Amoxicillin is a penicillin-based antibiotic that fights against bacteria. Amoxicillin is used in treating many types of bacterial infections such as, Strep Throat, dental infections, and even syphilis.  It can treat some bacterial infections of the ear, nose, throat, and urinary tract. Like all antibiotics, Amoxicillin is not effective against viruses such as the common cold and Influenza.

How Should I Use This Medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on your prescription label. You may take this medicine with food or on an empty stomach. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Take all your medicine as directed even if you think you are better. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine early. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Over Dosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.   

Where Should I Keep My Medicine?

Keep out of reach of children. Store between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Keep bottle closed tightly. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

What Should I Watch For While Using This Medicine?

Tell your health care professional if your symptoms do not improve in 3-4 days. Take all the doses of your medicine as directed. If you develop rash or throat swelling, stop the medicine and contact your doctor. Do not treat diarrhea with over-the-counter products. Contact your provider if you have diarrhea that lasts more than 2 days or if the diarrhea is severe or watery. For women: antibiotics can weaken the effects of oral birth control pills, please use alternative birth control until you have finished your medication and have your next period.

NOTE: This is a summary. It does not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. For a full list of possible side effects visit