Active Ingredient: Amoxicillin
Always keep a current list of the drugs and supplements you take and review it with your health care providers and your pharmacist.
If possible, use one pharmacy for all your prescription medications and over-the-counter products.
This allows your pharmacist to keep a complete record of all your prescription drugs and to advise you about drug interactions and side effects. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications, particularly before taking any action.
Q: I got hives from taking amoxicillin. I still have them three weeks later, after I am off the medication.
A: Amoxil amoxicillin is an antibiotic used to stop bacterial infections, and side effects do not include hives. Many people are allergic to the medication, and if your doctor confirms an allergy, you should also let your pharmacy know, so they can put the information in their computers.
That way, if any doctor prescribed a type of penicillin, the pharmacy will be alerted to the allergy. This is not a complete list of the side effects associated with Amoxil amoxicillin.
What are the side effects? A: Amoxil amoxicillin is an antibiotic that is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. The most common side effects of amoxicillin are diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
Rarely, severe side effects can occur when taking amoxicillin such as severe allergic reactions rash, hives, itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; bloody stools; confusion; dark urine; fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; seizures; severe diarrhea; stomach pain or cramps; and unusual bruising or bleeding.
Stop taking amoxicillin immediately, and consult your physician immediately if any of these severe effects occur.
Celestamine, Piriton, and Flugone are not approved for use in the United States; therefore, I cannot provide any information about these medications.
A: No, you do not have to wait 4 hours after taking your amoxicillin before eating yogurt. Amoxicillin does not interact with dairy products like some of the other antibiotics.
Is it safe for me to take amoxicillin? A: Amoxicillin is a prescription antibiotic and is usually considered to be safe for use during pregnancy.
The FDA uses a pregnancy category system to classify the possible risks to a fetus when a specific medicine is taken during pregnancy. Pregnancy category B is given to medicines that have not been adequately studied in pregnant humans but do not appear to cause harm to the fetus in animal studies.
Amoxicillin is classified as a category B medication. A pregnancy category B medicine is given to a pregnant woman only if a health care provider believes that the benefits to the pregnant woman outweigh any possible risks to the unborn child.
For instance, if the infection, left untreated, will do more harm than good for both you and the baby, this is the safest antibiotic to choose.