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Brand name: Cilamox

Cilamox is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) amoxicillin. On this page you will find out more about Cilamox, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: amoxicillin

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Cilamox 125 mg/5 mL powder for oral liquid, 100 mL

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What this medicine is for

INDICATIONS AS AT 6 NOVEMBER 2003: Cilamox is indicated for the treatment of infections due to susceptible strains of the sensitive organisms. Gram-negative: H. influenzae, E coli, Pr. mirabilis, and N. gonorrhoeae. Gram-positive: Streptococcus species, S. pneumoniae, non-penicllinase producing Staphlococci and Bacillus anthracis. Note 1: Cilamox may be useful in instituting therapy prior to bacteriology; however, bacteriological studies to determine the causative organisms and their sensitivity to Cilamox should be performed. Note 2: Penicillins are now generally regarded only as adjunctive to some other established first-line antibiotic therapy in the treatment and post-exposure prophylaxis of anthrax, because of concerns of constitutive and inducible beta-lactamase in Bacillus anthracis. If use of amoxycillin is contemplated, appropriate bacteriological studies must be performed by a reliable and established test method. Amoxycillin may then be suitable if the specific B. anthracis strain has been shown definitively to be sensitive to penicillin/amaxycillin.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance A white to off-white free flowing powder with a characteristic fruity odour.
Dosage Form Oral Liquid, powder for
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
100mL: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
125/5ml bottle: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Heat,Protect from Moisture
Life time 1 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

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