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Amoxil is an antibiotic used for treating infections caused by certain types of bacteria. It works by stopping bacteria from making cell walls, which eventually causes the bacteria to die. Amoxil is available by prescription only and comes in the form of tablets, capsules, chewable tablets, pediatric drops, and oral suspension. Potential side effects of the medication include nausea and vomiting, thrush, diarrhea, and rashes.
- Amoxil comes as capsules, tablets, chewable tablets, pediatric drops, and oral suspension (liquid). For most conditions, it is usually taken by mouth two or three times a day (except for gonorrhea, which is treated with a single, one-time dose).
- You can take Amoxil with food or on an empty stomach. If it bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
- Be sure to shake the oral suspension or pediatric drops well before each dose. The suspension and drops taste better if stored in the refrigerator.
- A dose of the oral suspension or pediatric drops can be added to formula, milk, fruit juice, water, ginger ale, or cold drinks if necessary. The mixture should then be taken immediately and completely.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Amoxil will not work if you stop taking it too soon.