What is Alphamox (Amoxycillin) used for?
Alphamox (Amoxycillin) is an oral penicillin antibiotic prescribed to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. The medication destroys or prevents the reproduction of bacteria cells allowing the immune system to destroy the infection. It is commonly used to treat bacterial infections of the middle ear, urinary tract, respiratory tract, soft tissues, blood, skin, Gonorrhea, or typhoid. Your physician may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Alphamox (Amoxycillin)?
Alphamox (Amoxycillin) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken two or three times each day for a cycle of medication lasting one or two weeks, but your individual dosage and frequency of administration will be determined by the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a meal is suggested before use if you get an upset stomach. Always finish the prescribed cycle of medication, even if your symptoms have disappeared, as the infection may not be destroyed and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Never split, crush, or chew the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Always ask your physician or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to make sure you are using it correctly.
What are the side effects of Alphamox (Amoxycillin)?
Side effects that may occur while using Alphamox (Amoxycillin) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include sores appearing around or inside the mouth, flu symptoms, tingling sensations, sensitive skin, easier bruising, severe skin rashes, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. Immediately contact your physician if you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the correct alterations are made to your dosage or frequency of administration to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Alphamox (Amoxycillin) should not be used by patients who are allergic to penicillin antibiotics, cephalosporin antibiotics, or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. You are also suggested to inform your physician if you have suspected glandular fever, lymphoid leukemia, a history of allergies, or decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Alphamox (Amoxycillin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.