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Amoxicillin - Overview
Amoxicillin is an antibiotic medication that is used in the treatment of infections that are thought to be caused by bacteria susceptible to amoxicillin. Push Health can help people who might need amoxicillin medication connect with medical providers who can prescribe amoxicillin if clinically appropriate.
Amoxicillin - Uses and Metabolism
Amoxicillin, and the branded version Amoxil, are oral antibiotic medications similar to ampicillin and penicillin. Amoxicillin is a semisynthetic medication with a bactericidal effect against both gram-negative and gram-positive organisms. Amoxil may be used to treat specific types of infections of the ear, nose and throat (e.g. strep throat), genitourinary tract, skin and lower respiratory tract. Amoxicillin is a type of beta-lactam antimicrobial. Amoxicillin is absorbed quickly after being ingested orally and is mostly excreted in the urine unchanged. Amoxicillin has a half-life of 61 minutes and roughly 20% of it is bound by proteins in the blood. Peak amoxicillin levels occur between 1 and 2 hours after administration. Amoxil capsules contain amoxicillin 500 mg and are royal blue and pink in color. Amoxil tablets contain amoxicillin 500 mg or amoxicillin 875 mg. Amoxil is also available as chewable tablets and powdered oral suspensions. Amoxicillin is sometimes combined with another drug and used as Augmentin. Amoxicillin is also used in combination with clarithromcyin and lansoprazole as part of Prevpac which is used for H. pylori treatment.
Amoxicillin - Dosage and Cost
The dosage of amoxicillin used depends on the health needs of the patient and the judgement of the prescribing medical provider. In adults, starting dosages of amoxicillin 500 mg twice per day or amoxicillin 875 mg twice per day are sometimes used. After administration, the half-life of amoxicillin is under 120 minutes. Amoxicillin is largely excreted in the urine. Generic amoxicillin is consider an affordable medication. Most pharmacies carry amoxicillin pills for under thirty cents per pill. Because most amoxicillin regimens only require a limited number of pills, the total cost for an amoxicillin prescription is also reasonable. For people who cannot afford amoxicillin, it may be worth looking for amoxicillin coupons online. Also, some insurance plans may cover the cost of an amoxicillin prescription.
Can I Buy Amoxicillin Online?
Amoxicillin is a prescription medication. To reduce the likelihood of creating bacteria resistant to the amoxicillin, amoxicillin OTC is not available. The first step to getting an amoxicillin medication prescription is consulting with a licensed medical provider. Push Health can help connect people who think they need an amoxicillin prescription with a licensed medical provider who can prescribe amoxicillin when appropriate to do so.
Amoxicillin - Side Effects
Amoxicillin is a medication that can cause side effects when used. Side effects after amoxicillin use include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, candidiasis, and an allergic reaction. People who have had a history of hypersensitivity or allergy to amoxicillin or penicillins should not use amoxicillin. Longer term, overuse of amoxicillin can lead to bacterial resistance, making amoxicillin less effective in the future. Amoxicillin and alcohol should not be used together. Questions and concerns about amoxicillin use should be directed to one's pharmacist and medical provider prior to using the medication.
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Last updated May 13, 2021. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.