Amoxicillin is a drug against various types of microorganisms, both gram-positive and gram-negative. Its action is far from universal, since there are microorganisms that are resistant to the action of amoxicillin. In particular, these are bacteria capable of producing beta-lactamase, which neutralizes the antibiotic. Therefore, often amoxicillin is produced in combination with clavulanic acid, which protects it from the action of beta-lactamase.
Capsules are taken directly as a whole, without chewing before or after a meal, with plenty of water. Consume 500 mg 3 times / day.
Amoxicillin side effects
From the gastrointestinal tract: rarely – diarrhea, itching in the anus; dyspepsia is possible; in some cases – pseudomembranous and hemorrhagic colitis.
From the urinary system: rarely – the development of interstitial nephritis.
From the hemopoietic organs: rarely – agranulocytosis, thrombocytopenia.
Allergic reactions: skin reactions, in the form of specific maculopapular rash; rarely – erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome; in some cases – anaphylactic shock, angioedema.