Amoxil, Polymox, Trimox,
Pregnancy Category B
Mechanism of action
Bactericidal: inhibits synthesis of cell wall of sensitive organisms, causing cell death.
- Infections due to susceptible strains of Haemophilus influenzae, E. coli, Proteus mirabilis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, streptococci, nonpencillinase-producing staphylococci
Unlabeld use: Chlamydia trachomatis in pregnancy
- Contraindicated in the presence of allergies to penicillins,
cephalosporins, or other allergens.
Use caution in the presence of renal disorders, lactation.
- CNS: Lethargy, hallucinations, seizures
- GI: Glossitis, stomatitis, gastritis, sore mouth, furry tongue, black "hairy" tongue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, enterocolitis, pseudomembranous colitis, nonspecific hepatitis
- Hematologic: Anemia,
thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, neutropenia, prolonged bleeding time
- Hypersensitivity reactions: Rash, fever, wheezing, anaphylaxis
- Other: Superinfections-oral and rectal moniliasis, vaginitis
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