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Mylan-Amoxicillin

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amoxicillin


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DIN (Drug Identification Number)

02238171 MYLAN-AMOXICILLIN 250MG CAPSULE
02238172 MYLAN-AMOXICILLIN 500MG CAPSULE

How does this medication work? What will it do for me?

Amoxicillin belongs to the group of medications known as antibiotics, specifically to the family of antibiotics known as penicillins. It is used to treat infections caused by certain types of bacteria. It kills some types of bacteria that can cause infections of the ear, sinus, chest or lung, bone, bladder, and throat.

It may also be used to kill some types of bacteria that can cause infection in the stomach or small intestine, chlamydia (in pregnant and breast-feeding women), lyme disease, or typhoid fever (in children). Amoxicillin may also be used for prevention of infections that can be caused by certain dental or medical procedures.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

How should I use this medication?

The recommended adult dose of amoxicillin varies widely depending on the age group and the condition being treated, but the medication is usually taken in 3 daily doses, once every 8 hours. Amoxicillin can be taken with or without meals.

Finish all this medication, even if you have started to feel better.

For the liquid form of amoxicillin, use an oral syringe to measure each dose of the liquid, as it gives a more accurate measurement than household teaspoons.

Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does this medication come in?

250 mg
Each hard gelatin capsule filled with an off-white powder, with gold opaque body, printed with "AX250" in black, and red opaque cap, printed with "G" in black, contains amoxicillin trihydrate equivalent to amoxicillin 250 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, D&C Red No. 28, D&C Red No. 33, D&C Yellow No. 10, FD&C Blue No. 1, FD&C Yellow No. 6, gelatin, magnesium stearate, sodium starch glycolate, talc, and titanium dioxide.

500 mg
Each hard gelatin capsule filled with an off-white powder, with gold opaque body, printed with "AX500" in black, and red opaque cap, printed with "G" in black, contains amoxicillin trihydrate equivalent to amoxicillin 500 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, D&C Red No. 28, D&C Red No. 33, D&C Yellow No. 10, FD&C Blue No. 1, FD&C Yellow No. 6, gelatin, magnesium stearate, sodium starch glycolate, talc, and titanium dioxide.

Who should NOT take this medication?

Amoxicillin should not be taken by anyone who:

  • is allergic to amoxicillin or to any of the ingredients of the medication
  • is allergic to the class of antibiotics called cephalosporins


 

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