Amoxicillin is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication is a penicillin-type antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
Amoxil is used to heal infections of the middle ear, tonsils, throat, larynx (laryngitis), bronchi (bronchitis), lungs (pneumonia), urinary tract, and skin. Also cures gonorrhea.
Following the dosage instructions of your doctor is the best way to use any medication. If you are unsure or do not remember the instructions then you may read the medicine label for more detailed information. You may choose to take Amoxil with a meal to avoid an upset stomach or without one. Please drink a full glass of water with amoxil. It is very important that you complete the dosage schedule and do not interrupt it in between without seeking prior consultation from your doctor. For adults the dosage vary between 250 mg to 500 mg depending on how severe the infection is. Taking your medication at the same time each day is a tried and tested method to avoid missing any doses.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Amoxil, an antibiotic, does not kill bacteria but prevents it from multiplying by not allowing it to form the wall surrounding them. It belongs to the class penicillin.
Despite your best attempts at remembering, if you still miss out on a dose, then take it as soon as you remember about it. But keep in mind that you will have to adjust your next dose by spacing it out by 4 to 5 hours. If this is not possible, then the best thing to do would be to skip the missed dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule. Never try to compensate for the missed dose by taking a double dose together. It may cause adverse effects.
Store amoxil powder at or below 20 degrees C and tablets at or below 25 degrees C. Always keep it in a cool dark place that is not directly exposed to sources of heat or moisture and sunlight. Protect it from kids and pets.