500 mg, 875 mg. Each tablet contains 500 mg or 875 mg Lactamox 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.
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Lactamox (Amoxil) is a prescribed medicine specially planned for the therapy of bacteria-induced infections. It could be recommended by your medical carrier if you have been detected with gonorrhea, ear infections, bladder infections, pneumonia, or E. coli.
See to it you constantly take Lactamox as suggested, observing the amount extremely carefully. It's particularly important to take the whole quantity of this medication suggested, as quiting before it's time may result in a relapse of infection. Your blood, along with your renal or liver function need to be checked before you could securely take Lactamox. Make sure you see your medical service provider routinely to see if every little thing is going equally as planned.
Dizziness occurs when you feel lightheaded, like you might faint, being unsteady, or experiencing a loss of balance or vertigo (a feeling that you or the room is spinning or moving).
Most causes of dizziness are not serious and either quickly get better on their own or are easily treated.
Tell your doctor all of the medications you are currently taking before they prescribe you Lactamox. To prevent dizziness, avoid drinking alcohol when on Lactamox.
Avoid driving until you know how Lactamox will affect you. If you get dizzy, sit down for a moment and see if it passes. Keep your head elevated with a pillow if you lie down.
Dizziness may be a symptom of anemia or an allergic reaction.
If dizziness is severe or combined with symptoms like shortness of breath or swelling of the lips, face, or tongue, a severe allergic reaction could be present. Seek immediate medical attention.
What is Lactamox?
Lactamox is a broad-spectrum penicillin antibiotic used to treat various infections caused by susceptible strains of bacteria. Lactamox is sold per capsule or per tablet and requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
NOTE: Lactamox is also available in a suspension as Lactamox Drops.
Drugs that increase the risk of side effects from Lactamox
Taking Lactamox with certain medications raises your risk of side effects from Lactamox. This is because the amount of Lactamox in your body may be increased. Examples of these drugs include:
- Probenecid: If you use these drugs together, your doctor will likely keep your dosage of Lactamox the same.
- Allopurinol: If you use these drugs together, you may develop a rash.
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This list may not describe all the potential side effects of Lactamox. If you are experiencing any adverse effects of any drug that isn’t listed here, call your doctor for advice.
COMMON BRAND(S): Augmentin
GENERIC NAME(S): Lactamox-Pot Clavulanate
Lactamox/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.
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms, stop taking Lactamox and call your doctor immediately or get emergency medical treatment:
- skin blisters or peeling
- difficulty swallowing or breathing
- swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, and eyes
- severe diarrhea (watery or bloody stools) that may occur with or without fever and stomach cramps (may occur up to 2 months or more after your treatment)
Lactamox may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.
If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch) or by phone (1-800-332-1088).
Lactamox is given to treat a bacterial infection. It is mainly prescribed for sinus and chest infections, urine infections, ear infections, and some dental infections. You may also be prescribed it to prevent an infection from occurring if you are at particular risk of getting an infection. Lactamox is a penicillin antibiotic which treats infection by killing the germs (bacteria) responsible for the infection.
Some drugs may affect the way Lactamox works, and Lactamox 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.
Lactamox may make certain types of birth control pills less effective.
Drugs known to interact with Lactamox 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 Lactamox can affect some urine tests. Ask your doctor about urine testing while on Lactamox.
Q: What is Lactamox?
A: Amoxil (Lactamox) 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. Lactamox 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.
Skin rashes when taking Lactamox can be common, especially in children. According to Texas Children’s Hospital, an estimated 5 to 10 percent of children taking Lactamox will experience a skin rash. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if the rash is because of an allergy or not.
Most people notice a skin rash while taking Lactamox after they’ve taken it for three to five days. The rash may have small, flat or raised red patches unevenly spaced on the skin. Sometimes, they’re itchy and usually start on the chest, stomach, or back.
The rash from Lactamox is different from an allergic reaction or hives. Hives are raised, itchy, welts that usually pop up within hours after taking the medicine. A person may also have symptoms such as trouble breathing or swallowing.
If a person has a true allergic reaction to Lactamox, they should seek emergency medical attention if they are having problems breathing. If they can take an antihistamine like diphenhydramine (Benadryl), it may help the itching. They should call their doctor and ask for a prescription for another antibiotic “family” if they are truly allergic.
If the rash isn’t an allergy, it should go away after a few days. Some people may apply an anti-itch cream.
Lactamox isn't suitable for some people. To make sure Lactamox is safe for you, tell your doctor if you:
- have had an allergic reaction to Lactamox or penicillin or any other medicines in the past
- have liver or kidney problems
- have recently had, or are about to have, any vaccinations