Amolix is a very widely used broad spectrum penicillin antibiotic. It is used as a first line drug in treatment of bacterial infections.
Composition of Amolix
The main ingredient of Amolix is amoxicillin. Amoxicillin is a semi synthetic antibiotic. It has a broad spectrum bactericidal action. It is a potent drug against n number of Gram- positive as well as Gram- negative bacteria.
Uses of Amolix
Amolix is used in:
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Throat Infection
- Skin Infection
- Infection of ear and nose.
- It is often used with Clarithromycin (Biaxin) as a treatment of gastric ulcers due to Helicobacter pylori infection.
- It is used along with Clarithromycin (Biaxin) to reduce stomach acid. The combination is known as Iansoprazole (Prevacid).
Side- Effects of Amolix
Side- effects with Amoxil are not very common, but there are a few side- effects attached to this drug. Many of these side- effects do not need attention as they resolve on their own. The side-effects of Amolix are:
- Abdominal cramps or tenderness
- Black, tarry stool or clay- colored stool
- Back, stomach or leg ache
- Peeling, loosening or blistering of skin
- Bleeding from gums
- Difficulty in breathing
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Fast heartbeat
- Swelling in body
- Increased thirst
- Heavy menstrual periods
- Joint pain or muscle pain
- Inflammation of joints
- Loss of appetite
- Pale skin
- Painful or burning micturation
- Dark colored urine
- Red and irritated eyes
- Swelling or puffiness of eyelids or around eyes.
- Sores, white spots, ulcers inside mouth or on lips
- Sore throat
- Swelling on lymph glands
- Bad odor from mouth
- Tiredness or fatigue
- Unusual weight loss
- Yellow skin or eyes
- Swollen, black or hairy tongue
- Vaginal discharge
- Easy bruising
If these side- effects get serious by time and do not show any sign of healing. It is better to consult your doctor.
Contraindications of Amolix
Tell your doctor beforehand if you are allergic to penicillin or cephalosporin antibiotics. Amolix is strictly prohibited if you have any history of allergy with this drug. Amolix hinder the effectiveness of oral contraceptives.
Also, tell your doctor if you have a history of any renal disease, liver disease, asthma, mononucleosis and drug or food allergy.
Pregnancy and Amolix
Amolix is considered safe to consume during pregnancy. It causes no side- effects to the baby. But, it is advisable to tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to get pregnant.
Amoxycillin with clavulanic acid
It is an antibiotic which is used to deal with bacterial infections. It is a combination antibiotic which has an increased spectrum of action and can restore the efficacy against the amoxicillin-resistant bacteria. The amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic. The development of bacteria can be stopped by this drug. Clavulanic acid belongs to the class of medicines called beta-lactamase inhibitors. It prevents bacteria from destroying amoxicillin.
Composition of Amoxycillin with clavulanic acid
It is an oral antibacterial medicineand consists of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium. The tablet of amoxicillin contains 0.63 potassium. The inactive ingredient of this medicine is magnesium stearate, flavorings, xanthan gum, hypromellose, mannitol, silicon dioxide, colloidal silicon dioxide, and succinic acid. The chewable tablet containsmannitol, colloidal silicon dioxide, and silica gel, flavorings, along with D&C Yellow, FD&C Red, glycine, sodium saccharin, and aspartame.
Uses of Amoxycillin with clavulanic acid
The amalgamation of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid is used to deal with infections caused by germs. The bacterial infections can be of the sinus, skin, lungs, ears, and urinary tract. It is also used to heal certain (STD) sexually transmitted diseases.
Side-Effects of Amoxycillin with clavulanic acid
The side effects of this medicine differ from people to people. Most of the patients report no or very less symptoms of side effects. In case you have allergic reactions to this medicine such as hives, swelling of the face and unable to breathe, get the immediate medical help. If you get any new or worsening symptoms, report it to your doctor immediately.
Consult your doctor immediately if you have the following side effects:
- Mild skin rash
- Severe skin rash
- Blood in the stools
- Vaginal itching and discharge
- Clay-colored stools
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes
- Upset stomach
- Bloody nose
- Chest pain
- Joint or muscle pain
- Cough or hoarseness
- Dark urine
- Heavier menstrual periods
- Cracks in the skin
- Increased thirst
Contraindications of Amoxycillin with clavulanic acid
All antibiotics have certain side effects which can be life threatening if not treated. It is important that you inform the doctor if you are allergic to this medicine or any other medicine. The medicine is known to interact with other medicines, hence it is imperative that you share the details of all the prescription, non-prescription, nutritional supplements and herbal products with the doctor. The doctor may need to change the doses of your medication. Also, for patients with a medical history of kidney or liver disease, allergies, hay fever, asthma, or hives should not use this medicine, unless the doctor prescribes it. The medicine can also decrease the efficacy of oral contraceptives and can lead to pregnancy. Check with the doctor for another form of birth control while using the medicine. This abuse of the drug can reduce the effectiveness of this medicine.
Pregnancy and Amoxycillin with clavulanic acid
If you are pregnant and you need to use this medicine, then make sure that you do not use this medicine without consulting the doctor. This medicine is found in breast milk and can harm the baby. It is recommended not to breastfeed the baby while using this medicine.