Amoxil description

Capsules, tablets, chewable tablets, and powder for oral suspension formulations of Amoxil contain the main component amoxicillin – a semisynthetic antibiotic, similar to ampicillin.

The medication is characterized by a broad spectrum of bactericidal activity against different gram-negative and gram-positive microorganisms.6

The capsules and Amoxil oral suspension dosage form are for oral administration.

Capsules contain 500mg of amoxicillin in a form of trihydrate and inert components- D&C Red No. 28, FD&C Blue No.1, FD&C Red No. 40, gelatin, magnesium stearate and titanium dioxide.

Each 5 mL of reconstructed oral suspension formulation of the drug contains 250mg or 400mg of amoxicillin as the trihydrate. Other ingredient is 0.15mEq (3.36mg) of sodium (for 250 mg) and0.19mEq (4.33 mg) of sodium (for 400 mg).

Amoxil is available in the form of drops for oral suspension for pediatric usage. Each mL of reconstituted suspension contains 50 mg of amoxicillin in the form of trihydrate and 0.03 mEq (0.69 mg) of sodium as an inert component.

Antibiotic treatment

7The size of bacteria is very small, so you cannot see them without microscope. Still these tiny creatures can spoil your life and wellbeing greatly if they enter your organism.

Our body has certain protective measures against invasions of many bacterial organisms. Still if immune system is weakened or the bacteria entering the body are very harmful and powerful, our organism can throw in the towel and get infected.

In such case the use of antibacterial medicines is in most cases indicated. These medicines are used with purpose to prevent bacteria thriving in your body and affecting it badly.

Now and then we get ill and need treatment. The question arises if we need using antibiotics or not. So, if the disease is caused by bacteria, the treatment demands applying antibacterial agents. In other cases, such viral infections or common cold, the use of antibiotics is contraindicated.

Microorganisms are living with us and can attack us when we do not expect it. Antibiotics are the agents which prevent and treat these attacks and help get rid of harmful bacteria.8

The threat of bacteria for the body is obvious. They ruin the cells and intoxicate our body. Various medications are available today for the treatment of bacterial infections.

One of such very useful and effective medicines is Amoxil. This medicine maintains the defense mechanisms of our body and strengthens the immune functions.

Amoxil ruins the cells of the bacteria and prevents them from multiplying in the body. It was designed to fight different types of bacteria and help patients recover from serious bacterial diseases. Besides, Amoxil helps to avoid health consequences if the treatment is started timely.

9The perfect solution for many bacterial infections, Amoxil should be used with your doctor’s recommendation. If you intend to use this medicine, please consult your doctor beforehand.

Dosing of Amoxil and method of administration

The dosage of Amoxil should be selected with accordance to:

Harmful bacteria presenting in the body of a patient and their susceptibility to amoxicillin
Severity and location of the infection
Age, weight and kidney function of the patient

The therapy duration is set with accordance to the type of the infectious disease and patient’s response to the therapy. Some diseases demand longer treatment.10

Patients are usually divided into the following groups:

• Adults and children (with body weight over 40 kg)
• Children with body weight under 40 kg
• Patients with liver or kidney function impairment
• Older patients

Method of application

Amoxil is for oral use only. It can be used with or without food. Doctors recommend using it with food if a patient has stomach irrigation or other problems related to use of Amoxil on an empty stomach. The tablets, capsules are to be swallowed as whole with water. Chewing tabs are to be chewed before swallowing.

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