Amoxicillin, Antibiotic to Treat Bacterial Infections

Amoxicillin is an antibiotic.

It’s used to treat bacterial infections, such as chest infections (including pneumonia), dental abscesses and urinary tract infections (UTIs).

It’s used in children, often to treat ear infections and chest infections.

The medicine comes as capsules or as a liquid that you drink. It’s also given by injection, but this is usually only done in hospital.

Can you buy over the counter amoxicillin?

No, you cannot buy amoxicillin over the counter, since it is a prescription antibiotic medication. A prescription from a licensed doctor is required to buy amoxicillin from a reputable pharmacy or licensed online physician.

Is amoxicillin strong enough for pneumonia?

An antibiotic such as amoxicillin is prescribed when pneumonia is suspected. Once pneumonia is diagnosed, it’s best to start treatment within four hours. Infection with a germ (bacterial infection) is a common cause and antibiotics kill bacteria. Amoxicillin is usually effective against the most common causes.

The number of days you take antibiotics depends on your general health, how serious your pneumonia is, and the type of antibiotic you are taking. Most people see some improvement in symptoms in 2 to 3 days. Unless you get worse during this time, your doctor usually will not change your treatment for at least 3 days.

Is amoxicillin good for dental abscess?

Amoxicillin is usually the first choice for tooth infection treatment. Clavulanate is a drug that makes amoxicillin even more effective when the two are combined. So, if it appears that your tooth infection is more serious, your dentist may prescribe amoxicillin with clavulanate instead of plain amoxicillin.

Your dentist will want to choose an antibiotic that can effectively eliminate your infection. Antibiotics of the penicillin class, such as penicillin and amoxicillin, are most commonly used to help treat tooth infections. An antibiotic called metronidazole may be given for some types of bacterial infections.

How quickly does amoxicillin work for UTI?

Within the first 1 to 2 days of starting your antibiotics, you’ll probably notice your UTI symptoms start to fade away. If your UTI is more severe or you’ve had symptoms for a while before starting antibiotics, it might take a few more days for you to notice improvement.