Active ingredients: amoxicillin
What it is used for
Treatment of the following infections due to susceptible strains of sensitive organisms: Note: Therapy should be guided by bacteriological studies, including sensitivity tests, and by clinical response. Amoxicillin alone or in combination with another antibiotic, may be used in an emergency where the causative has not been identified. ? Respiratory tract infections (acute and chronic): H. influenzae; Streptococcus; S. pneumoniae; Staphylococcus, nonpenicillinase producing; E. coli (see Microbiology). ? Urogenital infections (complicated and uncomplicated, acute and chronic): E. coli (see Microbiology), P. mirabilis and Strep. faecalis. ? Gonorrhoea: N. gonorrhoea (nonpencillinase producing). ? Skin and skin structure infections: Staphylococcus, nonpenicillinase producing; Streptococcus; E. coli (see Microbiology). ? Prophylaxis of endocarditis: Amoxicillin may be used for the prophylaxis of bacterial endocarditis in individuals at particular risk, such as those with a prosthetic heart valve or those who have previously had endocarditis. Infections caused by pathogens with established penicillin G susceptibility should preferentially be treated with penicillin G.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Moisture
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Yellow, opaque, hard gelatin capsules, size no. 0 (length approx. 21.5mm, diameter approx 7.5mm)
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient amoxicillin
This medicine is generally considered safe during pregnancy if taken as directed. During pregnancy, you should discuss your medicine use with your doctor or pharmacist.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems