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Amoxicillin

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    Amoxicillin
    Amoxil, alphamox 
    • Mechanism of Action
    • A beta lactam antibiotic that inhibits bacterial cell wall synthesis.
    • Microbiology
    • More active than narrow spectrum penicillins against certain gram negatives, such as E coli and Haemophilus influenzae.

Clinical Use

    • Indications
    • Community-acquired pneumonia
    • Peritonsillar abscess
    • Bacterial endocarditis
    • Rheumatic fever
    • Syphilis
    • Adverse Effects
    • Hypersensitivity - urticarial rash, oedema, anaphylaxis
    • GIT - nausea / vomiting / diarrhoea
    • Thrombocytopaenia / leukopaenia
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