Amoxicillin is an antibiotic medicine, is for the treatment of bacterial infections caused by a certain type of pathogens i.e. bacteria. This medication is available in an immediate-release tablet, extended-release tablet, and chewable tablet. This antibiotic belongs to a class of medicines known as Penicillins
Class of Drugs – Penicillins
Molecular Formula – C16H19N3O5S
Molecular Weight - 365.4 g/mol
Working: Antibiotic Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic. It is believed that this antibiotic kills the infectious bacteria in the body. It also restricts the further growth of bacteria in the body.
Uses: Given medication is used for the treatment of a wide variety of bacterial infections. It is a penicillin-type antibiotic that works by restricting the growth of bacteria at the site of infection. These antibiotic treats only bacterial infections not viral infections like common cold or flu.
Amoxicillin antibiotic is also used with other drugs to treat stomach/intestinal ulcers caused by the bacteria H. pylori that also prevent the ulcers from returning.
Popular Brands and Dosages: Mentioned Penicillins antibiotic is used in different brand medicines as mentioned below:
- Amoxil: 250 mg and 500 mg
- Trimox: 250 mg and 500 mg
- Apo-Amoxi: 250 mg and 500 mg
- Moxatag:250 mg and 500 mg
This antibiotic should be administered after advised by the doctor after food.