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Brand name: Maxamox TM

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. Amoxycillin alone or in combination with another antibiotic, may be used in an emergency where the causative organism has not been identified. Respiratory tract infections (acute and chronic) including acute otitis media (AOM): 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. gonorrhoeae (nonpenicillinase producing). Skin and skin structure infections: Staphlococcus, nonpenicillinase producing; Streptococcus, E. coli (see Microbiology). Prophlaxis of endocarditis: Amoxycillin 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

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Keep Container Tightly Closed/Airtight
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White to slightly yellowish powder.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on November 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

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.

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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

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