Active Ingredients: Amoxicillin
Call a doctor straight away if you get: diarrhoea possibly with stomach cramps that contains blood or mucus. If you have severe diarrhoea for more than 4 days you should also speak to a doctor pale poo with dark pee, yellowing of the skin or the whites of your eyes warning signs of liver or gallbladder problems bruising or skin discolouration joint or muscle pain that comes on after 2 days of taking the medicine a skin rash with circular red patches Some of these serious side effects can happen up to 2 months after finishing the amoxicillin.
Serious allergic reaction Around 1 in 15 people have an allergic reaction to amoxicillin. In most cases, the allergic reaction is mild and can take the form of: a raised, itchy skin rash coughing Mild allergic reactions can usually be successfully treated by taking antihistamines.
In rare cases, amoxicillin can cause a serious allergic reaction anaphylaxis. These are not all the side effects of amoxicillin. For a full list see the leaflet inside your medicines packet.
Information: You can report any suspected side effect to the UK safety scheme.
How to cope with side effects What to do about: feeling sick nausea - stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food. It might help to take your amoxicillin after a meal or snack.
Signs of dehydration include peeing less than usual or having strong-smelling pee. Do not take any other medicines to treat diarrhoea without speaking to a pharmacist or doctor.
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.
Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to. Before taking this medicine You should not use amoxicillin if you are allergic to any penicillin antibiotic, such as ampicillin, dicloxacillin, oxacillin, penicillin, or ticarcillin.
To make sure this medicine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have: kidney disease; diarrhea caused by taking antibiotics; or food or drug allergies especially to a cephalosporin antibiotic such as Omnicef, Cefzil, Ceftin, Keflex, and others.
It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.