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) 49 27
H. pylori 10 9
Prevent infection 10 9
Ear infection 9 8
Chest infection 7 3

Show all 58 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
6
Moderate
10
Mild
21
None
87

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Amoxicillin

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 10
Nausea 5
Allergic reaction 3
Fatigue 2
Hives (urticaria) 2
Irritable bowel syndrome 2

Show all 24 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Amoxicillin

Dosage Patients
500 mg three times daily 9
500 mg twice daily 3
750 mg weekly 1
250 mg daily 1
500 mg daily 1
775 mg daily 1
1,000 mg daily 1
1,500 mg daily 1
875 mg twice daily 1
15,000 mg three times daily 1

See all 11 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Amoxicillin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 118
Doctor's advice 21
Other 14
Did not seem to work 12
Side effects too severe 9
Personal research 1
See all 155 patients who've stopped taking Amoxicillin

Duration

Currently taking Amoxicillin

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 4

Stopped taking Amoxicillin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 108
1 - 6 months 24
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 92
Usually 17
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 8
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 11
A little hard to take 18
Not at all hard to take 91
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 59
Not specified 63

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Amoxicillin after stopping:

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

Show all 22 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Amoxicillin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Amoxicillin (Amoxil) 1
Cefdinir (Omnicef) 1
Clindamycin (Clindamycin PH 1% Gel) 1
Erythromycin (Ery-Tab) 1
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9 patient evaluations for Amoxicillin

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 strep throat)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sore 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

Nov 29, 2013 (Started May 14, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pleurisy)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for bronchiectasis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 15, 2013 (Started May 14, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pleurisy)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bronchiectasis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for infection)
  • Side effects
    Mild (diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 8, 2013 (Started May 14, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pleurisy)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bronchiectasis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for infection)
  • Side effects
    Mild (diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: although this was of no perceived effectiveness for my chest problems sometimes the doctor has to switch between drugs to stop the body getting used to the drug
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 11, 2013 (Started May 14, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pleurisy)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bronchiectasis)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 3, 2013 (Started May 14, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pleurisy)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bronchiectasis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: as I am getting more and more prescribed this broad spectrum drug the effectiveness is wearing thin but I do live under NHS rules and NHS rules state that the cheapest has to be tried first.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 25, 2012 (Started May 14, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pluerisy)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bronchiectasis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 7, 2012 (Started May 14, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: as this is my second dose in a short space of time one must query the efficacy of the treatment or wether there i some underlyng cause IE: IPF not clearing out mucus from my lungs properly. Aproach gp with view to physiotherapy?
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 22, 2012 (Started May 14, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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