Amoxicillin Capsule 500mg - Amoxicillin belongs to a group of antibiotics called penicillins. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria.
Amoxicillin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that kills a wide variety of bacteria that cause a wide variety of commonly-occuring infections. Amoxicillin may be used to treat infections of the upper or lower airways, skin or soft tissue, or ears. It may also be used to treat urine infections, certain sexually-transmitted infections, dental infections, and infections affecting the blood or internal organs.
What does it treat?
Bacterial infections of the lungs (chest or lower respiratory tract), eg acute and chronic bronchitis, pneumonia.
Bacterial infection of the nasal passages, sinuses or throat (upper respiratory tract infection), eg sinusitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, tonsillitis.
Bacterial infections of the middle ear (otitis media).
Bacterial infections of the urinary tract or kidneys (pyelonephritis).
Bacterial infections of skin or soft tissue, eg boils, abscesses, cellulitis, impetigo.
Gynaecological bacterial infections, including those following childbirth or abortion.
Abdominal bacterial infections (peritonitis).
Bacterial infections of the blood (septicaemia or blood poisoning).
Bacterial infection of the heart valves and the lining surrounding the heart (bacterial endocarditis).
Preventing infection of the heart (bacterial endocarditis) during medical or dental procedures in people with heart valve defects or artificial heart valves.
Dental abscess (as addition to surgical management).
Typhoid and paratyphoid fever.
Lyme disease (unlicensed use).
Eradicating Helicobacteria pylori bacteria in the gut that are associated with causing peptic ulcers (in combination with other medicines).