When an infection develops in the body – the primary means of combating germs and viruses are antibiotic media. However, it is not easy to choose the most appropriate drug to cope with the pathogen. In such cases, the surest solution is the use of generic antibiotics, such Amoxil. The instruction for use gives detailed information on the composition, indications and dosages of this tool.
At the pharmacy you can buy Amoxil tablets of 250, 500 or 625 mg of active substance – amoxicillin trihydrate. In addition, this antibiotic is produced in powder, vial containing 1.2 g of the drug. Excipients in the tablets are: calcium stearate, corn starch, and polyvinylpyrrolidone.
What does this means
Amoxil is an antibiotic belonging to aminopenicillin. It’s not the new antibacterial drug, however, is reliable and has a wide spectrum of action. This antibiotic works well with staphylococci, streptococci, enterococci, helicobacteria, gonococci and meningococci, shigella and salmonella, clostridia and many other pathogens. But the antibiotic is inactive in regard to fungi, mycoplasma, amoebae and mycobacteria. It is unable to cope with the microbes that produce penicillinase.
Indications for use
We list a number of infections, which are successfully treated by Amoxil:
infectious diseases of the urinary system and kidneys;
infectious diseases of the digestive system and hepatobiliary system;
infectious diseases of the skin and tissues;
infections of the respiratory organs;
infectious pathology of the skeletal system or joints.
In addition, this drug helps to cope with infections that occur after surgery, it cures helicobacter pylori infection, chronic gastritis and even ulcer lesions of the stomach.
Analogues of the drug
The analogues of this tool include: Amoxicillin, Amoxiclav, Flemoxin Soljutab and Bactoclav.
The dosage regimen
The intravenous antibiotic is injected by stream or drop infusion. The therapeutic dose is 1000/200 mg every 8 hours. In the case of the operation the same dose is administered before the intervention and then the same amount of Amoxil every 6 hours. The kids up to 3 months take the drug based on the formula 25/5 mg/kg of body weight every 12 hours, and the dosage for children of the age from 3 months to 12 years is calculated by a similar formula, but the drug is taken every 8 hours.
Amoxil tablets are taken orally take with or without food. Pills are also taken in 8 hours. The dosage is the following:
Kids of the age of 1-2 years are prescribed 30 mg/kg/day;
kids of the age of 2-5 years are given 125 mg of the drug per 1 reception;
children of the age 5-10 years take 250 mg per 1 reception;
adolescents over 10 years (body weight over 40 kg) are recommended to take 250-500 mg of Amoxil for 1 admission.
adults take 250-500 mg of the drug per 1 reception, and in severe cases, 1 g of medication.
Before taking you should be familiar with contraindications of Amoxil. The instruction notes the following states:
mononucleosis infectious nature;
hypersensitivity to cephalosporins and penicillins;
pathology of the nervous system;
feeding an baby with breast;
the age of the child up to 1 year.
Reception reporting means may be accompanied by side effects such as diarrhea and vomiting, fever and joint pain, stomatitis, dizziness, and epigastric pain. The violation of hematopoiesis, cramps and some symptoms of allergies appear less frequently.