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Brand name: Cilamox TM

Active ingredients: amoxicillin

What it is used for

INDICATIONS AS AT 6 NOVEMBER 2003: Cilamox is indicated for the treatment of infections due to susceptible strains" href="/sprains-and-strains" target="_blank">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.

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
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

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

Visual appearance

Size 1 hard gelatin capsule shell, opaque white

Food interactions

For the active ingredient amoxicillin

  • Take without regard to meals.

Do I need a prescription?

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

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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