiotic to treat many types of bacterial infections. However, many bacteria are resistant to this medication.

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Upsides

  • Available in generic.
  • Available in different forms: tablet, capsule, and suspension.
  • Used to treat many types of bacterial infections.
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Downsides

  • Suspension must be stored in the fridge.
  • Can make birth control pills and live vaccines less effective.
  • Many bacteria have developed resistance to this antibiotic.
  • Can cause diarrhea.

What to expect when you take Amoxil (Amoxicillin) for Infection

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Side effect rates for Amoxil (Amoxicillin)

302 From clinical trials of Amoxicillin / Tonsillitis and/or pharyngitis (12 and older) (775 mg)
  • Any side effect
  • Vulvovaginal mycotic infection
  • Diarrhea

Risks and Warnings for Amoxil (Amoxicillin)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Long antibiotic treatment period

    Taking antibiotics, like Amoxil (Amoxicillin) can increase your chance of getting certain fungal or bacterial infections that causes diarrhea and can be contagious. If you develop an unusual diarrhea with loose or bloody stools weeks after you finish the medication, talk to your doctor since this can be a rare but serious side effect.

Common concerns from people taking Amoxil (Amoxicillin)

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Food
  • Take with food to decrease upsetting your stomach (nausea, vomiting).
Pain
  • I wish I would have read about this before, Got a rash, fever of 103 and I felt pain in my bones. I almost went to the hospital after 3 or 4 days of use. After use 6m ago, I am having issues w/ amoxicillin which has never happened before. 😕