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Amoxicillin 500 mg Capsule

Amoxicillin 500 mg capsules is a beta-lactam medication that is prescribed to treat various types of infections caused by gram-positive bacteria. It is part of the group of drugs known as antibiotics. Amoxicillin belongs to a class of medication known as penicillin. The chemical name of amoxicillin trihydrate is amino benzylpenicillin. This broad-spectrum antibiotic occurs as a white crystalline powder.  The chemical formula of this antibiotic is C16H19N3O5S. It treats only bacterial infections. This doesn’t work for viral infections (such as the common cold, cough, or flu). This medication is available in generic and brand forms.


Amoxicillin trihydrate is equivalent to 500mg of Amoxicillin per capsule. Each capsule of AMOXIL® contains 500 mg amoxicillin as the trihydrate and is imprinted with “AMOXIL” and the dose (500). The cap and body come with royal blue opaque and pink opaque respectively.


Amoxicillin 500 mg capsules can be used by adults, teenagers and children weighing 40kg. Adults can use amoxicillin to treat infections such as bronchitis, ear infections, bladder infections, and pneumonia. Amoxicillin can also be used to prevent bacterial infections in people who are undergoing dental or surgical procedures. Children can use amoxicillin to treat ear infections, throat infections, and chest infections. Amoxicillin can also be used to prevent pneumococcal infection in children.

How does it work?

Amoxicillin 500 mg capsules are antibiotic that is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It is a penicillin-type antibiotic. It affects by killing or stopping the growth of bacteria.

Amoxicillin is available in different forms including; capsules, chewable tablets, tablets, and oral suspension (liquid). This medication is usually suggested to take every 8 hours (3 times a day) or every 12 hours (twice a day). The duration of treatment may vary on the type of infection.

You should take amoxicillin with food to reduce stomach upset. Always shake the oral suspension well before using it. Measure the oral suspension with a marked measuring spoon, syringe, or dropper.

What food interacts with Amoxicillin 500 mg Capsules

There are a few food items that interact with Amoxicillin and may affect the ability of the human body to absorb the medication. These include:

  • Dairy products such as milk and yoghurt
  • Soybean products such as tofu and soymilk
  • Foods fortified with calcium like fruit juice and cereal

When taking Amoxicillin 500 mg capsules, it is best to avoid these food items as they can decrease the effectiveness of the medication.

Alcohol Interaction

If you drink alcohol while taking amoxicillin, it could increase the level of alcohol in your blood and make you feel more dizzy or drowsy. It’s best to avoid drinking alcohol while you’re taking amoxicillin.

Medicine Interaction

If you are taking any other medications, it is important to speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking amoxicillin. This is because the medicine may interact with other drugs and cause unwanted side effects.

For example, amoxicillin can interact with warfarin (a blood thinner) and increase the risk of bleeding. It can also interact with methotrexate (a cancer medication) and increase the risk of side effects. Therefore, you must check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medication.

Expert Advice 

Amoxicillin 500 mg capsules is a prescription antibiotic that’s used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. Make sure to follow your doctor’s instructions when taking amoxicillin. Never take this medication without speaking to your doctor or pharmacist. Remember, the unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can decrease its effectiveness. 




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