The drug "Amoxicillin": indications for use, side effects
How many years have passed since the firstantibiotics? It would seem that penicillins were discovered long ago, but nothing more effective today the pharmaceutical industry can not offer to mankind. Bacterial infections receded only after the widespread use of penicillin group drugs. Today, the most common of these drugs is Amoxicillin. Indications for use of the drug are indicated in the manufacturer's instructions. In this article we will consider them in detail. In addition, readers will learn about the side effects that can cause medication and contraindications to treatment.
What is the drug "Amoxicillin"?
Indications for use are due to propertiesactive substance, which is a part of this drug. Amoxicillin belongs to semisynthetic substances. It acts on gram-negative cocci and rods, it is also used to fight infections caused by gram-positive cocci. Together with metronidazole, a medicine is used to fight the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. Self-administration of the drug is prohibited, because the patient is not able to accurately determine the nature of the disease and the required dosage.
The form of the drug is different. The drug can be sold in the form of tablets, powder for suspensions and injections. Oral administration of antibiotic is due to its increased acid resistance, due to which it is perfectly absorbed into the digestive tract. The product has a characteristic odor, white or almost white. Before taking the medication "Amoxicillin", the indications for use should be clarified by the attending physician, since only the picture of the specific disease will be clear to him. In addition, only a medical worker will be able to take into account all the characteristics of the patient's body, described in the history of his illness.
At what diseases do you use the drug Amoxicillin?
Indications for use of the drug are indicated by the manufacturer in the instructions. These include:
infectious diseases of the respiratory system;
bacterial inflammatory processes of the genitourinary system;
abdominal infectious diseases;
microbial infections of the skin and soft tissues;
As can be seen from the foregoing, the range of applicationthe antibiotic is large enough. It can be used as a therapeutic agent for a huge number of diseases. For example, the drug "Amoxicillin" is effective at a genyantritis, at a dysentery, a pneumonia and a sepsis. This, perhaps, is one of the universal medicines, which must necessarily be available in pharmacies of each locality, in the first-aid kit of any tourist and military. Apply antibiotic "Amoxicillin" in cystitis, as well as other chronic and acute diseases.
Contraindications to taking an antibiotic
Among the restrictions for the use of fundsespecially hypersensitivity to penicillin, as well as cephalosporins. Among contraindications, there is also mononucleosis. In combination with metronidazole, an antibiotic can not be used in disorders of hematopoiesis, lymphocytic leukemia, sensitivity to nitromidazoles, pregnancy and during breastfeeding.
Side effects when taking medication
Among the side effects are:
- unpleasant sensations and pains in the area of the anus,
- Digestive disorders,
- violation of breathing,
- pain in the joints,
- hemorrhagic colitis,
confusion of consciousness.
In some cases, anaphylactic shock, Quincke's edema, seizures and other manifestations of allergic reactions and effects may occur.
The drug is only released if the recipient has the recipient. The medicinal product is stored in a place isolated from light and moisture.