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Fisamox 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 Fisamox (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
Typical Dosages of Fisamox
Your dose of Fisamox will depend on how severe your infection is and what type of infection you have.
Doctors determine children's doses based on the type of infection and the child's weight.
Fisamox comes in both capsules and tablets. Adults should take tablets or capsules whole with a glass of water.
Children's Fisamox comes in chewable tablets and liquid form.
You can take Fisamox with or without food.
A common dose of Fisamox for an adult with a mild to moderate ear, nose, or throat infection is 500 mg every 12 hours or 250 mg every 8 hours until the prescription is finished.
For a more severe infection, a common dose of Fisamox is 875 mg every 12 hours or 500 mg every 8 hours.
A common dose of Fisamox for a child (older than 3 months) with a lower respiratory tract infection is 40 mg per kilogram (kg) of weight per day in divided doses every 8 hours.
Or, doctors sometimes want the child to take 45 mg per kg per day in divided doses every 12 hours.
What is the most important thing I should know about Fisamox?
Fisamox is a prescription medication available as 100 mg and 400 mg tablets, 250 mg and 500 mg capsules. Fisamox Drops suspension is also available in a 15 ml bottle. The usual dose of Fisamox in dogs and cats is 5-10 mg/lb every 12-24 hours. Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet develops severe or bloody diarrhea. Give all of the Fisamox that is prescribed for your pet, since symptoms may begin to improve before the infection is completely treated.
Fisamox for Dogs
Fisamox is often prescribed for dogs and cats that have bacterial infections.
Amoxi-Tabs is one brand name of this antibiotic; it's also available as a capsule and a liquid.
Fisamox is usually well-tolerated by most pets, and side effects are few. The drug can be given with food.
Give Fisamox to your dog or cat according to your veterinarian's instructions, and don't stop giving the drug until the entire course of treatment is completed.
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Common side effects of Fisamox include:
Serious side effects of Fisamox can also occur.
If you have any of these side effects, stop taking Fisamox and call your doctor right away:
- Severe rash
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice)
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Excessive tiredness
- Swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
- A peeling or blistering rash
- Severe or bloody diarrhea
1. WHAT YOUR MEDICINE IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Fisamox is one of a group of antibiotic medicines called penicillins. Fisamox works by interfering with the bacteria that cause the infection.
Fisamox can treat a wide range of infections including those of the following:
- chest (bronchitis or pneumonia)
- tonsils (tonsillitis)
- ears (otitis media)
- sinuses (sinusitis)
- heart (endocarditis)
- gums (abscesses)
- blood (septicaemia)
- abdomen (intra-abdominal sepsis and peritonitis)
- the bladder or the urethra (the tube which carries urine from the bladder)
- the female reproductive system including infections caused by difficulties during childbirth (puerperal sepsis and septic abortion)
Fisamox can also be used to treat:
- gonorrhoea (a sexually transmitted infection)
- infections associated with pregnancy
- typhoid and paratyphoid (fevers caused by a group of bacteria called Salmonella)
Fisamox may also be used in combination with other medicines to treat stomach ulcers.
Q: Is Fisamox good for a painful boil?
A: Boils do not always require antibiotic therapy, often times they resolve on their own. To properly evaluate the boil and determine if treatment with an antibiotic is necessary, you should consult your health care provider. Fisamox (Amoxil) is an antibiotic categorized as a penicillin which fights bacteria in your body. Fisamox is indicated in the treatment of several different types of bacterial infections including ear infections, bladder infections, pneumonia, gonorrhea and E.coli or salmonella infections. Fisamox is also approved to treat stomach ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infections in combination with other medications, such as Biaxin (clarithromycin) and Prevacid (lansoprazole). Fisamox is approved to treat some skin infections caused by certain bacteria. Some of the possible side effects associated with Fisamox treatment include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, vaginal itching or discharge, headache, swollen, black or hairy tongue or thrush (white patches inside the mouth and throat). Antibiotics, such as Fisamox, can cause diarrhea. This could be a side effect of the medication or it could indicate a new infection. If you experience diarrhea that is watery, or has blood in it, contact your doctor immediately and do not take any medication to stop the diarrhea unless otherwise instructed. Fisamox may be taken with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take Fisamox with food. Fisamox should be taken for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor. Although your symptoms may begin to resolve before the infection is completely treated, do not stop taking Fisamox until you are finished with the course of therapy. Fisamox will not treat a viral infection such as a cold or the flu. 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. Beth Isaac, PharmD
COMMON BRAND(S): Augmentin
GENERIC NAME(S): Fisamox-Pot Clavulanate
Fisamox/clavulanic acid is a combination penicillin-type antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). Using any antibiotic when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections.
Missed Dose of Fisamox
Take Fisamox exactly as directed by your doctor.
Do not stop taking Fisamox on your own. Skipping doses or stopping too soon can make your infection harder to treat.
If you miss a dose of Fisamox, take the missed dose as soon as you remember.
If it's almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose.
Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
What Is Fisamox (Amoxil)?
Fisamox is the generic form of the brand-name drug Amoxil, a drug used to treat bacterial infections.
Doctors prescribe Fisamox to treat infections caused by bacteria that are sensitive to the drug, including E. coli, staphylococcus, streptococcus, H. influenzae, and H. pylori.
Your doctor may prescribe Fisamox to treat infections of the skin, throat, ears, nose, stomach, lungs, and urinary tract infections (UTI).
However, the drug will not work against infections caused by viruses such as cold and flu.
Also, guidelines urge doctors to prescribe Fisamox only when an infection is strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first approved Fisamox in the 1980s.
Today, different drug companies produce this antibiotic: Brand names include Amoxil and Moxatag.
Labor And Delivery
Oral ampicillin is poorly absorbed during labor. It is not known whether use of Fisamox in humans during labor or delivery has immediate or delayed adverse effects on the fetus, prolongs the duration of labor, or increases the likelihood of the necessity for an obstetrical intervention.