Amoxicillin is a prescription drug used for treating various types of bacterial infections. It is an antibiotic that works by stopping bacteria from making cell walls, causing them to die eventually. You should talk to your healthcare provider before using amoxicillin if you have kidney disease or phenylketonuria. The medication comes in the form of capsules, tablets, chewable tablets, pediatric drops, and oral suspension.
What Is Amoxicillin?
Amoxicillin (Amoxil®, Moxatag™) is a prescription antibiotic approved to treat a variety of different infections. Although it is often used by itself, amoxicillin can also be combined with other antibiotics to treat certain infections.
(Click Amoxicillin Uses for more information on what the medication is used for, including possible off-label uses.)
Potential Side Effects
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with amoxicillin. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. Serious side effects are less common.
Some of the possible side effects include, but are not limited to:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Vaginal yeast infections.
(Click Amoxicillin Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)