Drug Interactions With Amoxil
A number of medications may cause unwanted drug interactions with Amoxil, including birth control pills, methotrexate, and certain antibiotics. These interactions could decrease the effectiveness of the drugs or increase your risk of developing side effects or allergic reactions. Telling your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking can help prevent Amoxil drug interactions.
Amoxil® (amoxicillin) can potentially interact with a few other medications. Some of these medicines that may lead to Amoxil interactions include:
- Macrolides, such as azithromycin (Zithromax®), clarithromycin (Biaxin®), or erythromycin (Ery-Tab®)
- Sulfonamides ("sulfa drugs"), including sulfadiazine, sulfadoxine (Fansidar®), sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim®, Septra®), and sulfisoxazole (Gantrisin®)
- Tetracyclines, such as doxycycline (Periostat®, Vibramycin®), minocycline (Minocin®), and tetracycline (Sumycin®)
Amoxil Interactions Explained
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Amoxil is combined with any of the drugs listed above.