What is it for?
Alphamox (Amoxycillin) is prescribed to treat a large variety of bacterial infections by stopping the reproduction of bacteria cells. These can include infections of the ear, bladder, respiratory tract, skin, soft tissues, or urinary tract. It may also be used along with other medications to treat ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori bacteria.
How do you use it?
The dosage of Alphamox (Amoxycillin) will be decided by your doctor based on your symptoms and current health. One capsule is normally swallowed two or three times a day for a cycle of medicine lasting one or two weeks. These may be taken with or without food and should always be swallowed with a full glass of water. Do not make changes to the dosage or stop using the medicine unless told to do so since any changes may cause a return of symptoms that are stronger or more resistant to treatment.
Any side effects?
Some mild side effects that may appear while using Alphamox (Amoxycillin) such as headaches, a swollen tongue, nausea, or vaginal irritation. Although they are rare, more serious side effects may also occur that require immediate medical assistance. These include sores in the mouth or on the lips, swollen glands, easier bruising, increased bleeding, numbness, jaundice, discoloured stools, or signs of an allergic reaction.
Tell your doctor if you have any allergies or leukemia before using Alphamox (Amoxycillin) as these conditions can cause serious complications. You are also suggested to avoid driving or performing any dangerous tasks as it may cause drowsiness or confusion.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before beginning to use Alphamox (Amoxycillin) so any risks that may come along with use can be discussed. Although the medicine is not associated with any negative effects, it may be necessary to make changes to your dosage to stop potential problems from occurring.