Amoxicillin 500mg is a widely prescribed antibiotic for fast and effective treatment of mild to severe infections and complications caused with susceptible types of bacteria. The drug is particularly known all over the world, though it is marketed under various brand names. In the US the drug is known as Amoxil, Moxilin, Trimox, patients in Canada may find the drug sold under brand name Novamoxin, pills of Med Amoxicillin, special kids edition Amoxil Pediatric, Zimamox.
Amoxicillin is a safe antibiotic drug of wide spectrum of effect which is prescribed to all patients without age limits. It is well tolerated and effective against many strains of bacteria. The pills or suspension are administered to treat diseases in various parts of the body as bacteria may provoke a wide range of diseases. Amoxicillin is commonly used alone or combined with other pills for treatment of bacterial diseases. A treatment decision is taken in every individual case considering the overall state of a patient.
Amoxicillin pills belong to a widely applied group of drugs known as penicillin antibiotics. The drug gets quickly absorbed into the blood and then reaches the center of infection. It penetrates the bacteria cells DNA and prevents it from replication. Thus the antibiotic stops the growth and prevents the development of bacteria. The pills will not fight against average cold, flu virus or infectious disease or complications caused by viruses as virus is an extracellular form of life. Amoxicillin does not kill viruses.
Though this medication for bacterial diseases can be bought in local drug stores only with prescription from your therapist, still you can buy Amoxicillin online over the counter. This means that you do not need a prescription and waste time for visiting of your clinic and health care provider.
Amoxicillin is widely available in various forms as pills, capsules, suspensions, powders (for kids suspension). The pills of Amoxicillin 500mg are one of the most frequently prescribed dosages. Due to numerous research and considering practical cases of Amoxicillin cure the dosage of 500mg is the most effective against frequently diagnosed bacterial diseases. It is strong enough to clear out the bacterial infection fast from the body, still it is not too high to provoke unwanted responses and side effects as well as to damage liver, kidneys and intestines.
What a patient should consider before starting Amoxicillin 500mg?
Amoxicillin is a powerful drug, that is why before making a decision to take it for curing of bacterial infection or a condition in your infected body (as various inflammations of unspecified nature) you should estimate all the risks of taking the drug against the anticipated positive effects. When you address your problem to a doctor, it is his or her task to evaluate the risks, but when you decide to buy Amoxicillin online without prescription, then you should consider the next possible risks as these are the most frequently reported side effects:
Allergic responses to cure
Patients having had allergies associated with drugs intake are more likely to perform allergic response to Amoxicillin curing. If a patient had allergic responses to some medicines in the past, then try to recollect to which ones exactly. Then make a short investigation to which groups of drugs these medicines to which you ad allergies do belong. If you suffer from any form of allergy to the group of penicilline antibiotics, then you are likely to develop severe allergy to Amoxicillin. You should also be careful if you have had previously other types of allergic responses as on foods, various preservatives, different dyes, pets and others. Allergic patients (children especially) are more likely to develop unwanted reactions to Amoxicillin.
Amoxicillin is one of the few antibiotics of wide spectrum of action which can be safely administered to children. There are numerous proving studies and researches showing that children tolerate the drug excellently and the remedy is effective for curing of bacterial diseases and inflammations in kids. However the medicine should be administered carefully. In most cases children are prescribed lower dosages than Amoxicillin 500mg.
Amoxicillin should be carefully administered to newly born kids and infants under 3 months old as their kidneys are not completely developed to cope with the impact of antibiotics. Thus an infant may experience a renal collapse. A dosage Amoxicillin for infants should be discussed with pediatrician. If you decide to give your babe Amoxicillin, then strictly keep to the dosages indicated in the instruction. Never exceed a dosage in infants. This may lead to lethal consequences. Infants under three months old usually get the lowest possible dosage. You can not give pills of 500mg to infants. There are other forms of Amoxicillin developed specifically for infants.
None of the pediatric diseases lead to inefficiency of the drug.
Warning! Amoxicillin must not be administered to children under three months old.
Amoxicillin in geriatric patients
Numerous cases of Amoxicillin administration to geriatric patients performed high efficiency in curing of bacterial disease. Excessive studies did not show any severe or significant geriatric-specific consequences after cure with Amoxicillin of 500mg dosage. None of the possible geriatric diseases can limit the efficiency of Amoxicillin pills in aged patients. However aged people commonly do have kidney dysfunctions as renal insufficiency or chronic inflammations. In case a patient has kidney dysfunctions, Amoxicillin 500mg should be administered very carefully in order to avoid bad impact on kidneys. Amoxicillin is not forbidden in geriatric patients, still the dosage should be evaluated very carefully. It is strongly recommended to address a problem to doctor. If you do not have a chance to see a doctor then strictly keep to the instruction provided with pills.
How to take Amoxicillin during pregnancy
Any antibiotic cure is forbidden during pregnancy it may severely harm an unborn baby or affect its prenatal development. In this case a baby may have inborn fatal defects. Some antibiotics can be taken only under a strict medical supervision with regular blood and urine tests. Amoxicillin belongs to a category B medicines. This means that this drug is safe for pregnant women and unborn babies. Numerous studies and experiments on animals have shown no evidences of Amoxicillin affecting badly unborn babies. Only your therapist can evaluate the risks for a baby and the goods the remedy will produce on a pregnant patient. If you are pregnant or planning pregnancy, then do not start Amoxicillin without prescription. Talk to your therapist about symptoms bothering you and which you are going to heal with this antibiotic medication. Your doctor may advice you safe alternatives.
Taking Amoxicillin during breastfeeding
Amoxicillin is administered to newborn babies, that is why a breastfeeding woman can safely take Amoxicillin cure as long as needed and in dosages which are adequate to her individual case. The antibiotic remedy does penetrate the breast milk but in insufficient dosages being able to affect the kidneys of the newborn. However doctor’s advice is necessary as mom having bacterial infection poses a great threat to a newborn baby as his or hew immune system can not yet cope with strong infectious diseases.
How Amoxicillin interacts with other drugs?
Amoxicillin is a powerful antibiotic that interacts with other drugs and perform unwanted reactions of interaction. If you want to buy Amoxicillin online without prescription, then think about drugs you are taking at the moment and compare them with the list of interactions provided in the instruction to the medication. In most cases you will have to take the interacting drugs in different intakes or with a sufficient interval (for example, of 1 hour). In other cases a change of dosage of one of the medications or of both will be required. Amoxicillin may perform potential significance with the next drugs:
If you are on the cure with one of the mentioned above drugs, please, call your therapist for the detailed instructions on how to take the medicines with 500mg Amoxicillin pills and how to change the dosage of antibiotic or both.
Other medical problems affecting the intake of Amoxicillin
Amoxicillin should be started carefully by patients with severe chronic diseases as:
- cardiovascular diseases
- kidney diseases
- liver diseases
- phenylketonuria (PKU)
These conditions and diseases do not necessarily make Amoxicillin intake impossible, but require strict medical supervision.
How to take Amoxicillin properly?
Amoxicillin is not a food supplement or a vitamin which can be taken as you wish, with or without foods, regularly or not. If you start curing of bacterial infection you will need to keep strictly to a certain schedule of intake. The antibiotic should be taken only as it is prescribed by your doctor, or, if you buy Amoxicillin online without prescription, then as it is indicated in the instructions.
Some patients try to exceed the dosage desiring to kill the bacteria causing inflammation and disease, faster. However this will not happen. Bacteria need constant antibiotic impact to be killed and properly cleared out from the body. If you will exceed the dosage, you will not recover faster, but may get your kidneys and liver severely damaged. Moreover, some bacteria may remain viable and after you will finish taking Amoxicillin, they will grow and thrive again.
Other patients try to reduce the prescribed or indicated dosage considering that the prescribed dosage of Amoxicillin 500mg may do more harm to their health, than good. This is the greatest mistake as in this case bacteria will not get enough of antibiotic impact and will grow resistant to the medicine action. Thus a patient will require a stronger and more harmful for the health cure then it was prescribed initially.
How to take Amoxicillin suspension?
A suspension should be well shaken before intake. A dosage of Amoxicillin 500mg should be precisely measured with a special medical cup, spoon or oral syringe. Do not use average household utensils for measuring a one time dosage as a teaspoon may not hold an exact one.
Liquid Amoxicillin can be mixed with fresh or packed juice, pasteurized milk, baby formula, filtered water or any other liquid for easier swallowing. Be sure to take all the mixture immediately after the preparation as the suspension and the liquid may separate and you will get an insufficient dosage of medication.
Amoxicillin must be taken for a full prescription time. Commonly infectious bacterial diseases are not treated less than 7 days and longer than 21 days. You must not withdraw medication in case you feel better. Patients report ease of symptoms after the second or third dosage. If you withdraw the medication prior, you will soon feel the symptoms being back. The disease will thrive again.
If you feel worse, then seek for emergency immediately. There are only few lethal cases associated with Amoxicillin intake. If you experience severe or even unbearable side effects which you associate with Amoxicillin as abdominal pain, frequent vomiting, unstoppable nausea, severe headache, then contact your therapist for treatment correction. Your doctor may take a decisioin to lower dosage of Amoxicillin 500mg or change the schedule of intake. For example, you will take only one pill or one dosage of 500mg of Amoxicillin in suspension once a day instead of two times.
How to find out a proper dosage of Amoxicillin?
A dosage of Amoxicillin is estimated individually considering the symptoms of every case and the overall condition of a patient. Never follow a dosage recommended by your friends or relatives. They may have been prescribed Amoxicillin for other goals.
Amoxicillin in adults and teenagers is prescribed at 250mg or 500mg for every 8 hours – this means, three times a day.
For children under 2 years old and infants the dosage is estimated individually based on their weight. An average dosage of Amoxicillin for just born kids and children varies from 20 to 40mg per every kilogram of body weight for a day.
If Amoxicillin is used to treat gonorrhea, then a single time dosage should equal 3g. For treatment of gonorrhea in children older than 3 years a dosage must not exceed 25mg of Amoxicillin per every kilogram of body mass. A day dosage should be taken at a time. Gonorrhea is a serious lethal disease. You must not treat gonorrhea in children without supervision of pediatrician.
What are the precautions of taking Amoxicillin?
You must watch the symptoms change right from the start of taking of the antibiotic, especially if you buy Amoxicillin online without prescription. If the symptoms do not improve or even get worse within few days, then you must immediately report the case to your doctor. This is an evident sign that the medicine does not work as expected or the diagnose is wrong.
If the symptoms improve, but side effects are bothersome, then you should also immediately contact your doctor. If diarrhea and vomiting appears more frequently than once in an hour, then call emergency immediately. It is a sign of anaphylaxis.