Trimox (amoxicillin) antibiotic is used in treatment of different bacterial infections. Amoxicillin was developed in 1958 and introduced in 1972. The World Health Organization (WHO) considers it to be a safe and effective medication, and it is among antibiotics that are commonly used in children.
What Is It Used for?
Trimox (amoxicillin) belongs to penicillin antibiotics that are able to prevent the growth of bacteria. It is used for treatment of different bacterial infections, including bronchitis, tonsillitis, gonorrhea, pneumonia and infections of urinary tract, ear, nose, skin or throat.
It may be used along with clarithromycin for treatment of stomach ulcers occurred due to Helicobacter pylori infection. The same combination can be used along with lansoprazole, a stomach acid reducer.
If you have an allergy to any penicillin antibiotic (dicloxacillin, ampicillin, penicillin, oxacillin, ticarcillin, etc.), you should not use Trimox. In order to ensure that you can use Trimox safely, you should tell your doctor if you have at least one of the following conditions:
Liver or kidney problems;
Diarrhea caused by antibiotics;
Allergies to any substances and medications.
If you need to treat gonorrhea, your healthcare provider may also need to check if you have any other sexually transmitted disease. Although Trimox is believed to be safe for an unborn baby, you should tell your doctor about your pregnancy or about intention to get pregnant in the nearest future.
You should not use Trimox along with hormonal birth control pills, because this will reduce their effectiveness. It is possible to use non-hormonal birth control drugs to prevent the occurrence of pregnancy when taking Trimox. The medication is able to pass into breast milk, which may be harmful to a baby. You should consult your healthcare provider whether you can use this medication during lactation.
Trimox, like any other medication, may cause side effects that range from minor to severe. The most common ones are the following:
Vaginal discharge and itching;
Black, swollen or “hairy” tongue.
In case of occurrence of severe side effects, you should be looking for immediate medical help.
Interaction with Medications
There are 56 drugs that are able to interact with Trimox. You should not take it along with the following drugs:
Methotrexate LPF Sodium;
Rheumatrex Dose Pack;
Doxycycline and others.
You should consult your healthcare provider if you wish to take another medication along with Trimox.