Skip to Content

Can I take amoxicillin for strep throat?

Responses (4)

26 Nov 2012

If the doctor prescribed it. If it's old stuff left over, it probably won't kill the strep or you might not have enough to finish the course. Either way, the strepococ-whatever will become antibiotic resistant. Then it would take a mega dose in strength. This is one reason we have bacteria that just keeps growing and going. You really need to see a doctor and get a new script. If it's in a liquid form it really is a touchy thing and loses its germ fighting properties. It can do more harm than good.

26 Nov 2012

Are you sure its strep throat? Why do you have amoxicillin? There should never be left over antibiotics. See your dr, get the appropriate antibiotic, and take all of it.

meyati 26 Nov 2012

Exactly, especially in this day and age everything is measured to the correct pill and last drop.

26 Nov 2012

Yes you can as long as it was prescribed to you for the strep throat. If not, then you need to go to the doctor and be checked out! Hope you feel better!

30 Nov 2012

Without a strep test you might have a virus instead. Very irritant to see a doctor. How are you doing now?

Further Information

Search for questions

Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.

Similar questions

Is cephalexin the same as amoxicillin? Can you take both together?

I have been taking amoxicillin for strep throat but do not have enough for 10 days. I do have some rx657 to finish the day's. Is it safe to take ...

1 answer 6 Nov 2010

Amoxicillin/Clavulanate - I was given this for strep. Should my sore throat be gone after 48 hours?

I felt significantly better 2 and 1/2 days after starting the antibiotic.

2 answers 9 Dec 2013

I had strep throat and was prescribed one (1) 500mg of Amoxicillin every 8 hours for ten (10) days.?

... Now my tongue is sore and white:should I discontinue the Amoxicillin or decrease the dosage? I have been taking it for five days already. I know ...

1 answer 29 May 2014

Hives on amoxicillin, do I need to go back to the Dr?

I've been on amoxicillin several times in my life without any side effects at all, this time I have been on it for 3 days for strep throat and I ...

2 answers 26 Sep 2014

Sore Ear and Throat?

I've had a sore throat (not scratchy) for over a week and a sore right ear with difficulty swallowing. My doctor prescribed a z-pack and ...

1 answer 11 Jan 2015