What is Amoxicillin
Amoxicillin is an antibiotic used for the treatment of bacterial infections against a number of bacteria like E. coli, H. influenzae, Pneumococci, etc. Some of the major areas that can be cured by the use of amoxicillin are tonsils, lungs, larynx, skin and bronchi.
Amoxicillin has different doses on the basis of the varied severity of the infection. It also varies with respect to the age factor as well. The dose of a child will vary from that of an adult. The antibiotic may be taken with food or otherwise as well. In case of treatment of gonorrhea in adults the amoxicillin to be given is to be of 3 grams. Amoxicillin can be also be used for the treatment of the newly born and pregnant women in most of the general cases.
In spite of its tremendous effectiveness, amoxicillin also has side effects which can be quite dangerous. The persons who are allergic to the antibiotics can never be advised to take amoxicillin. There are also persons who are allergic to penicillin who are not prescribed this amoxicillin in most cases. A well trained and professional doctor must be consulted before the intake of this antibiotic as the adverse effects that may be caused in case of persons allergic to antibiotics can be of a very serious nature. The worst kinds of side effects include nausea, insomnia and rashes. Some of the other adverse effects include vomiting and diarrhea. There can also be some very severe cases where there may arise some mental disorders as well. Anxiety, confusion and thinking disarrays may take place in these cases.
The rashes caused due to amoxicillin are common side effects. A simple rash may take place during the course of treatment with the help of this amoxicillin and this may be present for a considerable period of time like one week. The itching can become quite painful in the more severe cases. People who are allergic like the ones mentioned above can be experience these rashes of the most terrible kinds. There can be rashes that are not of allergic nature as well. The rashes may develop at a later stage in some children and few adults as well. It is quite tough to differentiate between an allergic and a non allergic rash. Hence an experienced medical practitioner is required in order to properly differentiate between the two.
These adverse effects can prove to be very dangerous if the person is allergic to the antibiotics. Hence precautions are to be taken and it should never be prescribed in such a case. The effects can also result in the death of a person in some of the most severe cases.