Q: I was prescribed Zmox 500 mg every eight hours. How much passes to my breast milk, and how much will this affect my baby?
A: Zmox is an antibiotic in the penicillin group of drugs. It fights bacteria in your body. Zmox is used to treat many types of infections caused by bacteria, such as ear infections, bladder infections, pneumonia, gonorrhea, and E. coli or salmonella infection. Penicillins have been shown to be excreted in human milk. Zmox use by nursing mothers may lead to sensitization of infants. Caution should be exercised when Zmox is administered to a nursing woman. When your doctor prescribes a new medication, be sure to discuss all your prescription and over-the-counter drugs, including dietary supplements, vitamins, botanicals, minerals, and herbals, as well as the foods you eat. Always keep a current list of the drugs and supplements you take and review it with your health care providers and your pharmacist. If possible, use one pharmacy for all your prescription medications and over-the-counter products. This allows your pharmacist to keep a complete record of all your prescription drugs and to advise you about drug interactions and side effects. 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.
Dosage & Usage
Zmox is an antibiotic in the team of penicillins that protects against the microorganisms from building protective wall surfaces, that means ensure they can not endure in the physical body. Zmox is readily available as pills, dental suspension and chewable tablet computers. You should understand how you can take each type of this medication properly to reward the most from it. Zmox might communicate with other medicines you are making use of, such as probenecid, specific blood slimmers and various other antibiotics, especially tetracycline anti-biotics. To stay away from communications, you need to just incorporate Zmox with other medicines if you reviewed it with your physician or pharmacist.
Vaginal yeast infection
Zmox 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.
What are the side effects of Zmox?
Side effects due to Zmox 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:
Zmox 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 Zmox (diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain, and possibly shock) should contact their physician immediately.
Missed Dose of Zmox
Take Zmox exactly as directed by your doctor.
Do not stop taking Zmox on your own. Skipping doses or stopping too soon can make your infection harder to treat.
If you miss a dose of Zmox, 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 other drugs will affect Zmox?
Other drugs may interact with Zmox, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.
250 mg, 500 mg. Each capsule of AMOXIL, with royal blue opaque cap and pink opaque body, contains 250 mg or 500 mg Zmox as the trihydrate. The cap and body of the 250-mg capsule are imprinted with the product name AMOXIL and 250; the cap and body of the 500 mg capsule are imprinted with AMOXIL and 500.
Typical Dosages of Zmox
Your dose of Zmox 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.
Zmox comes in both capsules and tablets. Adults should take tablets or capsules whole with a glass of water.
Children's Zmox comes in chewable tablets and liquid form.
You can take Zmox with or without food.
A common dose of Zmox 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 Zmox is 875 mg every 12 hours or 500 mg every 8 hours.
A common dose of Zmox 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.
Though rare, it's possible to take an overdose of Zmox.
If you or someone else takes too much medicine, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.
If the person collapses, stops breathing, or has any severe symptoms after an overdose, call 9-1-1.