More Information on Amoxicillin
Amoxicillin can potentially interact with a few other medications (see Amoxicillin Drug Interactions).
What If I Take an Overdose?
People who take an overdose may experience effects such as (but not limited to):
- Decreased urine production
- Poor kidney function
- Kidney failure.
If you happen to overdose on amoxicillin, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Amoxicillin Overdose for more information.)
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?
If you do not take your amoxicillin as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose. Try not to miss doses, as this increases the risk of developing an antibiotic-resistant infection.
Currently, most (but not all) forms of this medication are available in generic form (see Generic Amoxicillin for more information).
Who Makes It?
The medication comes in the following strengths and forms:
- Amoxicillin 500 mg capsules
- Amoxicillin 500 mg tablets
- Amoxicillin 875 mg tablets
- Amoxicillin 775 extended-release tablets
- Amoxicillin 200 mg chewable tablets
- Amoxicillin 400 mg chewable tablets
- Amoxicillin 200 mg/5 mL oral suspension (available in 50, 75, and 100 mL bottles)
- Amoxicillin 250 mg/5 mL oral suspension (available in 100 and 150 mL bottles)
- Amoxicillin 400 mg/5 mL oral suspension (available in 50, 75, and 100 mL bottles)
- Amoxicillin 50 mg/mL pediatric drops (available in 50 mL bottles).