What is Amoxicillin: Uses, Warnings & Interactions

Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic that is commonly used to treat many types of bacterial infections. Amoxicillin is a generic drug with several brand-names available, including Amoxil, Biomox, and Polymox. Typically, the cost of Amoxicillin is around $23.99 but you can use your free SingleCare Amoxicillin coupons at participating pharmacies to pay the lowest price of $5.01. Ask your pharmacist at your local drugstore to scan your SingleCare drug coupon to ensure you're paying the best price for Amoxicillin.

Amoxicillin Overview

BRAND NAMES:Moxatag, Prevpac, Prevpac, Triple Therapy, Triple Therapy, Prevpac, Trimox, Triple Therapy

Generic Names:Amoxicillin

Uses:Treats infections or stomach ulcers. This medicine is a penicillin antibiotic.

Therapeutic Classes:Antibiotic

Forms:Chewable Tablet, Long Acting Tablet, Tablet, Capsule, Liquid

How it’s taken:By mouth

What is Amoxicillin used for?

Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. These bacteria include E.Coli, H. Pylori, Streptococcus, Staphylococcus and H. Influenzae. Amoxicillin can be used to treat infections of the skin, throat, ears, nose, stomach, lungs urinary tract and other conditions as prescribed by your doctor. Amoxicillin works by stopping the growth of the bacteria that causes the infection. This antibiotic will not treat viral or fungal infections.

What Form(s) Does Amoxicillin Come In?

  • Chewable Tablet
  • Long Acting Tablet
  • Tablet
  • Capsule
  • Liquid

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What are Common Amoxicillin Doses?

  • Capsule 250MG
  • Capsule 500MG
  • Tablet 500MG
  • Tablet 875MG
  • Bottle 80ML of 125MG/5ML
  • Bottle 100ML of 125MG/5ML
  • Bottle 150ML of 125MG/5ML
  • Bottle 50ML of 200MG/5ML
  • Bottle 75ML of 200MG/5ML
  • Bottle 100ML of 200MG/5ML
  • Bottle 80ML of 250MG/5ML
  • Bottle 100ML of 250MG/5ML
  • Bottle 150ML of 250MG/5ML
  • Bottle 50ML of 400MG/5ML
  • Bottle 75ML of 400MG/5ML
  • Bottle 100ML of 400MG/5ML
  • Tablet Chewable 125MG
  • Tablet Chewable 250MG

Common Amoxicillin Prescriptions

  • Amoxicillin 100ML of 125MG/5ML Bottle

    Amoxicillin
    100ml of 125mg/5ml Bottle

  • Amoxicillin 100ML of 200MG/5ML Bottle

    Amoxicillin
    100ml of 200mg/5ml Bottle

  • Amoxicillin 100ML of 250MG/5ML Bottle

    Amoxicillin
    100ml of 250mg/5ml Bottle

  • Amoxicillin 100ML of 400MG/5ML Bottle

    Amoxicillin
    100ml of 400mg/5ml Bottle

  • Amoxicillin 150ML of 125MG/5ML Bottle

    Amoxicillin
    150ml of 125mg/5ml Bottle

  • Amoxicillin 150ML of 250MG/5ML Bottle

    Amoxicillin
    150ml of 250mg/5ml Bottle

  • Amoxicillin 50ML of 200MG/5ML Bottle

    Amoxicillin
    50ml of 200mg/5ml Bottle

  • Amoxicillin 50ML of 400MG/5ML Bottle

    Amoxicillin
    50ml of 400mg/5ml Bottle

  • Amoxicillin 75ML of 200MG/5ML Bottle

    Amoxicillin
    75ml of 200mg/5ml Bottle

  • Amoxicillin 75ML of 400MG/5ML Bottle

    Amoxicillin
    75ml of 400mg/5ml Bottle

  • Amoxicillin 80ML of 125MG/5ML Bottle

    Amoxicillin
    80ml of 125mg/5ml Bottle

  • Amoxicillin 80ML of 250MG/5ML Bottle

    Amoxicillin
    80ml of 250mg/5ml Bottle

  • Amoxicillin 250MG Capsule

    Amoxicillin
    250mg Capsule

  • Amoxicillin 500MG Capsule

    Amoxicillin
    500mg Capsule

  • Amoxicillin 500MG Tablet

    Amoxicillin
    500mg Tablet

  • Amoxicillin 875MG Tablet

    Amoxicillin
    875mg Tablet

  • Amoxicillin 125MG Tablet Chewable

    Amoxicillin
    125mg Tablet Chewable

  • Amoxicillin 250MG Tablet Chewable

    Amoxicillin
    250mg Tablet Chewable

How to Take Amoxicillin

  • Store the oral liquid in the refrigerator. Do not freeze. Throw away any unused medicine after 14 days.
  • Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
  • Store the tablets, capsules, and tablets for suspension at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Tablet for suspension: Place the tablet in a small drinking glass, and add 2 teaspoons of water. Do not use any other liquid. Gently stir or swirl the water in the glass until the tablet is completely dissolved. Drink all of this mixture right away. Add more water to the glass and drink all of it to make sure you get all of the medicine. Do not chew or swallow the tablet for suspension.
  • Take all of the medicine in your prescription to clear up your infection, even if you feel better after the first few doses.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup. You may mix the oral liquid with a baby formula, milk, fruit juice, water, ginger ale, or another cold drink. Be sure your child drinks all of the mixture right away.
  • Oral liquid: Shake well just before each use.
  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use. Do not use more than directed.
  • Chewable tablet: You must chew the tablet before you swallow it. You may crush the tablet and mix the medicine with a small amount of food to make it easier to swallow.
  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use. Do not use more than directed.
  • Store the tablets, capsules, and tablets for suspension at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup. You may mix the oral liquid with a baby formula, milk, fruit juice, water, ginger ale, or another cold drink. Be sure your child drinks all of the mixture right away.
  • Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
  • Store the oral liquid in the refrigerator. Do not freeze. Throw away any unused medicine after 14 days.
  • Oral liquid: Shake well just before each use.
  • Take all of the medicine in your prescription to clear up your infection, even if you feel better after the first few doses.
  • Chewable tablet: You must chew the tablet before you swallow it. You may crush the tablet and mix the medicine with a small amount of food to make it easier to swallow.
  • Tablet for suspension: Place the tablet in a small drinking glass, and add 2 teaspoons of water. Do not use any other liquid. Gently stir or swirl the water in the glass until the tablet is completely dissolved. Drink all of this mixture right away. Add more water to the glass and drink all of it to make sure you get all of the medicine. Do not chew or swallow the tablet for suspension.

Amoxicillin Contraindications

  • This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not use it if you had an allergic reaction to amoxicillin, any type of penicillin, or a cephalosporin antibiotic.

Amoxicillin Warnings

  • Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
  • Use this medicine to treat only the infection your doctor has prescribed it for. Do not use this medicine for any infection or condition that has not been checked by a doctor. This medicine will not treat the flu or the common cold.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, allergies, or a condition called phenylketonuria (PKU). Tell your doctor if you are on dialysis.
  • This medicine can cause diarrhea. Call your doctor if the diarrhea becomes severe, does not stop, or is bloody. Do not take any medicine to stop diarrhea until you have talked to your doctor. Diarrhea can occur 2 months or more after you stop taking this medicine.
  • Tell any doctor or dentist who treats you that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect certain medical test results.
  • Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.

Amoxicillin Interactions

  • Use this medicine to treat only the infection your doctor has prescribed it for. Do not use this medicine for any infection or condition that has not been checked by a doctor. This medicine will not treat the flu or the common cold.
  • Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
  • This medicine can cause diarrhea. Call your doctor if the diarrhea becomes severe, does not stop, or is bloody. Do not take any medicine to stop diarrhea until you have talked to your doctor. Diarrhea can occur 2 months or more after you stop taking this medicine.
  • Tell any doctor or dentist who treats you that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect certain medical test results.
  • Some medicines can affect how amoxicillin works. Tell your doctor if you are also using any of the following: Allopurinol ProbenecidBirth control pillsA blood thinner
  • Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.

Amoxicillin Side Effects

Serious Side Effects

  • Diarrhea that may contain blood, stomach cramps, fever
  • Blistering, peeling, or red skin rash
  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing

Less Serious Side Effects

  • Mild skin rash
  • Mild diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting