Drug Class: What is Trimox and why is it prescribed?
Drug Mechanism: How does Trimox work?
Dosage: How should you take Trimox
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Trimox
Special information on Trimox
Trimox side effects
|Drug Class: What is Trimox and why is it prescribed?|
Generic Trimox (amoxicillin) is a penicillin-like antibiotic. Generic Trimox is used to treat a wide variety of infections, including: gonorrhea, middle ear infections, skin infections, upper and lower respiratory tract infections, and infections of the genital and urinary tract.
Generic Trimox is also used before some surgery or dental work to prevent infection. Generic Trimox will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
Generic Trimox also is used occasionally to treat a chlamydia infection during pregnancy.
In combination with other drugs such as Prevacid and Biaxin, Generic Trimox is also used to treat duodenal ulcers caused by H. pylori bacteria (ulcers in the wall of the small intestine near the exit from the stomach).
|Drug Mechanism: How does Trimox work?|
Generic Trimox 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. Generic Trimox impairs the bonds that hold the bacterial cell wall together. This allows holes to appear in the cell walls and kills the bacteria.
Generic Trimox is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that kills a wide variety of bacteria that cause a wide variety of commonly-occuring infections.
Generic Trimox may be used to treat infections of the upper or lower airways, skin or soft tissue, or ears.
Generic Trimox 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 Generic Trimox your doctor may take a tissue sample, for example a swab from the throat or skin, or a urine or blood sample.
|Dosage: How should you take Trimox|
Generic Trimox can be taken with or without food.
Dosages will be determined by the type of infection being treated.
Ear, Nose, Throat, Skin, Genital, and Urinary Tract Infections:
Infections of the Lower Respiratory Tract:
Gonococcal Infections Such as Acute, Uncomplicated Anogenital and Urethral Infections:
Alternatively, 1 gram of Generic Trimox can be taken with 30 milligrams of Prevacid every 8 hours for 14 days.
Children weighing 44 pounds and over should follow the recommended adult dose schedule.
Children weighing under 44 pounds will have their dosage determined by their weight.
If you miss a Generic Trimox dose
Generic Trimox Overdose
Symptoms of Generic Trimox overdose may include:
Generic Trimox Storage instructions
Generic Trimox Preparations:
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking Trimox|
There may be an increased risk of experiencing a rash as a side effect of Generic Trimox if you are also taking allopurinol.
Generic Trimox may decrease the removal of methotrexate from the body, increasing the risk of side effects. If you are taking methotrexate you should be well monitored by your doctor while you are taking a course of Generic Trimox.
Probenecid increases the blood level of Generic Trimox, and people taking probenecids may be prescribed a lower dose of Generic Trimox.
Generic Trimox may rarely alter the anti-blood-clotting effects of anticoagulant medicines such as warfarin. Your doctor may wish to monitor your blood clotting time while you are taking both medicines.
If you are taking a combined oral contraceptive pill there may be a very low risk that Generic Trimox may make it less effective at preventing pregnancy. Although the risk of this is very low, the personal and ethical consequences of an unwanted pregnancy can be very serious. For this reason the Family Planning Association recommends that women taking combined oral contraceptives should use an extra method of contraception (eg condoms) while taking a short course of Generic Trimox, and for seven days after finishing the course. If the seven days run beyond the end of a pill packet, a new packet should be started without a break (in the case of ED pills the inactive tablets should be omitted).
|Special information on Trimox|
Most Important Fact about Generic Trimox
If you are allergic to either penicillin or cephalosporin antibiotics in any form, consult your doctor before taking Generic Trimox. There is a possibility that you are allergic to both types of medication; and if a reaction occurs, it could be extremely severe. If you take Generic Trimox and feel signs of a reaction, seek medical attention immediately.
Generic Trimox precautions if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
Since Generic Trimox may appear in breast milk, you should consult your doctor if you plan to breastfeed your baby.
Special warnings about Generic Trimox
If you are diabetic, be aware that Generic Trimox may cause a false positive Clinitest (urine glucose test) result to occur. You should consult with your doctor about using different tests while taking Generic Trimox.
Before taking Generic Trimox, tell your doctor if you have ever had asthma, colitis (inflammatory bowel disease), diabetes, or kidney or liver disease.
|Trimox side effects|
Generic Trimox should not be taken if you are allergic or sensitive to penicillin or cephalosporin antibiotics.
Possible Generic Trimox Side effects
Side effects of Generic Trimox may include:
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