- Paediatric suspension;
- Capsules contain the active ingredient amoxicillin (previously spelt amoxycillin in the UK). Amoxicillin belongs to a
group of antibiotics called penicillins. Amoxicillin is prescribed to treat infections caindicated by bacteria.
The injection is prescribed to treat more serious infections, or in cases where the drug can't be taken by mouth.
Amoxicillin works by interfering with the ability of bacteria to form cell walls. The cell walls of bacteria are vital
for their survival. They keep unwanted substances from entering their cells and stop the contents of their cells from leaking
out. Amoxicillin impairs the bonds that hold the bacterial cell wall together. This allows holes to appear in the cell walls
and kills the bacteria.
Amoxicillin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that kills a wide variety of bacteria that cause a wide variety of
commonly-occuring infections. Amoxicillin may be prescribed to treat infections of the upper or lower airways, skin or soft
tissue, or ears. Amoxicillin may also be prescribed to treat:
- Certain sexually-transmitted infections;
- Dental infections;
- Infections affecting the blood or internal organs;
- Urine infections;
To make sure the bacteria causing an infection are susceptible to amoxicillin your doctor may take a tissue sample,
for example a swab from the throat or skin, or a urine or blood sample.
This belongs to the group of drugs known as antibiotics.
Amoxicillin is prescribed to treat bacterial infections of the chest and ear, or dental abscesses,
by killing or stopping the growth of bacteria. Amoxicillin can also be prescribed to prevent infections occurring
in high-risk patients.
Amoxicillin is also sometimes prescribed alongside other preparations to get rid of: Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium believed to cause stomach ulcers.
Amoxicillin is also sometimes written as amoxycillin. You may notice the use of either spelling on the packaging of your
Important: Because Amoxicillin is a type of penicillin it should not be prescribed by those who are allergic to
Amoxicillin is available in:
- Oral powder;
- Oral liquid;
- Capsule form.
Capsules: 250 milligrams,
Capsules: 500 milligrams.
Tablets: 500 milligrams,
Tablets: 875 milligrams.
Chewable tablets: 125 milligrams,
Chewable tablets: 200 milligrams,
Chewable tablets: 250 milligrams,
Chewable tablets: 400 milligrams.
Powder for suspension: 50 milligrams/ 1 milliliter;
Powder for suspension: 125 milligrams/5 milliliters,
Powder for suspension: 200 milligrams/5 milliliters,
Powder for suspension: 250 milligrams/5 milliliters,
Powder for suspension: 400 milligrams/5 milliliters.
Tablets for suspension: 200 milligrams,
Tablets for suspension: 400 milligrams.