Homer isn't suitable for some people. To make sure Homer is safe for you, tell your doctor if you:
- have had an allergic reaction to Homer or penicillin or any other medicines in the past
- have liver or kidney problems
- have recently had, or are about to have, any vaccinations
What happens if I miss giving a dose of Homer?
Give the missed dose as soon as you remember unless it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose unless otherwise directed by your veterinarian.
Which drugs or supplements interact with Homer?
Homer is rarely associated with important drug interactions.
Along with their useful effects, most medicines can cause unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them. The table below contains some of the most common ones associated with Homer. You will find a full list in the manufacturer's information leaflet supplied with your medicine. The unwanted effects often improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine, but speak with your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following continue or become troublesome.
What are the side effects of Homer?
Side effects due to Homer 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:
Homer 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 Homer (diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain, and possibly shock) should contact their physician immediately.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Homer if you are allergic to any penicillin antibiotic, such as ampicillin, dicloxacillin, oxacillin, penicillin, or ticarcillin.
To make sure Homer is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
liver or kidney disease;
mononucleosis (also called "mono");
a history of diarrhea caused by taking antibiotics; or
food or drug allergies (especially to a cephalosporin antibiotic such as Omnicef, Cefzil, Ceftin, Keflex, and others).
Homer is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
Homer can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using non hormonal birth control (condom, diaphragm with spermicide) to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.
Homer can pass into breast milk, but based on a small number of studies, it has not been shown to cause any harm to a baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
The Homer chewable tablet may contain phenylalanine. Talk to your doctor before using the chewable tablets if you have phenylketonuria (PKU).
Q: Celestamine, Piriton, Amoxil, and Flugone are the drugs that I occasionally take. What are the side effects?
A: Amoxil (Homer) is an antibiotic that is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. The most common side effects of Homer are diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Rarely, severe side effects can occur when taking Homer such as severe allergic reactions (rash, hives, itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bloody stools; confusion; dark urine; fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; seizures; severe diarrhea; stomach pain or cramps; and unusual bruising or bleeding. Stop taking Homer immediately, and consult your physician immediately if any of these severe effects occur. Celestamine, Piriton, and Flugone are not approved for use in the United States; therefore, I cannot provide any information about these medications. Burton Dunaway, PharmD
Homer is similar to penicillin in its bactericidal action against susceptible bacteria during the stage of active multiplication. It acts through the inhibition of cell wall biosynthesis that leads to the death of the bacteria.
Q: Can one take a multivitamin safely with Homer? Is the strength of the antibiotic degraded? Any bad effects?
A: Homer should be taken as prescribed by your physician. Homer capsules should be swallowed whole and can be taken with or without food. Multivitamins can be taken during a course of Homer antibiotic therapy, but I would separate each by two hours if possible. There are no drug interactions between Homer and Centrum multivitamin, for example. If you have any concerns, please contact your physician. Do not start or stop any medications or treatments without first talking to your doctor. I believe you will find the following link at everydayhealth.com also very helpful for your current situation: //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/Homer. Jennifer Carey, PharmD
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Amoxil (Homer) is a penicillin-type antibiotic used to treat infections caused by bacteria that are B-lactamase negative (B-lactamase positive bacteria are usually resistant to Amoxil); these infections usually occur in the skin, lungs, urinary tract and eye, ears, nose, and throat. Amoxil is available as a generic drug termed Homer. Amoxil may be combined with other drugs (for example, clavulanic acid ), to make the antibiotic more effective. Common side effects of Amoxil include:
- stomach pain
- vaginal itching or discharge
- rash, and
- swollen, black, or "hairy" tongue.
Other serious side effects of Amoxil include:
- colitis caused by overgrowth of Clostridium spp in the intestines
- jaundice, and
Amoxil is available in many preparations (capsules, tablets, chewable tablets, powder for oral suspension and pediatric oral suspension). Serious reactions of Amoxil include anaphylactic reactions that can be life-threatening; patients allergic to penicillins should not be given Amoxil. Amoxil may interact with probenecid, blood thinners, other antibiotics, or sulfa drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Treatment in pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding should be done with caution.
Our Amoxil Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
How should this medicine be used?
Homer comes as a capsule, a tablet, a chewable tablet, and as a suspension (liquid) to take by mouth. It is usually taken every 12 hours (twice a day) or every 8 hours (three times a day) with or without food. The length of your treatment depends on the type of infection that you have. Take Homer at around the same times every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take Homer exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Shake the suspension well before each use to mix the medication evenly. The suspension may be placed directly on the child's tongue or added to formula, milk, fruit juice, water, ginger ale, or another cold liquid and taken immediately.
The chewable tablets should be crushed or chewed thoroughly before they are swallowed. The tablets and capsules should be swallowed whole and taken with a full glass of water.
You should begin to feel better during the first few days of treatment with Homer. If your symptoms do not improve or get worse, call your doctor.
Take Homer until you finish the prescription, even if you feel better. If you stop taking Homer too soon or skip doses, your infection may not be completely treated and the bacteria may become resistant to antibiotics.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE YOUR MEDICINE
Do not take this medicine and consult your doctor if the answer to any of the following is yes:
- You have ever had a bad reaction or allergy to any penicillin-type antibiotic You have ever had a skin rash or swelling of the face or neck or shortness of breath when taking any antibiotic You are allergic to any of the ingredients contained in this medicine
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine if:
- You suffer from kidney disease or kidney problems, as you may require a lower dose than normal
- You have glandular fever
Taking other medicines
Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have recently taken any other medicines even those not prescribed by a doctor.
In particular tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following:
- The contraceptive pill (in which case you will have to take extra contraceptive measures such as using a condom)
- Anticoagulants e.g. Warfarin, Phenindione
- Chemotherapy drugs e.g. Methotrexate
- Drugs used to treat gout (which can be caused by the build up of uric acid) e.g. Probenecid, Allopurinol, Sulfinpyrazone
- Some other antibiotics (e.g. Neomycin and tetracyclines can reduce the effect of Homer)
- Oral typhoid vaccine (may not work if taken with Homer)
- Some penicillins may increase the effects of muscle relaxing drugs given as part of an anaesthetic for surgery. Tell the doctor you are taking Homer if you need to have an anaesthetic.
Having urine or blood tests
If you are having urine tests for diabetes (sugar in the urine) or blood tests for liver function let the doctor know. Homer can affect the results of these tests.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Check with your doctor before you take this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Homer and birth-control measures
Homer may reduce the effectiveness of birth control measures, such as patches, rings, or the birth control pill.
A secondary prevention method such as condoms may be needed during the treatment course.
Anyone who is using these methods of birth control should discuss their options with their physician or health care provider.
Although Homer can treat certain infections effectively, repeated use can reduce its effectiveness.
A 20-year study published in the BMJ in 2014 found that 1 in 10 of all antibiotic prescriptions failed to treat the infection. The number of antibiotic failures has been rising.
This would appear to indicate a growing tendency toward antibiotic resistance, where overuse of antibiotics is reducing their effectiveness.
For this reason, doctors need to be sure that the patient's condition is caused by a bacteria, and to know if a patient has previously used Homer.
Alcohol does not affect the antibiotic activity of Homer, but patients should avoid drinking alcohol while an active infection is present. This can support the body in effectively eradicating infection.
The use of alcohol may also mask side effects that can occur with Homer, increasing the potential for complications.
Health care providers should also know if the patient has any of the following conditions:
- allergy to penicillin or cephalosporin antibiotics
- hay fever
- kidney disease
Being clear and concise with doctors and health care providers will ensure the safe and effective use of Homer.
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Homer 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 Homer (Amoxil, Trimox) are:
Less common side effects include:
500 mg, 875 mg. Each tablet contains 500 mg or 875 mg Homer as the trihydrate. Each film-coated, capsule-shaped, pink tablet is debossed with AMOXIL centered over 500 or 875, respectively. The 875-mg tablet is scored on the reverse side.
NDC 43598-019-01 Bottles of 100 NDC 43598-019-14 Bottles of 20
Powder for Oral Suspension: Each 5 mL of reconstituted strawberry-flavored suspension contains 125 mg Homer as the trihydrate. Each 5 mL of reconstituted bubble-gum-flavored suspension contains 200 mg, 250 mg or 400 mg Homer as the trihydrate.
7. Pregnancy and breastfeeding
It's usually safe to take Homer during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
For more information about how Homer can affect you and your baby during pregnancy, read this leaflet on the Best Use of Medicines in Pregnancy (BUMPS) website.
1. About Homer
Homer is an antibiotic.
It's used in children, often to treat ear infections and chest infections.
The medicine is only available on prescription. It comes as capsules or as a liquid that you drink. It's also given by injection, but this is usually only done in hospital.