About Amoxicillin

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About Amoxicillin

Amoxicillin is used to treat acute and chronic infections caused by bacteria that are sensitive to amoxicillin. These include

  • Ear, nose and throat diseases such as otitis media, sinusitis, tonsillitis,
  • Eye infections by bacteria,
  • Upper and lower respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia or whooping cough,
  • Sepsis (blood poisoning),
  • Meningitis (meningitis),
  • Urinary tract infections,
  • venereal diseases (such as gonorrhea),
  • Biliary tract infections,
  • Gastrointestinal infections,
  • Skin and soft tissue infections,
  • Listeriosis (infectious disease with flu-like symptoms, sometimes associated with sepsis and meningitis),
  • Inflammation of bone and bone marrow (osteomyelitis),
  • Inflammation of the endocardium (endocarditis).

In addition, the active ingredient, for example, during surgery in the jaw area, for the prevention of bacterial infection.
It can also be used for the treatment of salmonella and typhoid persistence. Such persons excrete the bacteria with the stool, although they themselves show no disease symptoms. But they are a source of infection for their fellow humans.

Amoxicillin is not decomposed by stomach acid. It is therefore acid-stable and can therefore be absorbed into the body via the gastrointestinal tract. Sometimes, however, tablet or juice administration is not sufficient to achieve bactericidal levels in certain areas of the body. In severe infectious diseases such as sepsis or meningitis amoxicillin is therefore usually given directly into the blood (intravenous administration). It is also possible to inject the active substance into the muscle (intramuscular administration).

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • treat bacterial infections
  • Treat throat, nose and throat infections
  • Treat infections in the gastrointestinal tract
  • Alleviate bile duct infections
  • Treat infections of the urinary tract and kidneys
  • Treat inflammation of the respiratory tract
  • Prevent inflammation of the heart’s lining and heart valves
  • Fight salmonella and typhoid fever
  • Relieve inflammation of the bones.
  • inhibiting build-up of the bacterial wall
  • Kill bacteria

This is how Amoxicillin works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of amoxicillin.
Please also read the information on the drug classes penicillins, antibiotics, to which the active ingredient amoxicillin belongs.

Areas of application of the active substance amoxicillin

Amoxicillin is used to treat acute and chronic infections caused by bacteria that are sensitive to amoxicillin. These include

  • Ear, nose and throat diseases such as otitis media, sinusitis, tonsillitis,
  • Eye infections by bacteria,
  • Upper and lower respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia or whooping cough,
  • Sepsis (blood poisoning),
  • Meningitis (meningitis),
  • Urinary tract infections,
  • STDs (such as gonorrhea),
  • Biliary tract infections,
  • Gastrointestinal infections,
  • Skin and soft tissue infections,
  • Listeriosis (infectious disease with flu-like symptoms, sometimes associated with sepsis and meningitis),
  • Inflammation of bone and bone marrow (osteomyelitis),
  • Inflammation of the endocardium (endocarditis).

In addition, the active ingredient, for example, during surgery in the jaw area, for the prevention of bacterial infection.
It can also be used for the treatment of salmonella and typhoid persistence. Such persons excrete the bacteria with the stool, although they themselves show no disease symptoms. But they are a source of infection for their fellow humans.

Amoxicillin is not decomposed by stomach acid. It is therefore acid-stable and can therefore be absorbed into the body via the gastrointestinal tract. Sometimes, however, tablet or juice administration is not sufficient to achieve bactericidal levels in certain areas of the body. In severe infectious diseases such as sepsis or meningitis amoxicillin is therefore usually given directly into the blood (intravenous administration). It is also possible to inject the active substance into the muscle (intramuscular administration).
More detailed information is available on the following Amoxicillin application areas:

    • Inflammation of the oropharynx
    • pneumonia
    • urinary tract infections
    • osteomyelitis
    • skin infections
    • Streptococcal infections
    • tonsillitis

Cold, sinusitis

  • otitis media
  • inflammation
  • gastritis
  • Gastric and duodenal ulcers
  • acute bronchitis
  • chronic bronchitis

Mode of action of amoxicillin

Amoxicillin Belongs to the drug group of antibiotics and there to the subgroup of penicillins. It prevents the bacteria from building up a functional cell wall during their growth phase. As a result, the microorganisms die off; This is called a bactericidal effect.

However, only amoxicillin-sensitive pathogens can be controlled with the drug. Other bacteria have natural or acquired defense mechanisms against the substance and can decompose them before they harm them. Since they do not respond to a treatment, such pathogens are called insensitive or resistant.

Amoxicillin is well tolerated because, to a large extent, it is rapidly absorbed from the intestine into the body. This protects the bacteria that are naturally found in the human intestine, the so-called intestinal flora.

Potential Amoxicillin side effects may include:

Amoxicillin used to treat the following diseases:

  1. David K. Leblanc says:
    3.5 rating

    Amoxicillin for Helicobacter pylori gastritis

    For 2.5 days o.g. Medicines taken for Heliobacter. Shortly after taking it there is nausea and abdominal cramps that last over 3 hours.

    Side effects: Stomach cramps; Nausea
  2. Mary P. Anding says:
    3.0 rating

    I got the amoxillin before and after my root resection. From the 1st table I had liquid diarrhea and immediately had to take an agent in parallel. Then came the mushrooms and just before the end of the 2 pack: nose and the whole legs Incl.feet very itchy rash. The drug has not helped either and I will never take it because of allergieschen reaction

    Side effects: Itching rash
  3. Samantha D. Papas says:
    4.5 rating

    Amoxicillin for Bronchitis (acute)

    One week after taking the medication, there is a slightly stained on the arms and an itchy rash on the legs and chin.

    Side effects: Skin rash; Itching rash
  4. Mark M. Doyle says:
    4.0 rating

    After the intake, light daze. In the evening, the first diarrhea. The next morning water (clear water) for 6 days, then continue dark diarrhea. As I told my dentist of this, he did not believe me. Afterwards, it turned out that there is an incompatibility in my family on this drug gibt.Mine mother had a serious intestinal disease in my childhood after taking AMOXI and took two years to restore her intestinal flora since all small intestinal feces had regressed. I can only warn. occur with you only slight side effects, PLEASE PLEASE immediately stop! lg ingo heidbüchel

    Side effects: Dizziness; Diarrhea
  5. Lisa G. Sullivan says:
    3.0 rating

    Amoxicillin for Flu

    after about 2 – 3 days diarrhea, neurodermatitis rash on the anus over 3 weeks. Since then numerous intolerances in food

    Side effects: Skin rash; Diarrhea
  6. Deborah W. Pollock says:
    4.0 rating

    Amoxicillin for Otitis

    While taking amoxicillin (3 times a day) fluid defecation. Six days after discontinuation of amoxicillin skin rash all over the body, neck and face, even on the scalp. Red, slightly raised pustules with a diameter of 3 to 10 millimeters. It itches and burns very strong.

    Side effects: Allergic reaction; Diarrhea
  7. Perla M. Sprinkle says:
    4.5 rating

    Amoxicillin for Sinusitis

    2 days after taking red skin rash on hands and especially on feet and inner thighs, severe itching

    Side effects: Allergic skin reaction
  8. Terri J. Hubbard says:
    5.0 rating

    I have been prescribed this medicine in the form of Amoxicillin ratiopharm 500mg for my 4 year old daughter for tonsillitis and otitis media. The efficacy was good, the inflammation went away with it. However, after about 7 days, such an extreme allergic reaction to the drug occurred …. the whole body looked as if my daughter had lain in a burning stinging nettle bush. Her whole face was totally swollen and her hands and feet hurt a lot. The reaction went on for several days. On the second day, when it was worst, I gave her a cortisone suppository on the advice of the pediatrician (Rectodelt 100). During the day, there was a slow but steady improvement.

  9. Janice P. McFarland says:
    5.0 rating

    Amoxicillin for A headache; To cough

    Unbelievable, until last week I did not respond to allergy to antibiotics, but now. I already took amoxicillin for 8 days, on the 9th day I woke up with a slight but terribly itchy rash on the legs (knee inside and thighs towards the hips). I thought, oh that’s only 2 today and tomorrow 1 tablet, but in the evening, my entire legs were red and pustules, The next morning, I discovered this rash on the elbow, back and back of the hand and face. Luckily here only a little. I stopped taking the last tablet and went to the doctor on Monday to confirm the suspected allergy and prescribed me a medication for 5 days against the rash. The decline then took about 10-14 days.

    Side effects: Allergic skin reaction