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Mox(Amoxicillin) - Side Effects

Updated on June 3, 2013

This article is not intended to be of a diagnostic nature. The following article is only for educational or informative purposes. Consult your doctor before taking this medication or making any changes to drug dosage.

Amoxicillin Tablets
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Amox is abbreviation for Amoxicillin. The active ingredient in Mox is Amoxicillin. Mox is a moderate-spectrum antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections caused by susceptible micro-organisms.

Uses

Amoxicillin is used to treat infections caused by bacteria in the ears, Respiratory tract, Gastro-intestinal infection including Salmonella, Skin and soft tissue infection, Sinusitis, acute and chronic bronchitis, epiglottis and urinary tract infections. It is also given as treatment for cystic acne.

Precautions

Do not take amoxicillin of you suffer from liver or kidney impairments unless instructed by your doctor.

Dosage

Children 2 years to 10 years - 125 mg two or three times a day.

Adults and children above 12 years - 250 mg - 500 mg three times a day.

Side Effects

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Rashes
  • Diarrhoea

Allergic reaction to his medication may be serious and very sudden, seek immediate medical attention if you start to notice any allergic reactions. For some people who are allergic to amoxicillin the side-effects can be fatal.

Allergic Reactions

  • Skin rashes with intense itching
  • Feeling feverish
  • Nausea and vomiting

Drug Interactions

May interact with

  • Birth control pills
  • Anticoagulants
  • Other antibiotics

During Pregnancy

During pregnancy Amoxicillin should be used only when clearly needed. Animal reproduction studies have not demonstrated a foetal risk but it is highly recommended to consult your doctor before taking any new medication during pregnancy.

There is a possibility of the medication being transferred to breast milk. Amoxicillin in the medicine can be transferred to breast milk.

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      Mrabbros 4 years ago

      I agree with you. People don't often realise the adverse effects some drugs can have on them.

      Thanks for reading my hub.

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      sangeeta verma 4 years ago from Ludhiana India

      Amoxicillin is used very widely without knowing its side effect your hub is informative, every medicine should be taken with the advice of doctrors only.

      Thanks for sharing and voted up!