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Kidney problems
fits (convulsions), seen in patients on
high doses or with kidney problems
dizziness
hyperactivity
crystals in the urine, which may be seen
as cloudy urine, or difficulty or discomfort
in passing urine. Make sure you drink
plenty of fluids to reduce the chance of
these symptoms
teeth may appear stained, usually
returning to normal with brushing (this
has been reported in children)
the tongue may change to yellow, brown
or black and it may have a hairy
appearance
an excessive breakdown of red blood
cells causing a form of anaemia. Signs
include: tiredness, headaches, shortness
of breath, dizziness, looking pale and
yellowing of the skin and the whites of
the eyes
the blood may take longer to clot than it
normally would. You may notice this if
you have a nosebleed or cut yourself
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if
you have any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Reporting side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor
or pharmacist. This includes any possible
side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can
also report side effects directly via the
Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects, you can help
provide more information on the safety of
this medicine

5. How to store Amoxil
Keep out of the sight and reach of
children.
Do not use Amoxil after the expiry date
which is stated on the carton and sachet
label after ’Exp’. The expiry date refers to
the last day of that month.
Do not store above 25°C.
Store in the original pack in order to
protect from moisture.

Do not use Amoxil if the sachets have
been tampered with or opened.
Use immediately following reconstitution.
If your medicine becomes discoloured or
show any signs of deterioration, seek the
advice of your pharmacist.
Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask
your pharmacist how to dispose of
medicines no longer required. These
measures will help to protect the
environment.

6. Further information
What Amoxil contains
The active substance is amoxicillin.
Each sachet contains 3g amoxicillin
(as amoxicillin trihydrate).
The other ingredients are saccharin
sodium, xanthan gum (E415), peach,
strawberry and lemon dry flavours and
sorbitol (E420).
See also Important information about
some of the ingredients of Amoxil in
section 2.
What Amoxil looks like and contents of
the pack
The sachets contain a white to off-white, free
flowing powder with characteristic odour
which on reconstitution with water forms a
white to off-white coloured suspension.
Each pack contains 2 sachets.
Manufactured by:
Laboratorios Reig Jofre, Calle Jarama, s/n,
Poligono Industrial, 45007 Toledo, Spain.
Procured from within the EU and
repackaged by the Product Licence
holder: B&S Healthcare, Unit 4, Bradfield
Road, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 0NU, UK.
Amoxil 3g sachets sucrose-free
PL 18799/2444
POM
Leaflet date: 16.09.2015

Package Leaflet: Information for the User

Amoxil 3g sachets sucrose-free
(amoxicillin)
Read all of this leaflet carefully before
you start taking this medicine.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again.
If you have any further questions, ask
your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine is usually prescribed for
adults. Do not pass it on to others. It may
harm them, even if their symptoms are
the same as yours.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or
if you notice any side effects not listed in
this leaflet, please tell your doctor or
pharmacist.
The name of your medicine is Amoxil 3g
sachets sucrose-free but will be referred as
Amoxil throughout this leaflet
In this leaflet:
1. What Amoxil is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Amoxil
3. How to take Amoxil
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Amoxil
6. Further information

1. What Amoxil is and what it is
1 used for
What Amoxil is
Amoxil is an antibiotic. The sachets contain
a medicine called amoxicillin. This belongs
to a group of medicines called ‘penicillins’.
What Amoxil is used for
Amoxil is used to treat infections in different
parts of the body caused by bacteria. It is
also used to stop infections when you have
a tooth removed or other surgery.
2 Before you take Amoxil

2. Before you take Amoxil
Do not take Amoxil if you:
are allergic (hypersensitive) to
amoxicillin, penicillin or any of the other
ingredients of Amoxil (listed in section 6)
have ever had an allergic
(hypersensitive) reaction to any
antibiotic. This can include a skin rash or
swelling of the face or neck.
Do not take Amoxil if any of the above apply.
If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist before taking Amoxil.
Take special care with Amoxil
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before
taking this medicine if you:
have glandular fever
are being treated for kidney problems
are not passing water regularly
If you are not sure if any of the above apply
to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist
before taking Amoxil.
Having urine or blood tests
If you are having tests on your water (urine
glucose tests) or blood tests for liver
function, let the doctor or nurse know that
you are on Amoxil. This is because Amoxil
can affect the results of these tests.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you
are taking or have recently taken any other
medicines. This includes medicines that can
be bought without a prescription and herbal
medicines. This is because Amoxil can
affect the way some other medicines work.
Also some other medicines can affect the
way Amoxil works.
If you are taking allopurinol (used for
gout) with Amoxil, it may be more likely
that you’ll have an allergic skin reaction.

If you are taking probenecid (used for
gout), your doctor may decide to adjust
your dose of Amoxil.
If medicines to help stop blood clots
(such as warfarin) are taken with Amoxil
then extra blood tests may be needed.
Amoxil may stop the contraceptive pill
working. You will need to use extra
contraceptive precautions, such as using a
condom. If you need any advice, talk to
your doctor or pharmacist.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice
before taking any medicine if you think you
might be or if you are pregnant, or if you
are breast-feeding.
Important information about some of
the ingredients of Amoxil
Amoxil does not contain sugar.
Amoxil contains 4.2g of sorbitol (E420).
If you have been told by your doctor that
you have an intolerance to some sugars,
talk to your doctor before taking this
medicine.
Each sachet contains 18mg of sodium.
This should be considered if you are on a
controlled sodium diet.

to take
Amoxilabout some of
53.H How
Important
information
Always take Amoxil exactly as your doctor
has told you. Your doctor will tell you how
many sachets you should take. You should
check with your doctor or pharmacist if you
are not sure.
When taking Amoxil
Reconstitute each sachet with half a
glass of water, when you need to take it,
as instructed on the sachet
The maximum recommended dose is
6g per day given as 2 x 3g sachets.
Space the doses evenly during the day,
at least 4 hours apart. If you need to
have 2 sachets in a day, have one in the
morning and one in the evening unless
your doctor has advised otherwise.
Never take 2 doses in 1 hour.

The usual dose is:
Children weighing less than 40kg
Amoxil Sachets are not recommended.
Adults, elderly patients and children
weighing more than 40kg
Severe or recurrent chest infection:
3g (1 x sachet) twice a day.
Urinary tract (water) infection:
2 x 3g doses (2 x sachets) with
10 to 12 hours between each dose.
Dental abscess (infection under the
gums and teeth): 2 x 3g doses (2 x
sachets) with 8 hours between each
dose.
Gonorrhoea (a sexually transmitted
infection): 1 x 3g dose (1 x sachet).
To stop infection during surgery
the dose will vary according to the type
of surgery. Other medicines may also be
given at the same time.
Your doctor, pharmacist or nurse can
give you more details.
Kidney problems
If you have kidney problems the dose might
be lower than the usual dose.
If you take too much Amoxil
If you have too much Amoxil, signs might
be an upset stomach (feeling sick, being sick
or diarrhoea) or crystals in the urine, which
may be seen as cloudy urine, or problems
passing urine. Talk to your doctor as soon
as possible. Take the medicine to show the
doctor.
If you forget to take Amoxil
If you forget to take a dose don’t worry,
take it as soon as you remember.
Don’t take the next dose too soon, wait
about 4 hours before taking the next
dose.
How long should you take Amoxil for?
Keep taking Amoxil until the treatment is
finished, even if you feel better. You
need every dose to help fight the
infection. If some bacteria survive they
can cause the infection to come back.
Do not take Amoxil for more than 2
weeks. If you still feel unwell you should
go back to see the doctor.

Thrush (a yeast infection of moist areas of
the body) may develop if Amoxil is used for
a long time. If this occurs and you have been
taking Amoxil for longer than recommended,
tell your doctor. If you have any further
questions on the use of this product, ask
your doctor or pharmacist.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Amoxil can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
The following side effects may happen with
this medicine.
Stop taking Amoxil and see a doctor
straight away, if you notice any of the
following serious side effects – you
may need urgent medical treatment:
The following are very rare (affects less
than 1 in 10,000 people)
allergic reactions, the signs may include:
skin itching or rash, swelling of the face,
lips, tongue, body or breathing
difficulties. These can be serious and
occasionally deaths have occurred
rash or pinpoint flat red round spots
under the skin surface or bruising of the
skin. This is due to inflammation of blood
vessel walls due to an allergic reaction. It
can be associated with joint pain
(arthritis) and kidney problems
a delayed allergic reaction can occur
usually 7 to 12 days after having Amoxil,
some signs include: rashes, fever, joint
pains and enlargement of the lymph
nodes especially under the arms
a skin reaction known as ‘erythema
multiforme’ where you may develop:
itchy reddish purple patches on the skin
especially on the palms of the hands or
soles of the feet, ‘hive-like’ raised
swollen areas on the skin, tender areas
on the surfaces of the mouth, eyes and
private parts. You may have a fever and
be very tired
other severe skin reactions can include:
changes in skin colour, bumps under the
skin, blistering, pustules, peeling,
redness, pain, itching, scaling. These
may be associated with fever,
headaches and body aches

high temperature (fever), chills, a sore
throat or other signs of an infection, or if
you bruise easily. These may be signs of
a problem with your blood cells
inflammation of the large bowel (colon)
with diarrhoea sometimes containing
blood, pain and fever
serious liver side effects may occur
which are often reversible. They are
mainly associated with people having
treatment over a long period, males and
the elderly. You must tell your doctor
urgently if you get:
severe diarrhoea with bleeding
blisters, redness or bruising of the
skin darker urine or paler stools
yellowing of the skin or the whites of
the eyes (jaundice). See also
anaemia below which might result in
jaundice
These can happen when having the
medicine or for up to several weeks after.
If any of the above happen stop taking
the medicine and see your doctor
straight away.
Sometimes you may get less severe skin
reactions such as:
a mildly itchy rash (round, pink-red
patches), ‘hive-like’ swollen areas on
forearms, legs, palms, hands or feet.
This is uncommon (affects less than 1 in
100 people).
If you have any of these talk to your
doctor as Amoxil will need to be
stopped.
The other possible side effects are:
Common (affects less than 1 in 10 people)
skin rash
feeling sick (nausea)
diarrhoea
Uncommon (affects less than 1 in 100
people)
being sick (vomiting)
Very rare (affects less than 1 in 10,000
people)
thrush (a yeast infection of the vagina,
mouth or skin folds), you can get
treatment for thrush from your doctor or
pharmacist

Kidney problems
fits (convulsions), seen in patients on
high doses or with kidney problems
dizziness
hyperactivity
crystals in the urine, which may be seen
as cloudy urine, or difficulty or discomfort
in passing urine. Make sure you drink
plenty of fluids to reduce the chance of
these symptoms
teeth may appear stained, usually
returning to normal with brushing (this
has been reported in children)
the tongue may change to yellow, brown
or black and it may have a hairy
appearance
an excessive breakdown of red blood
cells causing a form of anaemia. Signs
include: tiredness, headaches, shortness
of breath, dizziness, looking pale and
yellowing of the skin and the whites of
the eyes
the blood may take longer to clot than it
normally would. You may notice this if
you have a nosebleed or cut yourself
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if
you have any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Reporting side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor
or pharmacist. This includes any possible
side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can
also report side effects directly via the
Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects, you can help
provide more information on the safety of
this medicine

5. How to store Amoxicillin
Keep out of the sight and reach of
children.
Do not use Amoxicillin after the expiry
date which is stated on the carton and
sachet label after ’Exp’. The expiry date
refers to the last day of that month.
Do not store above 25°C.
Store in the original pack in order to
protect from moisture.
Do not use Amoxicillin if the sachets
have been tampered with or opened.
Use immediately following reconstitution.

If your medicine becomes discoloured or
show any signs of deterioration, seek the
advice of your pharmacist.
Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask
your pharmacist how to dispose of
medicines no longer required. These
measures will help to protect the
environment.

6. Further information
What Amoxicillin contains
The active substance is amoxicillin.
Each sachet contains 3g amoxicillin
(as amoxicillin trihydrate).
The other ingredients are saccharin
sodium, xanthan gum (E415), peach,
strawberry and lemon dry flavours and
sorbitol (E420).
See also Important information about
some of the ingredients of Amoxicillin in
section 2.
What Amoxicillin looks like and contents
of the pack
The sachets contain a white to off-white, free
flowing powder with characteristic odour
which on reconstitution with water forms a
white to off-white coloured suspension.
Each pack contains 2 sachets.
Manufactured by:
Laboratorios Reig Jofre, Calle Jarama, s/n,
Poligono Industrial, 45007 Toledo, Spain.
Procured from within the EU and
repackaged by the Product Licence
holder: B&S Healthcare, Unit 4, Bradfield
Road, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 0NU, UK.
Amoxicillin 3g sachets sucrose-free
PL 18799/2444
POM
Leaflet date: 16.09.2015

Package Leaflet: Information for the User

Amoxicillin 3g sachets sucrose-free
Read all of this leaflet carefully before
you start taking this medicine.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again.
If you have any further questions, ask
your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine is usually prescribed for
adults. Do not pass it on to others. It may
harm them, even if their symptoms are
the same as yours.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or
if you notice any side effects not listed in
this leaflet, please tell your doctor or
pharmacist.
The name of your medicine is Amoxicillin 3g
sachets sucrose-free but will be referred as
Amoxicillin throughout this leaflet
In this leaflet:
1. What Amoxicillin is and what it is used
for
2. Before you take Amoxicillin
3. How to take Amoxicillin
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Amoxicillin
6. Further information

1. What Amoxicillin is and what
1 it is used for
What Amoxicillin is
Amoxicillin is an antibiotic. The sachets
contain a medicine called amoxicillin. This
belongs to a group of medicines called
‘penicillins’.
What Amoxicillin is used for
Amoxicillin is used to treat infections in
different parts of the body caused by
bacteria. It is also used to stop infections
when you have a tooth removed or other
surgery.
2 Before you take Amoxicillin

2. Before you take Amoxicillin
Do not take Amoxicillin if you:
are allergic (hypersensitive) to
amoxicillin, penicillin or any of the other
ingredients of Amoxicillin (listed in
section 6)
have ever had an allergic
(hypersensitive) reaction to any
antibiotic. This can include a skin rash or
swelling of the face or neck.
Do not take Amoxicillin if any of the above
apply. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor
or pharmacist before taking Amoxicillin.
Take special care with Amoxicillin
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before
taking this medicine if you:
have glandular fever
are being treated for kidney problems
are not passing water regularly
If you are not sure if any of the above apply
to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist
before taking Amoxicillin.
Having urine or blood tests
If you are having tests on your water (urine
glucose tests) or blood tests for liver
function, let the doctor or nurse know that
you are on Amoxicillin. This is because
Amoxicillin can affect the results of these
tests.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you
are taking or have recently taken any other
medicines. This includes medicines that can
be bought without a prescription and herbal
medicines. This is because Amoxicillin can
affect the way some other medicines work.
Also some other medicines can affect the
way Amoxicillin works.
If you are taking allopurinol (used for
gout) with Amoxicillin, it may be more
likely that you’ll have an allergic skin
reaction.
If you are taking probenecid (used for
gout), your doctor may decide to adjust
your dose of Amoxicillin.

If medicines to help stop blood clots
(such as warfarin) are taken with
Amoxicillin then extra blood tests may be
needed.
Amoxicillin may stop the contraceptive pill
working. You will need to use extra
contraceptive precautions, such as using a
condom. If you need any advice, talk to
your doctor or pharmacist.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice
before taking any medicine if you think you
might be or if you are pregnant, or if you
are breast-feeding.
Important information about some of
the ingredients of Amoxicillin
Amoxicillin does not contain sugar.
Amoxicillin contains 4.2g of sorbitol
(E420).
If you have been told by your doctor that
you have an intolerance to some sugars,
talk to your doctor before taking this
medicine.
Each sachet contains 18mg of sodium.
This should be considered if you are on a
controlled sodium diet.

to take
Amoxicillin
53.H How
Important
information
about some of
Always take Amoxicillin exactly as your
doctor has told you. Your doctor will tell you
how
many sachets you should take. You should
check with your doctor or pharmacist if you
are not sure.
When taking Amoxicillin
Reconstitute each sachet with half a
glass of water, when you need to take it,
as instructed on the sachet
The maximum recommended dose is
6g per day given as 2 x 3g sachets.
Space the doses evenly during the day,
at least 4 hours apart. If you need to
have 2 sachets in a day, have one in the
morning and one in the evening unless
your doctor has advised otherwise.
Never take 2 doses in 1 hour.
The usual dose is:
Children weighing less than 40kg
Amoxicillin Sachets are not recommended.

Adults, elderly patients and children
weighing more than 40kg
Severe or recurrent chest infection:
3g (1 x sachet) twice a day.
Urinary tract (water) infection:
2 x 3g doses (2 x sachets) with
10 to 12 hours between each dose.
Dental abscess (infection under the
gums and teeth): 2 x 3g doses (2 x
sachets) with 8 hours between each
dose.
Gonorrhoea (a sexually transmitted
infection): 1 x 3g dose (1 x sachet).
To stop infection during surgery
the dose will vary according to the type
of surgery. Other medicines may also be
given at the same time.
Your doctor, pharmacist or nurse can
give you more details.
Kidney problems
If you have kidney problems the dose might
be lower than the usual dose.
If you take too much Amoxicillin
If you have too much Amoxicillin, signs
might
be an upset stomach (feeling sick, being sick
or diarrhoea) or crystals in the urine, which
may be seen as cloudy urine, or problems
passing urine. Talk to your doctor as soon
as possible. Take the medicine to show the
doctor.
If you forget to take Amoxicillin
If you forget to take a dose don’t worry,
take it as soon as you remember.
Don’t take the next dose too soon, wait
about 4 hours before taking the next
dose.
How long should you take Amoxicillin
for?
Keep taking Amoxicillin until the
treatment is
finished, even if you feel better. You
need every dose to help fight the
infection. If some bacteria survive they
can cause the infection to come back.
Do not take Amoxicillin for more than 2
weeks. If you still feel unwell you should
go back to see the doctor.

Thrush (a yeast infection of moist areas of
the body) may develop if Amoxicillin is used
for a long time. If this occurs and you have
been taking Amoxicillin for longer than
recommended, tell your doctor. If you have
any further questions on the use of this
product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Amoxicillin can cause
side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
The following side effects may happen with
this medicine.
Stop taking Amoxicillin and see a doctor
straight away, if you notice any of the
following serious side effects – you
may need urgent medical treatment:
The following are very rare (affects less than
1 in 10,000 people)
allergic reactions, the signs may include:
skin itching or rash, swelling of the face,
lips, tongue, body or breathing
difficulties. These can be serious and
occasionally deaths have occurred
rash or pinpoint flat red round spots
under the skin surface or bruising of the
skin. This is due to inflammation of blood
vessel walls due to an allergic reaction. It
can be associated with joint pain
(arthritis) and kidney problems
a delayed allergic reaction can occur
usually 7 to 12 days after having
Amoxicillin,
some signs include: rashes, fever, joint
pains and enlargement of the lymph
nodes especially under the arms
a skin reaction known as ‘erythema
multiforme’ where you may develop:
itchy reddish purple patches on the skin
especially on the palms of the hands or
soles of the feet, ‘hive-like’ raised
swollen areas on the skin, tender areas
on the surfaces of the mouth, eyes and
private parts. You may have a fever and
be very tired
other severe skin reactions can include:
changes in skin colour, bumps under the
skin, blistering, pustules, peeling,
redness, pain, itching, scaling.
These may be associated with fever,
headaches and body aches

high temperature (fever), chills, a sore
throat or other signs of an infection, or if
you bruise easily. These may be signs of
a problem with your blood cells
inflammation of the large bowel (colon)
with diarrhoea sometimes containing
blood, pain and fever
serious liver side effects may occur
which are often reversible. They are
mainly associated with people having
treatment over a long period, males and
the elderly. You must tell your doctor
urgently if you get:
severe diarrhoea with bleeding
blisters, redness or bruising of the
skin darker urine or paler stools
yellowing of the skin or the whites of
the eyes (jaundice). See also
anaemia below which might result in
jaundice
These can happen when having the
medicine or for up to several weeks after.
If any of the above happen stop taking
the medicine and see your doctor
straight away.
Sometimes you may get less severe skin
reactions such as:
a mildly itchy rash (round, pink-red
patches), ‘hive-like’ swollen areas on
forearms, legs, palms, hands or feet.
This is uncommon (affects less than 1 in
100 people).
If you have any of these talk to your
doctor as Amoxicillin will need to be
stopped.
The other possible side effects are:
Common (affects less than 1 in 10 people)
skin rash
feeling sick (nausea)
diarrhoea
Uncommon (affects less than 1 in 100
people)
being sick (vomiting)
Very rare (affects less than 1 in 10,000
people)
thrush (a yeast infection of the vagina,
mouth or skin folds), you can get
treatment for thrush from your doctor or
pharmacist

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