Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Amoxicillin: Informative Guide on the Perfectly Working Antibiotics

Amoxicillin is an antibiotic which kills bacteria by inhibiting the synthesis of cell wall mucopeptides (crystal lattice-like structures comprising amino acids). This weakens and destroys the bacterial cell wall.

Amoxicillin has a similar activity to ampicillin.
Amoxicillin belongs to the group of medications called penicillins.

You shouldn't use amoxicillin if you're allergic to any penicillin antibiotic, such as ampicillin, dicloxacillin, oxacillin, penicillin, or ticarcillin.

To ensure amoxicillin is secure for you, tell your Physician if you have:
·        asthma;
·        Liver or kidney disorder;
·        Mononucleosis (also known as "mono");
·        A history of nausea brought on by taking antibiotics.
·        Food or medication allergies (especially to a cephalosporin antibiotic like Omnicef, Cefzil, Ceftin, Keflex, along with many others).
·        If you're being treated for gonorrhea, your physician may also have you tested for syphilis, yet another sexually transmitted disease.
·        Amoxicillin isn't expected to harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you're pregnant or intend to become pregnant during therapy.
·        Amoxicillin can make birth control pills less effective. Consult your physician about using non hormonal birth control (condom, diaphragm with spermicide) to avoid pregnancy while taking this medication.

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