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?
Brand-name Amoxil is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. Brand-name Moxatag is made by MiddleBrook Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Generic amoxicillin is made by several different manufacturers.
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