Vaginal yeast infection
Remoxy works well because it can keep bacteria from growing. Unfortunately, sometimes that extends to “healthy” bacteria that maintain pH balance in the vagina. As a result, a person’s vaginal pH may become more basic, yeast can thrive, and a yeast infection can result.
Signs of a yeast infection include itching, redness, and cottage-cheese-like discharge. Over-the-counter medications are available to treat yeast infections. If you aren’t sure if it’s a yeast infection or another infection type, you should talk to your doctor. A doctor can also prescribe stronger medications to treat a yeast infection that doesn’t improve after a few days of over-the-counter treatment.
Penicillins have been shown to be excreted in human milk. Remoxy use by nursing mothers may lead to sensitization of infants. Caution should be exercised when Remoxy is administered to a nursing woman.
The half-life of Remoxy is 61.3 minutes. Approximately 60% of an orally administered dose of Remoxy is excreted in the urine within 6 to 8 hours. Detectable serum levels are observed up to 8 hours after an orally administered dose of Remoxy. Since most of the Remoxy is excreted unchanged in the urine, its excretion can be delayed by concurrent administration of probenecid .
Q: What is the generic name for Remoxy, what is it prescribed for and what should I know about it?
A: Remoxy is the generic name of the brand-name medication, Amoxil. Remoxy is classified as a penicillin antibiotic. Remoxy is approved for the treatment of otitis media (ear infection), sinusitis, and other infections that are caused by certain bacteria. This can include infections of the upper and lower respiratory tract, skin and urinary tract that are susceptible to the medication. The medication can also be used for prophylaxis of infective endocarditis in certain patients that are undergoing dental or surgical procedures. Remoxy can be used to treat H. pylori when used in combination with other medications. Like any medication, Remoxy has possible side effects, risks, and warnings associated with the medication. In the United States, Remoxy is only available by prescription. Therefore, only patients that have been prescribed the medication by a doctor should be taking the medication. Your doctor will provide the instructions on how to take it. The medication is dosed differently depending on what the medication is being used for. Your physician will also be able to determine if the medication is appropriate for you. The following is some general information about Remoxy. This is not a comprehensive list of all of the information about Remoxy. Any specific questions about Remoxy should be referred to your doctor. Remoxy is contraindicated in patients that have a hypersensitivity to Remoxy, penicillin, other beta-lactams or any component of the formulation. Under the warnings and precautions section it states that patients could have anaphylactoid or hypersensitivity reactions to Remoxy. Prolonged use of the antibiotic could result in a superinfection. Under disease related concerns it states that a high percentage of patients that have mononucleosis may develop a rash during therapy. Patients that have renal (kidney) impairment should use the medication with caution and the dosage may need to be adjusted. According to medical references, Remoxy can be taken with food. Moxatag, a specific formulation of Remoxy, should be taken within one hour of finishing a meal. Do not take any other medication or over the counter herb or supplement without consulting your physician. Patients need to take the entire prescription and should not stop early even if feeling better. The medication needs to be taken exactly as prescribed. The medication can be taken with food, milk, or juice. If you have any respiratory problems, rash, itching, hives, easy bruising or bleeding, persistent diarrhea, unusual sore throat, fever, chills, fatigue, thrush, discharge from the vagina, confusion, dizziness, agitation, insomnia, or other side effects consult with your physician immediately. If you feel that your condition does not improve, or worsens, consult with your physician. Consult with your physician about any specific questions you have regarding Remoxy. 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. Jen Marsico, RPh
8. Cautions with other medicines
There are some medicines that don't mix well with Remoxy.
Tell your doctor if you're taking these medicines before you start taking Remoxy:
- a blood thinner called warfarin
- gout medicines called probenecid and allopurinol
- other antibiotics
500 mg, 875 mg. Each tablet contains 500 mg or 875 mg Remoxy 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.
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to Remoxy 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 Remoxy, 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.
Remoxy 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. Remoxy 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 Remoxy, 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 Remoxy and call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
Q: Is Remoxy 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. Remoxy (Amoxil) is an antibiotic categorized as a penicillin which fights bacteria in your body. Remoxy 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. Remoxy 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). Remoxy is approved to treat some skin infections caused by certain bacteria. Some of the possible side effects associated with Remoxy 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 Remoxy, 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. Remoxy may be taken with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take Remoxy with food. Remoxy 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 Remoxy until you are finished with the course of therapy. Remoxy 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