Manufacturer: Apotex NZ Ltd manufactures Amoxicillin.
The uses of Amoxicillin include:
Amoxicillin belongs to a group of antibiotics called penicillins. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria. The injection is used to treat more serious infections, or in cases where the medicine can't be taken by mouth.
Amoxicillin works by interfering with the ability of bacteria to form cell walls. The cell walls of bacteria are vital for their survival. They keep unwanted substances from entering their cells and stop the contents of their cells from leaking out. Amoxicillin impairs the bonds that hold the bacterial cell wall together. This allows holes to appear in the cell walls and kills the 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.
To make sure the bacteria causing an infection are susceptible to amoxicillin your doctor may take a tissue sample, for example a swab from the throat or skin, or a urine or blood sample.
What is it used for?
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).