Dosage & Usage
Amoxigrand is an antibiotic in the team of penicillins that protects against the microorganisms from building protective wall surfaces, that means ensure they can not endure in the physical body. Amoxigrand is readily available as pills, dental suspension and chewable tablet computers. You should understand how you can take each type of this medication properly to reward the most from it. Amoxigrand might communicate with other medicines you are making use of, such as probenecid, specific blood slimmers and various other antibiotics, especially tetracycline anti-biotics. To stay away from communications, you need to just incorporate Amoxigrand with other medicines if you reviewed it with your physician or pharmacist.
- Amoxigrand is a broad-spectrum penicillin antibiotic available by prescription used to treat various infections caused by susceptible strains of bacteria.
- Amoxigrand can be used to treat infections such as ear infections, urinary tract infections, and skin infections. Amoxigrand may also be used for purposes other than those listed.
- Amoxigrand is available in tablet form in 100 mg and 400 mg strengths, and in capsule form in 250 mg and 500 mg strengths.
Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet develops severe or bloody diarrhea. Give all of the Amoxigrand that is prescribed for your pet. Symptoms may begin to improve before the infection is completely treated.
Q: When taking Amoxigrand, do I need to wait 4 hours before eating yogurt?
A: No, you do not have to wait 4 hours after taking your Amoxigrand before eating yogurt. Amoxigrand does not interact with dairy products like some of the other antibiotics. Megan Uehara, PharmD
Q: What is Amoxigrand?
A: Amoxil (Amoxigrand) is a semi-synthetic antibiotic in the penicillin group of drugs. Amoxil acts by inhibiting the synthesis of bacterial cell walls of both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. Amoxigrand is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria, such as ear infections, bladder infections, pneumonia, gonorrhea, and E. coli or salmonella infection. The most common side effects reported with Amoxil use include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rashes, and antibiotic-associated colitis. Amoxil should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria. Prescribing Amoxil in the absence of a proven or strongly suspected bacterial infection or a prophylactic indication is unlikely to provide benefit to the patient and increases the risk of the development of drug-resistant bacteria. Amoxil may be taken without regard to meals every 8 hours or every 12 hours, depending on the strength of the product prescribed. Serious, and occasionally fatal, hypersensitivity reactions (anaphylaxis) have been reported in patients receiving beta-lactam antibiotics. Although anaphylaxis is more frequent following parenteral therapy, it has occurred in patients on oral therapy. If an allergic reaction occurs, appropriate therapy should be instituted and Amoxil therapy discontinued.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
The name of your medicine is Amoxigrand Capsules. Amoxigrand Capsules are available only on prescription from your doctor.
What Amoxigrand capsules contain
Each capsule contains either 250 mg or 500 mg of Amoxigrand as Amoxigrand trihydrate. The capsules also contain the following inactive ingredients: magnesium stearate, maize starch, gelatin, erythrosin (E127), quinoline yellow (E104), titanium dioxide (E171), red iron oxide (E172).
What Amoxigrand capsules look like and contents of the pack
Amoxigrand Capsules are scarlet and ivory opaque hard gelatin capsules, each capsule is marked with the characters “AMOX 250” or “AMOX 500”.
Securitainers are available in pack sizes of 15, 18, 20, 21, 28, 30, 50, 100, 500 & 1000 capsules, the pack size of 1000 is available for the 250mg strength only.
Blister packs are available in pack sizes of 15, 18, 20, 21, 28, 30, 50, 100, 500 & 1000 capsules, the pack size of 1000 is available for the 250mg strength only.
The product is made by Athlone Laboratories Limited, Ballymurray, Co.Roscommon, Ireland. The product licence is also held by Athlone Laboratories Limited.
The Product is distributed by Kent Pharmaceuticals Limited, Repton Road, Measham, DE12 7DT, U.K.
PL 06453/0017 PL 06453/0018
Date of revision October 2011
Why is this medication prescribed?
Amoxigrand is used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria, such as pneumonia; bronchitis (infection of the airway tubes leading to the lungs); and infections of the ears, nose, throat, urinary tract, and skin. It is also used in combination with other medications to eliminate H. pylori, a bacteria that causes ulcers. Amoxigrand is in a class of medications called penicillin-like antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
Antibiotics such as Amoxigrand will not work for colds, flu, and other viral infections. Taking antibiotics when they are not needed increases your risk of getting an infection later that resists antibiotic treatment.
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Amoxigrand is a penicillin antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections, including bronchitis, pneumonia, and infections of the ear, nose, throat, skin, and urinary tract. Though it can be highly effective in treating bacterial infections, it also comes with a list of potential side effects.
Among the more common side effects for Amoxigrand (Amoxil, Trimox) are:
Less common side effects include:
- allergic reactions like itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- breathing problems
- blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
- trouble sleeping
- trouble passing urine, dark urine, or a decrease in the quantity of urine
- unusually weak or tired
- unusual bleeding or bruising
- yellowing of the eyes or skin
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to Amoxigrand or to any other penicillin antibiotic, such as ampicillin (Omnipen, Principen), dicloxacillin (Dycill, Dynapen), oxacillin (Bactocill), penicillin (Beepen-VK, Ledercillin VK, Pen-V, Pen-Vee K, Pfizerpen, V-Cillin K, Veetids), and others.
Before using Amoxigrand, tell your doctor if you are allergic to cephalosporins such as Omnicef, Cefzil, Ceftin, Keflex, and others. Also tell your doctor if you have asthma, liver or kidney disease, a bleeding or blood clotting disorder, mononucleosis (also called "mono"), or any type of allergy.
Amoxigrand can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using a non-hormone method of birth control (such as a condom, diaphragm, spermicide) to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine. Take this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Amoxigrand will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu. Do not share this medication with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea. This may happen while you are taking Amoxigrand, or within a few months after you stop taking it. This may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop taking Amoxigrand and call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
Q: I was prescribed Amoxigrand 500 mg every eight hours. How much passes to my breast milk, and how much will this affect my baby?
A: Amoxigrand is an antibiotic in the penicillin group of drugs. It fights bacteria in your body. Amoxigrand is used to treat many types of infections caused by bacteria, such as ear infections, bladder infections, pneumonia, gonorrhea, and E. coli or salmonella infection. Penicillins have been shown to be excreted in human milk. Amoxigrand use by nursing mothers may lead to sensitization of infants. Caution should be exercised when Amoxigrand is administered to a nursing woman. When your doctor prescribes a new medication, be sure to discuss all your prescription and over-the-counter drugs, including dietary supplements, vitamins, botanicals, minerals, and herbals, as well as the foods you eat. Always keep a current list of the drugs and supplements you take and review it with your health care providers and your pharmacist. If possible, use one pharmacy for all your prescription medications and over-the-counter products. This allows your pharmacist to keep a complete record of all your prescription drugs and to advise you about drug interactions and side effects. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications, particularly before taking any action.
Use In Patients With Mononucleosis
A high percentage of patients with mononucleosis who receive Amoxigrand develop an erythematous skin rash. Thus Amoxigrand should not be administered to patients with mononucleosis.
Before taking Amoxigrand
Some medicines are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and sometimes a medicine can only be used if extra care is taken. For these reasons, before you start taking Amoxigrand it is important that your doctor knows:
- If you suspect you may have glandular fever (the symptoms are high temperature (fever), sore throat, swollen glands).
- If you have an allergic condition, or if you have ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. This is especially important if you have ever had a bad reaction to any penicillin antibiotic.
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Some drugs may affect the way Amoxigrand works, and Amoxigrand may affect other drugs you are taking, causing problems.
It's very important to let your doctor know about all drugs you are taking, including any over-the-counter (OTC) vitamins, herbs, or supplements.
Amoxigrand may make certain types of birth control pills less effective.
Drugs known to interact with Amoxigrand include:
- A drug called allopurinol (Lopurin, Zyloprim), used to treat gout, high levels of uric acid in the body, and kidney stones
- Another drug used to treat gout, called probenecid (Benemid)
- Other antibiotics, including chloramphenicol, sulfonamides, macrolides, and tetracycline
If you are a diabetic and you test your urine for sugar, you should know that taking Amoxigrand can affect some urine tests. Ask your doctor about urine testing while on Amoxigrand.