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Amoxicillin is a derivative of ampicillin which is better absorbed, producing higher plasma and tissue concentrations, and whose absorption if not affected by the presence of food in the gut.

Cautions:

  • history of allergy
  • renal impairment
  • RASHES COMMON IN GLANDULAR FEVER AND IN CHRONIC LYMPHATIC LEUKAEMIA

Contra-indications:

  • penicillin hypersensitivity

Side-effects:

  • nausea
  • diarrhoea
  • rashes
  • pseudomembranous colitis
  • see also 'penicillins (general side-effects)'

Routes of administration:

  • oral
    • capsules
    • suspensions
  • i.m. injection
  • i.v. injection
  • i.v. infusion

* Amoxicillin became the British Approved Name for Amoxycillin in 2004

The summary of product characteristics must be consulted before prescribing this drug.

Last edited 03/2020

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