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Brand name: Amoxycillin (Watson) TM

Active ingredients: amoxicillin

What it is used for

It is indicated for the 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. However, in emergency cases where the causative organism has not been,identified, therapy with amoxycillin may be useful. Clinical judgement will decide whether combination with another antibiotic would provide a sufficiently,broad spectrum of activity pending sensitivity test results. Skin and Skin Structure: Staphylococcus, non-penicillinase producing; Streptococcus; E.coli,(see Microbiology). Respiratory (Acute and Chronic): H.influenzae, Streptococcus; S.pneumoniae; staphylococcus, non-penicillinase-producing; E.coli,(see Microbiology). Genitourinary Tract (complicated and uncomplicated, Acute and Chronic): E.coli (see Microbiology), P.mirabilis and S.faecalis.,Gonorrhoea: N.gonorrhoeae (non-penicillinase producing). Prophylaxis of endocarditis: AMOXYCILLIN WATSON 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.

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 30 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.

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

Visual appearance

Yellow opaque cap/yellow opaque body, marked "A" on the cap and "500" on the body axially with black ink

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.

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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