Active Ingredients: Amoxicillin
This lesion is more susceptible to bacterial colonization than is normal, undamaged endothelium. Although bacteremia is a frequent problem after many invasive procedures, only certain bacteria commonly cause endocarditis. Vegetation can develop following a bacteremia with one of these organisms.
This vegetation is composed of fibrin, platelets, red blood cells, a few white blood cells and the infecting microorganisms.
The incidence of endocarditis following most procedures is low in patients with underlying cardiac disease. According to the American Heart Association AHA, 2 a reasonable approach to endocarditis prophylaxis should consider the following points: The degree to which the patient's underlying condition creates a risk of endocarditis.
The apparent risk of bacteremia with the procedure. The potential adverse effects of the prophylactic antimicrobial agent to be used.
The cost-benefit aspects of the recommended prophylactic regimen. To make sure Amoxil is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have: kidney disease; diarrhea caused by taking antibiotics; or food or drug allergies especially to a cephalosporin antibiotic such as Omnicef, Cefzil, Ceftin, Keflex, and others.
It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
Ask your doctor about using a non-hormonal birth control condom, diaphragm, cervical cap, or contraceptive sponge to prevent pregnancy. Ask your doctor about any risk.
How should I take Amoxil? Take Amoxil exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Take Amoxil at the same time each day. Shake the oral suspension liquid before you measure a dose.
Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided, or use a medicine dose-measuring device not a kitchen spoon.
Drink all of the mixture right away. Tell your doctor if you're taking these medicines before you start taking amoxicillin: methotrexate a blood thinner called warfarin gout medicines called probenecid and allopurinol other antibiotics Mixing amoxicillin with herbal remedies and supplements There are no known problems with taking herbal remedies and supplements alongside amoxicillin.
Important For safety, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you're taking any other medicines, including herbal remedies, vitamins or supplements.
Common questions How does amoxicillin work?
Amoxicillin is a similar antibiotic to penicillin. It works by killing the bacteria that cause the infection. When will I feel better?
For most infections, you should feel better within a few days. It's very important that you keep taking amoxicillin until your course is finished.