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Amoxicillin

 

When you need to restore the health of the respiratory system , ears, throat, urinary tract, genitals and skin; the  amoxicillin  can be an effective and reliable alternative where indicated, as long as it is used responsibly, carefully following the recommendations of health personnel.

It is an antibiotic whose active substance is a derivative of penicillin , which is one of the most widely used drugs against bacterial infections. Its action consists of weakening the bacterial cell wall, causing the death of these organisms, thanks to which the infection disappears. With due precautions it can be used in children and pregnant women.

It is part of the so-called broad-spectrum antibiotics that have the ability to fight a wide variety of types of bacteria , which is why it is recommended for the treatment of respiratory tract infections such as bronchitis, otitis media, and paranasal sinusitis. and frontal, pneumonia and pharyngitis ; Lyme disease ; sexually transmitted diseases, such as chlamydia; gastrointestinal infections; meningitis ; skin infections and cystitis , among others.

Some people who have symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting with or without blood, fever and mouth ulcers, may be affected by bacteria called Bacillus anthracis. Which usually involve the skin, gastrointestinal tract, or lungs. In this case, the diagnosis is made through laboratory tests, and if the suspicion is confirmed, the use of this antibiotic is also recommended.

It has no effect in the case of viruses , so it is useless to treat colds and flu.

It is available in capsules, tablets, chewable tablets, liquid oral suspension, and pediatric drops.

Indications and dosage of Amoxicillin

Generally, it is recommended to take a dose two or three times a day , that is, every 12 hours or every 8 hours, according to the medical recommendation . It is advisable to establish the habit of giving the medicine at the same time to avoid forgetting that can affect the treatment.

The instructions on the label should be read carefully and the expiration date checked . We always have the freedom to ask the doctor or pharmacist anything that we do not understand and ask for clarification of all our doubts.

Using the medication as instructed without changing the doses, schedules or the established time on your own is essential.

When used in children, the liquid solution and the drops must be shaken very well before each use, this practice allows the content to be mixed homogeneously. It is essential to use the dropper to measure the doses and not to rely too much on the calculation.

Both solutions can be placed inside the child’s mouth or mixed with breast milk, milk, fruit juice, water or any other refreshing liquid, but in no case should time pass, it is necessary to take it immediately.

Amoxicillin chewable tablets must be crushed very well before being swallowed.

The tablets and capsules should be swallowed whole and with plenty of fluids, preferably water.

We must finish the indicated doses according to the prescription, even if we feel better, because stopping the treatment can cause the bacteria to become resistant to the antibiotics and then it will be difficult to find effective drugs.

This antibiotic, which is so useful in a staggering variety of cases, is readily available on the market in many parts of the world. In some countries it is even over-the-counter, which means that it can be purchased without a prescription. But beware! Before starting treatment, we must inform our doctor and pharmacist if we are allergic to any drug from the penicillin family .

Likewise, it is important to advise what medications you are taking with and without a prescription, including: vitamins, nutritional supplements and products made from components of plant origin.

The professional may change the dose or be especially vigilant to prevent side effects. The treating doctor must know if we have kidney diseases, allergies, asthma , hay fever, hives or phenylketonuria, an alteration that consists of a hereditary metabolic disorder, characterized by the lack or shortage of an enzyme called: phenylalanine hydroxylase.

It is also important to alert the professional if you are pregnant or have plans to conceive in the short term, or if we are breastfeeding. A positive test result during treatment is an alarm signal that makes it essential to contact our doctor urgently. We should also seek expert help if we experience severe or persistent stomach upset, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Amoxicillin Storage

The medicine must remain in its container , we must verify that it is properly closed, and store it in a place out of the reach of children .

The indicated temperature is moderate, protected from excessive heat and humidity, therefore, it is not recommended to store in the bathroom.

The oral solution can be stored at room temperature, but if we prefer we can place it in the refrigerator, if we spend 2 weeks without using it, it is recommended that we discard it.

For our well-being, we must avoid self-medicating  or recommending others to use the drugs that were effective in our case. It is prices to remember that only a professional is in the capacity to evaluate the conditions of each patient and to resort to the appropriate diagnostic methods in each situation . What helped us can affect the health of another person, if we want to help someone, we must recommend visiting the doctor and carefully follow his instructions.

It is important to go to scheduled appointments even when we feel great, because it is not known when the discomfort may return, so we will avoid complications. Self-care is an indispensable key to maintaining health and a show of self-love, it is also a considerate act with people who appreciate us and want our well-being.

It will be a pleasure to meet again in this place, to continue sharing interesting topics related to beauty, health and well-being.

 

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Hello Readers, I am Nikki Bella a Psychology student. I have always been concerned about human behavior and the mental processes that lead us to act and think the way we do. My collaboration as an editor in the psychology area of ​​Well Being Pole has allowed me to investigate further and expand my knowledge in the field of mental health; I have also acquired great knowledge about physical health and well-being, two fundamental bases that are directly related and are part of all mental health.

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