Amoxil has been manufactured by one of the leading pharmaceutical company, GSK pharmaceutical company. It is intended for the treatment of a wide variety of bacterial infections. It has active component Amoxicillin, a penicillin-type antibiotic. It is available in a conventional tablet form in a dosage of 250 mg.
Active Ingredient: It is composed of active ingredient Amoxicillin, which is a penicillin-type antibiotic. It is a semisynthetic aminopenicillin antibiotic that has bactericidal activity. It binds to and inactivates penicillin-binding proteins present on the inner membrane of the bacterial cell wall. Inactivation of these proteins interferes with the cross-linkage of peptidoglycan chains important for bacterial cell wall strength and rigidity. It interrupts bacterial cell wall synthesis and leas to the weakening of the bacterial cell wall and causes cell lysis. This antibiotic widely used in the treatment of mild-to-moderate bacterial infections such as sinusitis, bronchitis, otitis media, cellulitis and community acquired pneumonia.
Indications: This antibiotic used to treat bacterial-infections. It contains Amoxicillin to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. Amoxil is a penicillin-type antibiotic that restricts the growth of bacteria. It does not treat viral infections such as common cold, or influenza. Do not used this antibiotic for future infections. It is used to treat stomach/intestinal ulcers caused by the bacteria H. pylori and to prevent the ulcers from returning.
Action Mechanism: Given antibiotic do not directly kill bacteria, but actively restricts bacteria from multiplying by preventing bacteria from forming the walls that surround them. These walls are important to protect bacteria from their environment and to keep the contents of the bacterial cell together. It cannot survive without a cell wall. This antibiotic Amoxil is effective against a wide range of bacteria such as H. influenzae, N. gonorrhoea, E. coli, Pneumococci, Streptococci, and certain strains of Staphylococci.
Dosages: This antibiotic is available in capsule form for oral consumption in a dosage as follows:
- 250 mg: This capsule should be taken with or without food every 8 or 12 hours as directed by the doctor
- 500 mg: This dosage is to be consumed as prescribed by the doctor
Note: It is recommended to drink plenty of fluids while treating with this medication.