There are different types of antibiotics for various medical purposes. Still the categories under which they all fall include six big groups: cepholosporins, aminoglycosides, penicillins, tetracyclines, macrolides and fluoroquinolones. Some antibiotic medicines may contain two main ingredients. So, the choice of antibiotic for the treatment of bacterial infection depends on the infection itself, the age of a patient, other conditions of health, other medications a patient uses.
Doctors usually prescribed certain specific antibiotics for the treatment of certain conditions. Antibiotics of broad spectrum are usually adjusted for the treatment of common bacterial diseases.
Considerations of antibiotic use arise when a person has certain medical condition, has allergic reactions to antibiotics or is pregnant or breast-feeding.
Some antibiotics aren’t suitable for people with certain medical conditions, or women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is absolutely necessary to consult a doctor before you apply any of the antibiotic agents. Taking antibiotics for self-treatment may be dangerous and cause antibiotic resistance.
Some antibiotics can react unpredictably with other medications and medical products. The majority of antibiotic agents interact with alcohol.
Certain serious infections can be hard to treat. So, before self-treatment, consult your doctor about antibiotic choice and apply these medical agents only in cases of bacterial infections.
Everyone knows that use of antibiotics imposes risks of having side effects. Today the properly adjusted doses of modern antibiotics do not normally cause any serious adverse reactions. Still overuse or abuse of antibiotics can lead to their ineffectiveness, side effects affecting general health.
Antibiotics are very powerful medications which should be used under control of a medical professional. Use them only if your doctor prescribes them to you.
Antibiotics are usually prescribed for a short time. Still the effect of the treatment may appear soon after you take the first dose. This does not mean that the infection is cured. Continue using antibiotics for the prescribed length of time.
Amoxicillin is a common type of oral antibiotic known as brand Amoxil. There are other brand name medications which contain amoxicillin.
Antibiotic amoxicillin is prescribed to be used for a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication belongs to penicillins. The key working point of amoxicillin in the body is its ability to stop the growth of bacteria.
The other common use of amoxicillin is the treatment of stomach and intestinal ulcers caused by the bacteria H. pylori. For this purpose amoxicillin is prescribed in combination with other medicines.
Correct application and choice of proper dose for each individual should be discussed with a doctor. It helps make the treatment successful and avoid side effects.
Drink plenty of water with Amoxil. Take the dose of Amoxil orally with or without food every 8-12 hr. (as recommended by your doctor).
Continue the treatment until the full prescribed amount is finished. Do not skip or miss doses. Inform your doctor about any deterioration of your health state or about side effects if they occur.