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Brand name: Amoxycillin (Generic Health) 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. 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. Respiratory (acute and chronic): H. influenzae; Streptococcus; Strep. pneumoniae; Staphylococcus, non-penicillinase producing; E. coli. Genitourinary tract (complicated and uncomplicated, acute and chronic): E.coli, P. mirabilis and Strep. faecalis. Gonorrhoea: N.gonorrhoeae (non-penicillinase producing). Prophylaxis 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.

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
  • Protect from Moisture
  • Lifetime is 3 Years.

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

Visual appearance

Maroon/yellow hard gelatin capsules imprinted with "RX 655" in black

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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 1 September 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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Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

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