Amoxicillin

  • TRADE NAMES: A-Gram; Acimox; Almodan; Amodex; Amoxil (GSK); Apo-Amoxi; Augmentin (GSK); Clamoxyl; Clavulin (GSK); Eupen; Fisamox; Lin-Amnox; Novamoxin; Nu-Amoxi; Prevpac (TAP); Pro-Amox; Trimox (Bristol-Myers Squibb)
  • INDICATIONS: Infections of the respiratory tract, skin and urinary tract
  • SYNONYM: amoxycillin
  • CLASS: Antibiotic; penicillin
  • HALF-LIFE: 0.7–1.4 hours
CLINICALLY IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INTERACTIONS WITH:

Allopurinol, Bromelain, Chloramphenicol, Demeclocycline, Doxycycline, Erythromycin, Imipenem/Cilastatin, Methotrexate, Minocycline, Omeprazole, Oxytetracycline, Sulfonamides, Tetracycline

PREGNANCY CATEGORY: B

Augmentin and Clavulin are trade names for a combination of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid. The International Nonproprietary Name for this combination is amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, and co-amoxiclav the British Approved Name.

Our database has 94 adverse reactions for this drug across the following areas

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SKIN.
MUCOSAL.
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.
ENDOCRINE/METABOLIC.
GASTROINTESTINAL/HEPATIC.
GENITOURINARY.
HEMATOLOGIC.
NEUROMUSCULAR/SKELETAL.
OCULAR.
RENAL.
RESPIRATORY.
OTHER.


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Page last updated 07/01/2020

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Incidence info

  • <1%
  • 1-5%
  • 5-10%
  • 10-15%
  • 15-20%
  • 20-30%
  • >30%

Seriousness info

  • Hospitalization possible
  • Life threatening
  • Fatal

Warnings in other populations info

  • Breast feeding
  • Geriatric
  • Pediatric
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