Active substances: Amoxicillin
Pregnancy and breastfeeding It's usually safe to take amoxicillin during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Important For safety, tell your doctor if you're trying to get pregnant, are already pregnant or if you're breastfeeding.
Cautions with other medicines There are some medicines that don't mix well with amoxicillin.
Tell your doctor if you're taking these medicines before you start taking amoxicillin: methotrexate a blood thinner called warfarin gout medicines called probenecid and allopurinol other antibiotics Mixing amoxicillin with herbal remedies and supplements There are no known problems with taking herbal remedies and supplements alongside amoxicillin.
Important For safety, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you're taking any other medicines, including herbal remedies, vitamins or supplements. Common questions How does amoxicillin work? Amoxicillin is a similar antibiotic to penicillin.
It works by killing the bacteria that cause the infection. When will I feel better? For most infections, you should feel better within a few days. It's very important that you keep taking amoxicillin until your course is finished.
Do this even if you feel better. It will help stop the infection coming back. What if I don't get better? Tell your doctor if you don't start feeling better after taking amoxicillin for 3 days.
Also tell them if, at any time, you start to feel worse. Will it give me thrush?
Your body's natural defenses can usually take it from there. Using antibiotics when you don't need them, or not using them properly, can add to antibiotic resistance. This happens when bacteria change and become able to resist the effects of an antibiotic.