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Amoxil 500mg Capsules, 10 Capsules
Amoxil 500mg is an antibiotic that comes in 500mg capsules. It’s used to treat infections caused by bacteria in different parts of the body, and can also be used in combination with other medicines to treat stomach ulcers. Amoxicillin is a member of the penicillin family of antibiotics, which means it’s effective against a wide range of bacteria. This makes it a commonly prescribed medication for various types of bacterial infections.
Amoxil 500mg capsules are available in a pack containing 10 capsules. Each capsule contains 500mg of amoxicillin, the active ingredient. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and complete the full course even if you start feeling better. This ensures that all the bacteria causing your infection are eliminated, preventing any chance of recurrence.
These capsules are easy to swallow and can be taken with or without food. However, it is recommended to take them after meals as it can help reduce stomach upset. It’s also important to drink plenty of water while taking Amoxil 500mg to prevent dehydration.
When using Amoxil 500mg, it’s essential to complete the course.
What infections is Amoxil 500mg used for?
- Infections of the upper respiratory tract, including infections of the ears, nose and throat: Acute otitis media, acute sinusitis and bacterial pharyngitis
- Infections of the lower respiratory tract: Acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, community-acquired pneumonia
- Infections of the lower urinary tract: Cystitis
- Prophylaxis of endocarditis in patients at risk i.e. surgery in the oral cavity or upper airways
- Consideration should be given to official guidance on the appropriate use of antibacterial agents
- Susceptibility of the causative organism to the treatment should be tested (if possible), although therapy may be initiated before the results are available.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use Amoxil 500mg Capsules?
Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast-feeding
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What is the price of Amoxil 500mg Capsules in Nigeria?
The price of Amoxil 500mg Capsules is N3,150
Where can you buy Amoxil 500mg Capsules In Nigeria?
You can Buy Amoxil 500mg Capsules at Asset Pharmacy Lagos Nigeria, Nigeria’s Largest Online Pharmacy.
Amoxil 500mg Capsules is a prescription drug that legally requires a medical prescription to be dispensed.
To order this product you confirm that you are under the care of your doctor or consultant and have been given permission by them for purchase, fulfillment & use in treatment with their written consent.
You will be required to send Asset Pharmacy your prescription
How to Use
How to use Amoxil 500mg Capsules
How to take Amoxil
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
- Swallow with water without opening capsule.
- Space the doses evenly during the day, at least 4 hours apart
The recommended dose is:
Children weighing less than 40 kg
All doses are worked out depending on the child’s body weight in kilograms.
- Your doctor will advise you how much Amoxil you should give to your baby or child.
- The usual dose is 40 mg to 90 mg for each kilogram of body weight a day, given in two or three divided doses.
- The maximum recommended dose is 100 mg for each kilogram of body weight a day.
Adults, elderly patients and children weighing 40 kg or more
The usual dose of Amoxil is 250 mg to 500 mg three times a day or 750 mg to 1 g every 12 hours, depending on the severity and type of infection.
- Severe infections: 750 mg to 1 g three times a day.
- Urinary tract infection: 3 g twice daily for one day.
- Lyme disease (an infection spread by parasites called ticks): Isolated erythema migrans (early stage – red or pink circular rash): 4 g a day, Systemic manifestations (late stage – for more serious symptoms or when the disease spreads around your body): up to 6 g a day.
- Stomach ulcers: one 750 mg or one 1 g dose twice a day for 7 days with other antibiotics and medicines to treat stomach ulcers.
- To prevent heart infection during surgery: the dose will vary according to the type of surgery. Other medicines may also be given at the same time. Your doctor, pharmacist or nurse can give you more details.
- The maximum recommended dose is 6 g per day.
If you have kidney problems the dose might be lower than the usual dose.
If you take more Amoxil than you should
If you have taken too much Amoxil, signs might be an upset stomach (feeling sick, being sick or diarrhoea) or crystals in the urine, which may be seen as cloudy urine, or problems passing urine.
Talk to your doctor as soon as possible. Take the medicine to show the doctor.
If you forget to take Amoxil
- If you forget to take a dose don’t worry, take it as soon as you remember.
- Don’t take the next dose too soon, wait about 4 hours before taking the next dose.
- Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
How long should you take Amoxil for?
- Keep taking Amoxil for as long as your doctor has told you to, even if you feel better. You need every dose to help fight the infection. If some bacteria survive they can cause the infection to come back.
- Once you finish treatment, if you still feel unwell you should go back to see the doctor.
Thrush (a yeast infection of moist areas of the body which can cause soreness, itching and white discharge) may develop if Amoxil is used for a long time. If this occurs, tell your doctor.
If you take Amoxil for a long time, your doctor may perform additional tests to check your kidneys, liver and blood are working normally.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Product Information of Amoxil 500mg Capsules
What you need to know before you take Amoxil
Do not take Amoxil:
- if you are allergic to Amoxil, penicillin or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
- if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any antibiotic. This can include a skin rash or swelling of the face or throat.
Do not take Amoxil if any of the above apply. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Amoxil.
Warnings and Precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Amoxil if you:
- have glandular fever (fever, sore throat, swollen glands and extreme tiredness)
- have kidney problems
- are not urinating regularly
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Amoxil.
Blood and urine tests
If you are having:
- Urine tests (glucose) or blood tests for liver function
- Oestriol tests (used during pregnancy to check the baby is developing normally)
Tell your doctor or pharmacist that you are taking Amoxil. This is because Amoxil can affect the results of these tests.
Other medicines and Amoxil
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
- If you are taking allopurinol (used for gout) with Amoxil, it may be more likely that you will have an allergic skin reaction.
- If you are taking probenecid (used for gout), your doctor may decide to adjust your dose of Amoxil.
- If you are taking medicines to help stop blood clots (such as warfarin), you may need extra blood tests.
- If you are taking other antibiotics (such as tetracycline) Amoxil may be less effective.
- If you are taking methotrexate (used for the treatment of cancer and severe psoriasis) Amoxil may cause an increase in side effects.
Taking Amoxil capsules with food and drink
Amoxil capsules do not have known interactions with food or drink.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Driving and using machines
Amoxil can have side effects and the symptoms (such as allergic reactions, dizziness and convulsions) may make you unfit to drive.
Do not drive or operate machinery unless you are feeling well.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Amoxil Capsules
Amoxil 250mg capsules contain Carmoisine (E122) which may cause allergic reactions.
Amoxil 500mg capsules contain Carmoisine (E122) which may cause allergic reactions.
Side Effects of Amoxil 500mg Capsules
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Stop taking Amoxil and see a doctor straight away, if you notice any of the following serious side effects – you may need urgent medical treatment:
The following are very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people)
- Allergic reactions, the signs may include: skin itching or rash, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, body or breathing difficulties. These can be serious and occasionally deaths have occurred
- Rash or pinpoint flat red round spots under the skin surface or bruising of the skin. This is due to inflammation of blood vessel walls due to an allergic reaction. It can be associated with joint pain (arthritis) and kidney problems
- A delayed allergic reaction can occur usually 7 to 12 days after having Amoxil, some signs include: rashes, fever, joint pains and enlargement of the lymph nodes especially under the arms
- A skin reaction known as ‘erythema multiforme’ where you may develop: itchy reddish purple patches on the skin especially on the palms of the hands or soles of the feet, ‘hive-like’ raised swollen areas on the skin, tender areas on the surfaces of the mouth, eyes and private parts. You may have a fever and be very tired
- Other severe skin reactions can include: changes in skin colour, bumps under the skin, blistering, pustules, peeling, redness, pain, itching, scaling. These may be associated with fever, headaches and body aches
- Flu-like symptoms with a rash, fever, swollen glands, and abnormal blood test results (including increased white blood cells (eosinophilia) and liver enzymes) (Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS)).
- High temperature (fever), chills, a sore throat or other signs of an infection, or if you bruise easily. These may be signs of a problem with your blood cells
- The Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction which occurs during treatment with Amoxil for Lyme disease and causes fever, chills, headache, muscle pain and skin rash.
- Inflammation of the large bowel (colon) with diarrhoea sometimes containing blood, pain and fever
- Serious liver side effects may occur which are often reversible. Hepatitis and cholestatic jaundice, They are mainly associated with people having treatment over a long period, males and the elderly. You must tell your doctor urgently if you get:
- severe diarrhoea with bleeding
- blisters, redness or bruising of the skin
- darker urine or paler stools
- yellowing of the skin or the whites of the eyes (jaundice). See also anaemia below which might result in jaundice.
These can happen when having the medicine or for up to several weeks after.
If any of the above happen stop taking the medicine and see your doctor straight away.
Sometimes you may get less severe skin reactions such as:
- a mildly itchy rash (round, pink-red patches), ‘hive-like’ swollen areas on forearms, legs, palms, hands or feet. This is uncommon (affects less than 1 in 100 people).
If you have any of these talk to your doctor as Amoxil will need to be stopped.
The following side effects have been reported at the approximate frequencies shown:
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
- Skin rash
- Feeling sick (nausea)
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
- Being sick (vomiting)
Very Rare (may affects up to 1 in 10,000 people):
- Thrush (a yeast infection of the vagina, mouth or skin folds), you can get treatment for thrush from your doctor or pharmacist
- Kidney problems
- Fits (convulsions), seen in patients on high doses or with kidney problems
- Crystals in the urine, which may be seen as cloudy urine, or difficulty or discomfort in passing urine. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids to reduce the chance of these symptoms
- The tongue may change to yellow, brown or black and it may have a hairy appearance
- An excessive breakdown of red blood cells causing a form of anaemia. Signs include: tiredness, headaches, shortness of breath, dizziness, looking pale and yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes
- The blood may take longer to clot than it normally would. You may notice this if you have a nosebleed or cut yourself.
- Low number of white blood cells
- Low number of cells involved with blood clotting
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
Product Ingredients of Amoxil 500mg Capsules
- The active ingredient is Amoxicillin (as amoxicillin trihydrate)
- The other ingredients are Magnesium Stearate (E572) and Colloidal Anhydrous Silica. 500mg capsule shells contain Gelatin, Carmoisine (E122), Quinoline Yellow (E104), Titanium Dioxide (E171), and Iron Oxide Yellow (E172). The printing ink contains Shellac, Dehydrated Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Butyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Black Iron Oxide (E 172) and Purified water.
How to store
How to store Amoxil 500mg Capsules
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
The capsules must be kept in their original package and stored in a dry place below 25°C. Do not use Amoxicillin after the expiry date that is stated on the outer packaging. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not use this medicine if there are visible signs of deterioration.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
Patient Information Leaflet
This product requires a prescription from your Doctor.
Please follow the instruction received from the pharmacy on how to forward your prescription to the pharmacy after you have paid for the medicine.
A prescription drug is a pharmaceutical medication that legally requires a medical prescription to be dispensed.
To order this product you confirm that you are under the care of your doctor or consultant and have been given permission by them for purchase, fulfillment & use in treatment with their written consent
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