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Drug name: AMOXICILLIN (Amoxycillin) General details Broad spectrum Antibiotics act against both Gram +ve and

Gram ve organisms, however they are ineffective against penicillinases inc. those produced by the Staphylococcus aureus and common bacilli as E.coli. Due to over prescribing in the past, more organisms are resistant to B.S.A.s than before. Amoxicillin is absorbed in half the quantity if taken by mouth or if food is in the gut. How taken Tablet Intramuscular injection Intravenous injection Side effects Symptom Diarrhoea Rash Rare Vomiting Wheezing mouth/tongue Rare Dosage 125mg once daily or 250 mg twice daily Occurrence Common Common Nausea Rare Rare Swollen Duration of action 4-8hrs considerations

Drug class Broad Spectrum Antibiotic Trade names Amoxicillin Amoxil Availability Prescription Only

The contagious risk of the patients ailment. Dietary advice Take on an empty stomach

Discontinue use if any side effects occur.

Other drug interactions May reduce effectiveness of oral contraceptive pill and increase the risk of breakthrough bleeding. It may also alter the anticoagulant effect of anticoagulant drugs pts need to be monitored closely

Special precautions Penicillin hypersensitivity. Advise your doctor if you have a long term kidney problem, have any allergies, have ulcerative colitis, have glandular fever or have chronic leukaemia.