What Is Amoxil Used For?
Amoxil belongs to a group of medications known as aminopenicillins, which is part of a larger group of medications known as beta-lactam antibiotics (named after the ring-like "lactam" structure of these antibiotics). It works by stopping bacteria from making cell walls, which eventually causes the bacteria to die.
Amoxil is approved for use in children, including very young infants. Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about using Amoxil in children. Amoxil is available in liquid form and as chewable tablets for use in children.
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Amoxil for something other than the conditions discussed in this article. Amoxil is frequently used to treat many other types of infections, particularly if they are caused by bacteria that are susceptible to Amoxil. Also, using the drug to prevent (instead of treat) any type of infection is considered to be an off-label use of Amoxil.