Antibiotic Amoxil (Amoxicillin trihydrate)
An antibiotic, Amoxil is given for people having infections of the middle ear, respiratory tract, urinary tract and genital organs. The doctors may also prescribe Amoxil drugs along with other drugs for treating duodenal ulcers.
How Amoxil is taken
Amoxil medicine can be had in empty stomach as well as with food. Once Amoxil is given for your infections, you have to be very strict wth what the physician has written in the prescription. Never think of giving up Amoxil in the middle of a treatment as it can only bring back the infections. You might see that the symptoms get better in a few days wheeras the infection wont have been completely cured.
Amoxil drugs should also be not used to treat Viral infections.
What about Missed/overdose
It has aways been said that drugs will only give good reslts if it is taken at the right time and in the right dose. Well, it is common that people sometimes forget a dose. Well, no problem if a dose of Amoxil is skipped. The missed drug can be taken when you come to know about it. Well, if you are using 2 Amoxil pills a day and forgot to take one, then have the missed one and the next dose should have to be taken only after 6 hours. If three Amoxl pills are taken and a dose is missed, first take the missed one and the next one has to be taken within four hours. After this you may continue with the regular doses.
Always be cautious of the overdoses. If you experience confusion, rashes, behavior changes, less urinating and seizures, better inform the doctor.
What to talk with the Doctor
When you approach a physician for your infections, discuss about all the problems that you have. The doctor will be able to prescribe the right dose of Amoxil only if he is completely aware of all your health related problems. Inform him if you have liver problems, kidney issues, asthma, bleeding problems and blood disorders.
Aoxil may be harmful to the unborn and the newborn. So doctors will not be prescribing Amoxil if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
Amoxil is not prescribed if you are having any allergies to the ingredients of the drug or to any penicillin antibiotics.
Amoxil can also lower the efect of birth control pills. So if you are using any such pills, tell the docor in advance so that you do not get pregnant.
Once you are given Amoxil, the doctor may advice regular blood tests to be sure about the liver and kidney functions. Amoxil antibiotics are also known to cause diarrhea in some persons. Well, never treat diarrhea on your own.
Amoxil Side effects
Serious Amoxil side effects include: fever, headache, sore throat, blistering, rashes, stomach pain, nausea, fever, appetite loss, diarrhea, dark urine, body ache, unusual weakness, less urinating, confusion and seizure.
Less Amoxil side effects include vomiting, vaginal itching, vaginal discharge and headache.
Once you feel of having some uneasiness after taking Amoxil tablets, contact your doctor at once.