Amoxicillin capsules 250 mg & 500 mg leaflet mock-up v2.ai
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
If you are having blood tests or urine tests to
check your sugar levels, tell the doctor that you are taking Amoxicillin as it may interfere with the
CAPSULES 250 mg
& 500 mg
Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or
have recently taken any
including medicines bought without a
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
prescription. This is because Amoxicillin can
start taking this medicine.
affect the way some medicines work. Also some
- Keep this leaflet.
You may need to read it again.
medicines can affect the way Amoxicillin works.
- If you have any further questions, ask your
In particular, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you
- This medicine has been prescribed for you.
Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
- If any of the side effects become serious, or if
amoxicillin may be increased in your blood
you notice any side effects not listed in this
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Anticoagulants (to prevent blood clotting)
THIS LEAFLET CONTAINS
such as Warfarin: the tendency to bleed may be increased
1. What Amoxicillin is for
2. Before you take Amoxicillin
contraceptive pills not working to their greatest
3. How to take Amoxicillin
effect. An additional form of contraception
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Amoxicillin
6. Further information
Taking Amoxicillin with food and drink
It is recommended that you take Amoxicillin at
1. WHAT AMOXICILLIN IS FOR
the start of meals to reduce any possible digestive discomfort.
The name of your medicine is Amoxicillin. It
contains the active ingredient amoxicillin Pregnancy and breast-feeding
trihydrate. This belongs to a group of antibiotics
pregnant or are breast-feeding, ask your doctor
Amoxicillin can be used to treat bacterial infections
or pharmacist for advice before taking any
the respiratory tract (nose, throat and lungs)
Driving and using machines
Amoxicillin should not affect your ability to drive
3. HOW TO TAKE AMOXICILLIN
Always take Amoxicillin capsules exactly as your
Amoxicillin can also be used in combination with
doctor has told you. You should check with your
other medicines to treat stomach ulcers, as well
doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
as in patients with heart disease who need protection from infection during dental treatment.
Swallow the capsules whole with a glass of water
If you are not sure why you have been prescribed
this medicine then please ask your doctor.
Your doctor will decide your dose and length of
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE AMOXICILLIN
treatment, as it depends on your condition.
Do not take Amoxicillin and tell your doctor
Adults, Elderly and Children over 10 years
are allergic to amoxicillin or to any of the
The usual dose is 250 mg three times a day. For
other ingredients in the capsules (listed in
severe infections your doctor may increase your
are allergic to other penicillin products or to antibiotics known as cephalosporins.
Children under 10 years old:
The signs of an allergic reaction can include
For severe infections your doctor may give your
a rash, itching, shortness of breath or swelling
Oral suspensions containing amoxicillin are
Do not take this medicine if any of the above
recommended for infants, as well as children
apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your
doctor or pharmacist before taking Amoxicillin.
People with kidney problems:
Take special care with Amoxicillin
Your doctor may have to lower your dose.
Tell your doctor
before you take this medicine
If you take more Amoxicillin than you should
have kidney problems: your doctor may have
If you take more Amoxicillin than you should, talk
to a doctor or go to a hospital straight away. Take
the medicine pack with you so the doctor knows
have glandular fever or leukaemia: you may
what you have taken. Signs of an overdose may
have a higher risk of skin reactions.
include feeling sick, being sick, diarrhoea or
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to
crystals in the urine, which may be seen as
you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before
cloudy urine, or difficulty in passing urine.
If you forget to take Amoxicillin
Very rare (affects less than 1 in 10,000
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as
you remember. However, if it is nearly time for
the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take
(haemolytic anaemia), which can make the
a double dose (two doses at the same time) to
If you stop taking Amoxicillin
Keep taking this medicine until the course is
notice this if you have a nosebleed or cut
finished, even if you feel better. If you stop taking
this medicine too soon, the infection may come
changes in the colour of your teeth. This is
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
fits (convulsions), seen in patients on high doses or with kidney problems
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
feeling unusually excitable (hyperactivity)
Like all medicines, Amoxicillin can cause side
crystals in the urine (crystalluria), which may
effects, although not everybody gets them.
be seen as cloudy urine, or difficulty in passing urine. Make sure you drink plenty of
If you notice any of the following serious side
fluids to reduce the chance of getting these
effects, STOP TAKING Amoxicillin and see
a doctor or go to a hospital straight away:
vaginal itching, soreness and discharge due
The following are very rare (affects less
to yeast infections (thrush). Your doctor or
than 1 in 10, 000 people):
pharmacist can give you treatment for thrush.
allergic reactions, which may cause an itchy
If any of the side effects become serious, or
skin rash, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or
if you notice any side effects not listed in this
throat, difficulty in breathing, speaking or
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
flat red spots under the skin surface or
5. HOW TO STORE AMOXICILLIN
bruising of the skin. This is due to an allergic reaction caused by inflammation of blood
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Store below 25°C in a dry place. Store in the
a delayed allergic reaction which can occur
original package or container and keep the
7 to 14 days after taking this medicine. The
signs may include rashes, fever, joint pain or swollen lymph nodes
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date, which is stated on the package or container. The
itchy reddish purple patches on the skin
expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
especially on the palms of the hands or soles of the feet
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your
other severe skin reactions causing small
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no
pus-containing blisters, changes in skin
longer required. These measures will help to
blistering of the skin, mouth, eyes or genitals. These may be associated with fever,
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Amoxicillin Capsules contain
chills, sore throat, ulcers in the mouth or
The active substance (the ingredient that makes
throat, unexplained bleeding or bruising.
the capsules work) is amoxicillin trihydrate. The
other ingredients are magnesium stearate,
gelatin, titanium dioxide (E171) and red and
inflammation of the large intestine (colitis),
which may cause aches and pain in the stomach area, diarrhoea, blood in the stools,
What Amoxicillin Capsules look like and
tiredness, fever, joint pain or weight loss
contents of the pack
kidney problems, which may cause a change
Amoxicillin capsules are maroon and flesh
in the amount of urine passed, blood in the
urine, swollen ankles, feeling or being sick,
'DEDOXIL 500' printed on them in black ink.
Both strengths come in blister packs and
liver problems, which may cause yellowing of
containers of 7, 14, 15, 21, 28, 30, 56, 60, 100
the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice), or
and 500 capsules. Not all pack sizes may be
happen several weeks after you stop taking this medicine.
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