What is Alphamox (Amoxicillin) used for?
Alphamox (Amoxicillin) is an oral penicillin antibiotic prescribed to treat a wide range of bacterial infections. The medication operates by slowing or stopping the reproduction of bacteria cells allowing the immune system to control or destroy the infection. This makes it useful for treating infections affecting the respiratory tract, middle ear, urinary tract, stomach, lungs, soft tissues, skin, heart or other conditions such as typhoid or gonorrhoea. Your doctor may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Alphamox (Amoxicillin)?
Alphamox (Amoxicillin) is normally prescribed to be taken two to three times each day at a dosage of one tablet. Your individual directions will be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a meal or snack is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Avoid changing the form of the tablets by splitting or crushing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Always ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Alphamox (Amoxicillin)?
Some patients may experience side effects while using Alphamox (Amoxicillin) including:
Stop using the medicine and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any serious or worrying symptoms such as sensitive skin, easier bruising, fever, flu symptoms, sores in or around the mouth, severe tingling, numbness, severe skin rashes, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Alphamox (Amoxicillin) should not be used to treat patients who are allergic to penicillin or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also disclose if you have a history of allergies, suspected glandular fever, or decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Alphamox (Amoxicillin) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Alphamox (Amoxicillin) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.