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AMOXICILLIN 500MG CAPSULES HARD
Active substance(s): AMOXICILLIN TRIHYDRATE
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Package leaflet: Information for the user
Keep taking Amoxicillin for as long as your Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
doctor has told you to, even if you feel
Amoxicillin 250mg and 500mg Capsules
better. You need every dose to help fight
feeling sick (nausea)
the infection. If some bacteria survive they !
can cause the infection to come back.
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
Driving and using machines
Once you finish treatment, if you still feel
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100
start taking this medicine because it
Amoxicillin capsules can have side effects
unwell you should go back to see the
contains important information for you.
and the symptoms (such as allergic reactions,
being sick (vomiting).
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
dizziness and convulsions) may make you
unfit to drive.
Thrush (a yeast infection of moist areas of the
If you have any further questions, ask your
body which can cause soreness, itching and
doctor or pharmacist.
Do not drive or operate machinery unless you
white discharge) may develop if Amoxicillin is
This medicine has been prescribed for you are feeling well.
used for a long time. If this occurs tell your
only. Do not pass it on to others. It may
harm them, even if their signs of illness
Amoxicillin Capsules contains sunset
If you take Amoxicillin for a long time, your
are the same as yours.
yellow E110 and carmoisine E122, which
may perform additional tests to check
If you get any side effects, talk to your
may cause allergic reactions, Also, methyl
liver and blood are working
doctor or pharmacist. This includes any
parahydroxybenzoate and propyl
possible side effects not listed in this
parahydroxybenzoate which may cause
If you have any further questions on the use
allergic reactions (possibly delayed).
leaflet. See section 4.
of this medicine, ask your doctor or
3. How to take Amoxicillin Capsules
What is in this leaflet
Very rare (may affects up to 1 in 10,000
thrush (a yeast infection of the vagina,
mouth or skin folds), you can get
treatment for thrush from your doctor or
fits (convulsions), seen in patients on high
doses or with kidney problems
crystals in the urine, which may be seen
as cloudy urine, or difficulty or discomfort
1. What Amoxicillin capsules are and what
in passing urine. Make sure you drink
they are used for
Always take this medicine exactly as your
plenty of fluids to reduce the chance of
2. What you need to know before you take
doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure.
the tongue may change to yellow, brown
side effects, although not everybody gets
3. How to take Amoxicillin capsules
or black and it may have a hairy
4. Possible side effects
Swallow with water without opening
5. How to store Amoxicillin capsules
an excessive breakdown of red blood cells
6. Contents of the pack and other information !
Space the doses evenly during the day, at
causing a type of anaemia. Signs include:
a doctor straight away, if you notice any of
least 4 hours apart.
tiredness, headaches, shortness of
1. What Amoxicillin capsules are and
breath, dizziness, looking pale and
need urgent medical treatment:
what they are used for
Usual dose is:
yellowing of the skin and the whites of the
The following are very rare (may affect up to 1
Children weighing less than 40 kg who are
Amoxicillin is an antibiotic (antibacterial
low number of white blood cells
able to swallow capsules, all doses are
medicine) for treating infections. It belongs to
allergic reactions, the signs may include:
low number of cells involved with blood
worked out depending on the child's
a group of antibiotics called “Penicillins”.
bodyweight in kilograms.
lips, tongue, body or breathing difficulties.
the blood may take longer to clot than it
Amoxicillin is used to treat infections caused
normally would. You may notice this if you
by bacteria in different parts of the body.
Your doctor will advise you how many
have a nosebleed or cut yourself.
deaths have occurred
Amoxicillin may also be used in combination
Amoxicillin Capsules you should give to
with other medicines to treat stomach ulcers.
your baby or child.
the skin surface or bruising of the skin.
Reporting of side effects
Usual dose - 40mg to 90mg for each
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor
2. What you need to know before you
kilogram of body weight a day given in two
or pharmacist. This includes any possible side
walls due to an allergic reaction. It can be
take Amoxicillin capsules
or three divided doses
effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also
associated with joint pain (arthritis) and
report side effects directly via the Yellow Card
Adults, elderly patients and children
Do not take Amoxicillin capsules:
Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or
weighing 40 kg or more
if you are allergic to amoxicillin, penicillin
search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google
usually 7 to 12 days after having
or any of the other ingredients of this
Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side
Amoxicillin, some signs include: rashes,
The usual dose of Amoxicillin is 250 mg to
medicine (listed in section 6).
effects, you can help provide more
fever, joint pains and enlargement of the
if you have ever had an allergic reaction to 500 mg three times a day or 750 mg to 1 g
information on the safety of this medicine.
lymph nodes especially under the arms
any antibiotic. This can include a skin rash every 12 hours, depending on the severity
and type of infection.
or swelling of the face or throat.
5. How to store Amoxicillin capsules
multiforme' where you may develop: itchy
Severe infections: 750 mg to 1 g three
Do not take Amoxicillin capsules if any of the
especially on the palms of the hands or
Store below 30°C.
times a day.
above apply. If you are not sure, talk to your
Urinary tract infection: 3 g twice daily for
doctor or pharmacist before taking Amoxicillin
areas on the skin, tender areas on the
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach
Lyme disease (an infection spread by
You may have a fever and be very tired
parasites called ticks): Isolated
Warnings and precautions
other severe skin reactions can include:
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
erythema migrans (early stage red or pink
Talk to your doctor before taking Amoxicillin
changes in skin colour, bumps under the
which is stated on the blister and / or bottle
circular rash): 4 g a day, Systemic
Capsules, if any of the following applies to
and the carton after “EXP”. The expiry date
manifestations (late stage for more
pain, itching, scaling. These may be
refers to the last day of that month.
serious symptoms or when the disease
have glandular fever (fever, sore throat,
spreads around your body): up to 6 g a
swollen glands and extreme tiredness)
Do not throw away any medicines via
have kidney problems
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
Stomach ulcers: one 750 mg or one 1 g
are not urinating regularly.
swollen glands, and abnormal blood test
pharmacist how to throw away medicines you
dose twice a day for 7 days with other
no longer use. These measures will help
antibiotics and medicines to treat stomach
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to
cells (eosinophilia) and liver enzymes)
protect the environment.
you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before
To prevent heart infection during
6. Contents of the pack and other
Systemic Symptoms (DRESS)).
surgery: the dose will vary according to
the type of surgery. Other medicines may
Blood and urine tests
an infection, or if you bruise easily. These
also be given at the same time. Your
If you are having:
may be signs of a problem with your blood What Amoxicillin Capsules contains
doctor, pharmacist or nurse can give you
Urine tests (glucose) or blood tests for
The active substance is Amoxicillin
The maximum recommended dose is 6 g
Oestriol tests (used during pregnancy to
occurs during treatment with Amoxicillin
The other ingredients are Croscarmellose
check the baby is developing normally)
for Lyme disease and causes fever, chills,
Sodium, Magnesium stearate, Sunset
headache, muscle pain and skin rash.
yellow E110, Carmosine E122, Brilliant
Tell your doctor or pharmacist that you are
blue E133, Quinoline Yellow E104,
Doses may be lower than those listed above
taking Amoxicillin Capsules. This is because
with diarrhoea (sometimes containing
Titanium dioxide E171, Methyl
in patients with kidney problems.
Amoxicillin can affect the results of these
blood), pain and fever
serious liver side effects may occur. They
parahydroxybenzoate, Shellac, Black iron
If you take more Amoxicillin Capsules than
oxide E172, Gelatin, Propylene glycol and
Other medicines and Amoxicillin capsules
treatment over a long period, males and
Sodium lauryl sulfate.
Never take more than the recommended dose
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
each day. If you have taken too much
taking, have recently taken or might take any
urgently if you get:
What Amoxicillin Capsules looks like and
Amoxicillin, signs might be an upset stomach
contents of the pack
If you are taking allopurinol (used for gout) (feeling sick, being sick or diarrhoea) or
Amoxicillin 250mg capsules are Red / Buff
crystals in the urine, which may be seen as
with Amoxicillin Capsules, it may be more
coloured capsules printed with 'AMOXY 250'
cloudy urine, or problems urinating. Talk to
likely that you will have an allergic skin
in black ink.
your doctor as soon as possible. Take the
Amoxicillin 500mg capsules are Red / Buff
medicine to show the doctor. Always take any
If you are taking probenecid (used for
coloured capsules printed with 'AMOXY 500'
capsule left over with you and also the box, as
gout), your doctor may decide to adjust
in black ink.
this will allow easier identification of the
your dose of Amoxicillin Capsules.
Amoxicillin 250mg and 500mg are supplied in
If you are taking medicines to help stop
or for up to several weeks after.
blister packs of 21 capsules.
blood clots (such as warfarin), you may
If you forget to take Amoxicillin Capsules
need extra blood tests.
If any of the above happens stop taking
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If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon
If you are taking other antibiotics (such as
as you remember.
tetracycline) Amoxicillin may be less
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Do not take the next dose too soon, wait
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about 4 hours before taking the next dose.
If you are taking methotrexate (used for
Sometimes you may get less severe skin
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Do not take a double dose to make up for
the treatment of cancer and severe
a forgotten dose.
psoriasis) Amoxicillin may cause an
a mildly itchy rash (round, pink-red
increase in side effects.
patches), 'hive-like' swollen areas on
If you stop taking Amoxicillin Capsules
forearms, legs, palms, hands or feet. This
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If you stop taking Amoxicillin capsules without
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
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medical advice then discuss what to do with
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think
your doctor. If you have any further questions
you may be pregnant or are planning to have
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on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or
a baby, ask your doctor for advice before
If you have any of these talk to your doctor
taking this medicine.
as Amoxicillin will need to be stopped.
This leaflet was last revised in October
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency