Amoxicillin

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Amoxicillin is one of the penicillin related antibiotics marketed as Amoxil

Information about Amoxicillin

Amoxicillin is considered a third generation or aminopenicillin and is one of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics.

Liver safety of Amoxicillin

Amoxicillin and other aminopenicillins have been linked with idiosyncratic liver injury, but only rarely and in isolated case reports.

Mechanism of action of Amoxicillin

Amoxicillin (a mox' i sil' in) is an orally available aminopenicillin that has been available in the United States since 1980, for which currently more than 50 million prescriptions are filled yearly.

Clinical use of Amoxicillin

Amoxicillin is used to treat mild to moderate infections caused by susceptible agents, such as (but not limited to) Escherichia coli, Hemophilis influenzae, Listeria monocytogenesis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Proteus mirabilis, Salmonella, Shigella, Staphylococcus aureus (non-penicillinase producing), Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Dosage and administration for Amoxicillin

Amoxicillin is available in multiple generic formulations as tablets or capsules of 250, 500 and 875 mg and is usually given in doses of 250 to 850 mg every 8 hours for 7 to 14 days. Pediatric formulations in liquid suspension and chewable tablets are also available.

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