What is Amoxicillin 500mg?
Amoxicillin 500mg is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that kills a wide variety of bacteria that cause a wide variety of commonly-occurring infections. Amoxicillin 500mg capsules contain amoxicillin as the active ingredient which belongs to a class of antibiotics called ‘penicillins’.
Amoxicillin for dental infections.
Amoxicillin (penicillin) is still the first-line drug of choice for dental infections. It is given to people who have abscesses, infections around their wisdom teeth or infections that develop after dental surgery. The typical adult dose for dental infections is 500 milligrams 3 times a day for 7 days.
Although amoxicillin can treat a number of infections, we will only prescribe amoxicillin for emergency dental problems such as dental abscess and gum disease where the gums become swollen, sore or infected.
Amoxicillin may be used to treat infections of the upper or lower airways, skin or soft tissue, ears or mouth. These may include: bronchitis, pneumonia, middle ear, gynaecological, urinary tract, cellulitis, meningitis, typhoid, dental abscess, blood poisoning and heart inflammation.
Amoxicillin 500mg can make birth control pills less effective. Therefore, you should discuss this issue with your prescribing doctor.
People taking blood-thinning drugs (anticoagulants), such as warfarin may be more likely to bleed while taking amoxicillin. Therefore, patients already taking warfarin must inform their GP or anticoagulation clinic so they can be monitored.