WHAT AMOXICILLIN IS AND WHAT IT USED FOR
Amoxicillin is one of a group of antibiotic medicines called
Amoxicillin works by interfering with the bacteria that cause the
Can treat a wide range of infections including those of the
Chest (bronchitis or pneumonia) tonsils (tonsillitis) skin.
Ears (otitis media ) sinuses (sinusitis) gums (abscesses)
Kidney teeth heart (endocarditis)
Blood (septicaemia) bone.
The female reproductive system including infections caused by
difficulties during childbirth (puerperal sepsis and septic
Typhoid and paratyphoid (fevers caused by a group of bacteria
Do not take this medicine if any of the following applies to you or
You have ever had a bad reaction or allergy to any penicillin-type
You have ever had a skin rash or swelling of the face or neck or
shortness of breath when taking any antibiotic
You are allergic to any of the ingredients contained in this
Take special care with your medicine
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine
You suffer from kidney disease or kidney problems, as you may
require a lower dose than normal
You have glandular fever
You are not passing water regularly
You have an intolerance to some sugars as this medicine contains
Taking other medicines
HOW TO TAKING
Follow all direction given to you by your doctor or pharmacist.
Their directions may differ from the information contained in this
leaflet. Your doctor may advise you to take your medicine in a
different way, so you should always follow your doctors advice
about when and how to take your medicine and always read the label,
your pharmacist may be able to help if you are not sure.
Try to take this medicine as part of the daily routine, for example
at mealtimes. You may give amoxicillin before, with of after food,
unless the label advises a special time.
Adults (including the elderly)
The total dally dose should not exceed 6g in total, given in
The usual dose for most infections is 5ml of 250mg/5ml to be taken
3 times a day.
For more serious infections the dose may be doubled to 10ml of
250mg/5ml 3 times a day
The following doses may be given in the following conditions:
Severe or recurrent chest infections: 3g twice dally
Simple urinary tract infections: two 3g doses 10 to 12 hours
between doses (short course)
Dental abscesses: two 3g doses given orally with 8 hours between
Children weighing more than 40kg should be given the usual adult
Children under 40kg:
The total daily dose should not exceed 3g in total, given in
All doses are worked out depending on the childs body weight in
kilograms. Your doctor will advise you how much medicine you should
give to your baby or child. The usual dose is 40mg to 90mg for each
kilogram of body weight a day, given in two or three divided doses.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
As with all medicines, some people may experience side effects with
If you or your child experience any of the following events STOP
taking your medicine and tell your doctor or go to your nearest
Hypersensitivity symptoms may include swollen face, mouth, lips,
throat or tongue, reddening of the skin, breathing problems, joint
pain and fever. If these symptoms occur, STOP taking amoxicillin
right away and tell your doctor,
Severe diarrhea possibly with bleeding
HOW TO STORE
Do not use your medicine after the expiry date shown on the label.
The expiry date to be followed is that included by the pharmacist
after the medicine is made up for you.
Store in original package, keep the bottle tightly closed.
Dry powder: store in a dry place below 25℃
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.