Because of incompletely developed renal function in neonates and young infants, the elimination of Amoxip may be delayed. Dosing of AMOXIL should be modified in pediatric patients 12 weeks or younger ( ≤ 3 months).
H. pylori Eradication To Reduce The Risk Of Duodenal Ulcer Recurrence
Randomized, double-blind clinical studies performed in the United States in patients with H. pylori and duodenal ulcer disease (defined as an active ulcer or history of an ulcer within 1 year) evaluated the efficacy of lansoprazole in combination with Amoxip capsules and clarithromycin tablets as triple 14-day therapy, or in combination with Amoxip capsules as dual 14-day therapy, for the eradication of H. pylori. Based on the results of these studies, the safety and efficacy of 2 different eradication regimens were established: Triple therapy: Amoxip 1 gram twice daily/clarithromycin 500 mg twice daily/lansoprazole 30 mg twice daily (see Table 6). Dual therapy: Amoxip 1 gram three times daily/lansoprazole 30 mg three times daily (see Table 7. All treatments were for 14 days. H. pylori eradication was defined as 2 negative tests (culture and histology) at 4 to 6 weeks following the end of treatment. Triple therapy was shown to be more effective than all possible dual therapy combinations. Dual therapy was shown to be more effective than both monotherapies. Eradication of H. pylori has been shown to reduce the risk of duodenal ulcer recurrence.
Table 6: H. pylori Eradication Rates When Amoxip is Administered as Part of a Triple Therapy Regimen
Table 7: H. pylori Eradication Rates When Amoxip is Administered as Part of a Dual Therapy Regimen
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1. WHAT YOUR MEDICINE IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Amoxip is one of a group of antibiotic medicines called penicillins. Amoxip works by interfering with the bacteria that cause the infection.
Amoxip can treat a wide range of infections including those of the following:
Amoxip can also be used to treat:
Amoxip may also be used in combination with other medicines to treat stomach ulcers.
It's important to know that once you start a course of Amoxip, you should finish the whole course.
Do not stop taking Amoxip, even if you feel better; instead, finish your entire prescription.
Not treating your infection completely can make it come back stronger. Stopping Amoxip too soon can also lead to bacteria that are resistant to it.
People refer to antibiotic-resistant bugs as multidrug resistant bacteria or "superbugs." Antibiotic resistance is a growing threat worldwide.
It's also important to understand that Amoxip may cause a severe reaction called anaphylaxis if you are allergic to it.
This reaction, which can be life-threatening, includes hives, swelling of your throat, and difficulty breathing.
Amoxip also can interfere with certain types of birth control pills. Women who are using birth control pills should talk to their doctor before taking Amoxip.
Elderly adults may need to take lower doses of Amoxip.
Always tell your doctor if you have allergies to any medications, especially to antibiotics.
Let your doctor know about all medications, vitamins, and supplements you are taking.
Using Amoxip can be risky if you have certain conditions, so let your doctor know if you have:
Q: Can Amoxip cause hair loss?
A: Amoxip (Amoxil) is in a drug class called penicillin-type antibiotics. Amoxip works by stopping bacterial growth. According to the prescribing information, hair loss is not listed as a side effect associated with treatment with Amoxip. There can be many underlying factors that may lead to hair loss. Consult with your health care provider in regards to your symptoms for proper evaluation, diagnosis of the underlying cause and treatment options, if necessary. 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. Kristen Dore, PharmD
By Chris Iliades, MD | Medically Reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, MD
Latest Update: 2014-04-28 Copyright © 2014 Everyday Health Media, LLC
What are the side effects of Amoxip?
Side effects due to Amoxip include
People who are allergic to the cephalosporin class of antibiotics, which are related to the penicillins, for example, cefaclor (Ceclor), cephalexin (Keflex), and cefprozil (Cefzil), may or may not be allergic to penicillins.
Serious but rare reactions include:
Amoxip can alter the normal bacteria in the colon and encourage overgrowth of some bacteria such as Clostridium difficile which causes inflammation of the colon (pseudomembranous colitis). Patients who develop signs of pseudomembranous colitis after starting Amoxip (diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain, and possibly shock) should contact their physician immediately.