What is Apo-Amoxi (Amoxycillin) used for?
Apo-Amoxi (Amoxycillin) is a penicillin antibiotic prescribed to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. It operates by preventing or slowing the reproduction of bacteria cells allowing the immune system to control or eliminate the infection. It is commonly used to treat infections affecting the urinary tract, digestive tract, lungs, upper respiratory tract, blood, soft tissues, or skin. It may also be combined with other medications to treat helicobacter pylori infections of the stomach. Your doctor may also prescribe it for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Apo-Amoxi (Amoxycillin)?
One tablet of Apo-Amoxi (Amoxycillin) is normally taken twice each day, once in the morning and again in the evening, for a period of medication lasting one or two weeks. Your individual directions will be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, health condition, the condition being treated, and symptom severity. These doses should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a snack or meal is suggested before use if you get an upset stomach. Do not open the capsules or dissolve their contents in water as this may destroy or change their effects. Never stop taking the medication before being told to, even as your symptoms improve or disappear, as the infection may not be gone and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Always ask your doctor any questions you have about the medication before beginning use to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Apo-Amoxi (Amoxycillin)?
As with any medication, the use of Apo-Amoxi (Amoxycillin) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention include fever, flu symptoms, numbness, tingling sensations, easier bruising, severe diarrhea that is watery or bloody, or severe skin rashes. Inform your doctor as soon as any worrying or unusual symptoms occur to make sure the necessary alterations are made to your dosage or frequency of administration.
Apo-Amoxi (Amoxycillin) should not be administered to patients who are allergic to penicillin antibiotics, cephalosporin antibiotics, or who have had a negative reaction to similar treatments in the past. It is also recommended to inform your doctor if you have any history of allergies, suspected glandular fever, or reduced kidney function. These conditions may require special alterations to your regimen to prevent any unexpected health complications from occurring.
Strictly use Apo-Amoxi (Amoxycillin) 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.
Apo-Amoxi (Amoxycillin) 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.