What is Apo-Amoxi (Amoxycillin) used for?
Apo-Amoxi (Amoxycillin) is an oral penicillin antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. The medication operates by destroying bacteria cells or slowing their reproduction allowing the immune system to control or eliminate the infection. It is commonly prescribed to treat infections affecting the middle ear, skin, soft tissues, lungs, upper respiratory tract, urinary tract. It may also be combined with other medications to treat helicobacteria pylori infections of the stomach. Your physician may prescribe it for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Apo-Amoxi (Amoxycillin)?
Apo-Amoxi (Amoxycillin) should be used strictly according to the instructions of your physician to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one capsule administered twice each day, once in the morning and again in the evening, for a cycle of medication lasting one or two weeks. Your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is suggested prior to use if you experience nausea. Do not open the capsules or dissolve their contents as this may destroy or change their effects. Never stop taking the medication before being instructed to do so, even if your symptoms seem to have disappeared, as the infection may not be gone and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Apo-Amoxi (Amoxycillin)?
The use of Apo-Amoxi (Amoxycillin) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Contact your physician as soon as possible if any serious or worrying side effects occur such as fever, flu symptoms, faintness, tingling sensations, numbness, severe diarrhea that was bloody or watery, swollen glands, unusual bleeding, or severe skin rashes. These conditions may be require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or immediate medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Apo-Amoxi (Amoxycillin) should not be used to treat patients who are allergic to penicillin antibiotics, cephalosporin antibiotics, or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your physician if you have a history of allergies, suspected glandular fever, or reduced kidney function as these conditions may require special adjustments to your regiment to prevent further complications from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Apo-Amoxi (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.