What is Amoxicillin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Amoxil Amoxin Moxypen Show all

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See also: Lansoprazole-Amoxicillin-Clarithromycin

Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Sinus infection (sinusitis) 51 30
H. pylori 12 11
Prevent infection 10 9
Bronchitis 7 5
Sore throat 6 4

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 7
Moderate 14
Mild 21
None 93

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Amoxicillin

Side effect Patients Percentage
Diarrhea 10
Nausea 7
Candida (fungal) infection 2
Fatigue 2
Hives (urticaria) 2
Irritable bowel syndrome 2

Show all 23 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Amoxicillin

Dosage Patients Percentage
500 mg three times daily 3
875 mg twice daily 2
500 mg daily 1
1000 mg daily 1
500 mg twice daily 1
1500 mg daily 1
590 mg three times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Amoxicillin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 131
Doctor's advice 23
Other 14
Did not seem to work 13
Side effects too severe 9
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently taking Amoxicillin

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 3

Stopped taking Amoxicillin

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 116
1 - 6 months 25
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 102
Usually 18
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 8
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 14
A little hard to take 19
Not at all hard to take 96
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 2
< $25 61
Not specified 70

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Amoxicillin after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Alprazolam (Xanax) 1
Amoxicillin (Amoxil) 1
Azathioprine (Imuran) 1
Azithromycin (Zithromax) 1
Budesonide (Pulmicort) 1

Show all 23 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Amoxicillin and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Amoxicillin (Amoxil) 1
Cefdinir (Omnicef) 1
Erythromycin (Ery-Tab) 1
Nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin) 1
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9 patient evaluations for Amoxicillin

Aug 5, 2018 (Started Mar 02, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: The doctor said the lab said I need something stronger for my urinary tract infection.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 27, 2016 (Started Mar 02, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: My tooth infection cleared.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 20, 2016 (Started Mar 02, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I have a tooth infection that is almost cleared. I still have more pills to take.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 14, 2016 (Started Mar 02, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: My tooth infection almost cleared.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 10, 2015 (Started Mar 02, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Three times daily
Advice & Tips: My tooth infection cleared.

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 9, 2017 (Started May 06, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for sinus infection (sinusitis))
  • Side effects
    Mild (candida (fungal) infection)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 5, 2016 (Started Apr 25, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sore throat)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for strep throat)
  • Side effects
    Mild (diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Trouble with Crohn's disease flare as antibiotics cause side effects. It was necessary to stop infection from worsening.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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