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Amoxicillan is a common misspelling of amoxicillin.

What is amoxicillin (amoxicillan)?

Amoxicillin (amoxicillan) is a penicillin antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, including: gonorrhea, middle ear infections, skin infections, upper and lower respiratory tract infections, and infections of the genital and urinary tract. Amoxicillin (amoxicillan) is also used in combination with other drugs such as Prilosec (omeprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole), and/or Biaxin (clarithromycin) to treat duodenal ulcers caused by H. pylori bacteria (ulcers in the wall of the small intestine).

Do not use amoxicillin (amoxicillan) if you are allergic to any ingredient in this medicine or other penicillin antibiotics (eg, ampicillin) or if you have recently received or will be receiving live oral typhoid vaccine.

Amoxicillin (amoxicillan) only works against bacteria; it does not treat viral infections (eg, the common cold).

Be sure to use amoxicillin (amoxicillan) for the full course of treatment. If you do not, the medicine may not clear up your infection completely. The bacteria could also become less sensitive to this or other medicines. This could make the infection harder to treat in the future.

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