What is Amoxicat?

 

Penicillins are used to treat infections caused by bacteria. They work by killing the bacteria or preventing their growth.

There are several different kinds of penicillins. Each is used to treat different kinds of infections. One kind of penicillin usually may not be used in place of another. In addition, penicillins are used to treat bacterial infections in many different parts of the body. They are sometimes given with other antibacterial medicines (antibiotics). Some of the penicillins may also be used for other problems as determined by your doctor. However, none of the penicillins will work for colds, flu, or other virus infections.

Penicillins are available only with your doctor’s prescription.

Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in product labeling, penicillins are used in certain patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Chlamydia infections in pregnant women—Amoxicat and ampicillin
  • Gas gangrene—Penicillin G
  • Helicobacter pylori-associated gastritis or peptic ulcer disease—Amoxicat
  • Leptospirosis—Ampicillin and penicillin G
  • Lyme disease—Amoxicat and penicillin V
  • Typhoid fever—Amoxicat and ampicillin

AMOXICAT INDICATIONS

An indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains.

Infections of the Ear, Nose, and Throat

Amoxicat Capsules, Amoxicat for oral suspension, Amoxicat tablets (chewable) are indicated in the treatment of infections due to susceptible (ONLY β-lactamase–negative) isolates of Streptococcus species (α- and β-hemolytic isolates only), Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus spp., or Haemophilus influenzae.

Infections of the Genitourinary Tract

Amoxicat Capsules, Amoxicat for oral suspension, Amoxicat tablets (chewable) are indicated in the treatment of infections due to susceptible (ONLY β-lactamase–negative) isolates of Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, or Enterococcus faecalis.

Infections of the Skin and Skin Structure

Amoxicat Capsules, Amoxicat for oral suspension, Amoxicat tablets (chewable) are indicated in the treatment of infections due to susceptible (ONLY β-lactamase-negative) isolates of Streptococcus spp. (α- and β-hemolytic isolates only), Staphylococcus spp., or E. coli.

Infections of the Lower Respiratory Tract

Amoxicat Capsules, Amoxicat for oral suspension, Amoxicat tablets (chewable) are indicated in the treatment of infections due to susceptible (ONLY β-lactamase-negative) isolates of Streptococcus spp. (α- and β-hemolytic isolates only), S. pneumoniae, Staphylococcus spp., or H. influenzae.

Helicobacter pylori Infection

Triple therapy for Helicobacter pylori with clarithromycin and lansoprazole:

Penicillins are used to treat infections caused by bacteria.
Penicillins are used to treat infections caused by bacteria.

Amoxicat, in combination with clarithromycin plus lansoprazole as triple therapy, is indicated for the treatment of patients with H. pylori infection and duodenal ulcer disease (active or 1 year history of a duodenal ulcer) to eradicate H. pylori. Eradication of H. pylori has been shown to reduce the risk of duodenal ulcer recurrence.

Dual therapy for H. pylori with lansoprazole:

Amoxicat, in combination with lansoprazole delayed-release capsules as dual therapy, is indicated for the treatment of patients with H. pylori infection and duodenal ulcer disease (active or 1 year history of a duodenal ulcer) who are either allergic or intolerant to clarithromycin or in whom resistance to clarithromycin is known or suspected. Eradication of H. pylori has been shown to reduce the risk of duodenal ulcer recurrence.

Usage

To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of Amoxicat and other antibacterial drugs, Amoxicat should be used only to treat infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria. When culture and susceptibility information are available, they should be considered in selecting or modifying antibacterial therapy. In the absence of such data, local epidemiology and susceptibility patterns may contribute to the empiric selection of therapy.

HOW SHOULD I USE AMOXICAT?

Use Amoxicat suspension as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take Amoxicat suspension by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation.
  • Shake well before each use.
  • Use a measuring device marked for medicine dosing. Ask your pharmacist for help if you are unsure of how to measure your dose.
  • Amoxicat suspension may be mixed with formula, milk, fruit juice, water, ginger ale, or other cold drinks. If you mix Amoxicat suspension, take it at once after mixing. Be sure that the entire dose is swallowed.
  • To clear up your infection completely, take Amoxicat suspension for the full course of treatment. Keep taking it even if you feel better in a few days.
  • If you miss a dose of Amoxicat suspension, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Amoxicat suspension.

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