Amoxicillin


Amoxicillin is a drug belonging to the group of bactericides. It is a semi-synthetic drug, derived from penicillin, whose function is to combat infections caused by bacteria. Its effectiveness lies in preventing the growth of these bacteria. It should be noted that this medicine has no effect on the flu, or any other viral infection.

Amoxicillin comes in various presentation types: 250 and 500mg capsules, 125 and 250mg suspension, 125, 250 and 500mg sachets. It is usually taken every 12 hours or every 8 hours with or without food. It is a drug that should only be administered under medical prescription.

This medication is used as the first option to treat infections of various degrees of difficulty. Its mechanism of action consists of inhibiting the formation of the cell wall in certain bacteria, hindering the linking of the protein chains that make up the cell wall, causing the death of the bacteria.

Amoxicillin has a duration time in the body between 6 to 8 hours, being eliminated through the urine after 24 hours of ingestion.

It is important to note that people suffering from diabetes can only take this drug under medical supervision, as it can cause an increase in glucose levels. In the case of pregnant women, it is also recommended to do it under medical supervision and only when it is extremely necessary. During the lactation stage, doctors do not recommend the use of amoxicillin since this remedy is transferred directly to breast milk.

Amoxicillin is used to combat diseases such as throat infections, pneumonia, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, skin infections, nose, ears, gonorrhea.

The use of amoxicillin is not recommended in patients allergic to penicillin and in hypertensive patients.

The most common side effects caused by the administration of this medication are vomiting, upset stomach, diarrhea. In the same way, other discomforts can be caused that can be aggravated such as skin rashes, seizures, paleness, tiredness. That is why, in case of manifesting any unusual symptoms when taking amoxicillin, go to the doctor.