GlaxoSmithKline | Amoxil (Medication)
Amoxil/amoxicillin belongs to a class of antibiotics called penicillins. It works by fighting bacteria in your body. Amoxil is used to treat many different types of infections such as ear infections, bladder infections, pneumonia, gonorrhea, and E. coli or salmonella infection.
Amoxil is a prescription only medicine. Is taken by mouth, with or without food, as directed by your health provider. Do not increase your dose without your doctor approval. Alcohol is forbidden. ...
Side effects can vary from mild to serious from person to person. Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain; vaginal itching or discharge; headache; swollen, black, or hairy tongue; or thrush can occur. If any of these persist or worsen, tell your doctor.
More serious side effects, that need immediately medical help include:a severe allergic reaction - hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat; fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash; nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice; watery or bloody diarrhea; fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms; easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness; urinating less than usual or not at all; agitation, confusion, unusual thoughts or behavior; or seizure. ...
Before using Amoxil, tell your doctor if you are allergic to amoxicillin, to other antibiotics, or if you have any other allergies. Inform your doctor if you use other medicine and also your medical history, if you have or ever have had any of the following conditions:asthma; liver disease; kidney disease; mononucleosis; a history of diarrhea caused by taking antibiotics; or a bleeding or blood clotting disorder.
Discuss with your doctor about any risks while using Amoxil during pregnancy or breastfeeding. This antibiotic can make birth control pills less effective, therefore take extra precautions. ...