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This medicine is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. It is indicated in respiratory, ENT (ear, nose and throat), Urinary tract and soft tissue infections, Gonorrhea (an infection caused by a sexually transmitted bacterium), dental abscess (pus build up inside the teeth or gums), severe recurrent or acute otitis media (it is a group of inflammatory diseases of the middle ear). And also used in the prophylaxis of bacterial endocarditis (an infection caused by bacteria that settle in the heart lining, a heart valve or a blood vessel).


This medication is contraindicated in patients that are suffering from infectious mononucleosis (viral disease characterized by fever, sore throat, and pain). It is also contraindicated in patients that have hypersensitivity (intolerance) to penicillin (antibiotic), cephalosporins (antibiotic) or other beta-lactam drugs.

Side effects

Patients administered with this medication may have a hypersensitivity reaction (intolerance) to it or they may experience gastrointestinal discomfort. Very rare adverse effects of this medication include hepatitis (inflammatory condition of the liver), cholestatic jaundice (obstruction in the transport of bilirubin; a yellow compound that helps in the metabolism (chemical reactions) of heme), pseudomembranous (antibiotic associated) colitis (inflammation of the inner lining of large intestine), increased INR (blood takes a longer time to form clots), and acute (short term) generalized exanthematous pustulosis (skin reaction related to medicine administration).

Expert Advice

  • Take with or without meals. Preferably taken with meals to reduce abdominal discomfort.
  • Take at regular intervals.
  • Refrigerate reconstituted suspension and shake well before each use.
  • Water or bloody stools can occur after 2 months of therapy and can be serious, require immediate treatment.
  • Complete full course of therapy even if the symptoms are subsided and you feel better.


Is Amoxil and Amoxicillin same?

Amoxil (amoxicillin) is available as a generic drug termed amoxicillin

How does Amoxicillin work?

Amoxicillin is a similar antibiotic to penicillin. It works by killing the bacteria that cause the infection.

How to store this medicine?

Please store the oral form of this medicine at room temperature (18-25 Celsius). Keep medicine away from children, and excessive light and moisture. Read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.

What should you avoid while taking amoxicillin?

Dairy products include milk as well as butter, yogurt, and cheese. After taking an antibiotic you may need to wait for up to three hours before eating or drinking any dairy products

How quickly does Amoxicillin work?:

It takes around 1 hour to reach peak levels in the body.

Does Amoxicillin make you feel sleepy?

Amoxicillin can make you feel tired but excessive tiredness or difficulty in staying awake requires immediate medical attention.

Medicines containing amoxicillin

Amoxil 500 mg

By GlaxoSmithKline

Pack size: 1 x 20's


Ospamox 1gm

By Novartis

Pack size: 2x6's


Amoxil 250 Mg 250mg

By GlaxoSmithKline

Pack size: 5x20's


Amoxil Drops 125 mg

By GlaxoSmithKline

Pack size: 20ml


Ospamox 500mg

By Novartis

Pack size: 1x12's


Amoxil 125 mg

By GlaxoSmithKline

Pack size: 90ml


AMOXIL Forte 250 MG/5ML

By GlaxoSmithKline

Pack size: 90ml


AMOXIL FORTE 250mg 90 ML SYP 250mg

By GlaxoSmithKline

Pack size: 90ml




Werimox 250 mg

By Werick

Pack size: 2 x 10's


Werimox 500 mg

By Werick

Pack size: 2 x 10's


Amoxil 500mg

By GlaxoSmithKline

Pack size: 5x20's