Antibiotic Trimox (penicilin group)

Antibacterial

Uses

Trimox is an antibiotic which belongs to the penicilin group. It is produced for fighting different types of infections caused by bacterium, including Streptococcus. In addition, Trimox might be administrated for treating infections that affect ears, nose, and throat.

Generic Trimox (Amoxicillin). Trimox is an antibiotic from the penicillin group to fight against different types of infections caused by bacteria.

Generic Trimox (Amoxicillin). Trimox is an antibiotic from the penicillin group to fight against different types of infections caused by bacteria.

Brand(s): Trimox

Manufacturer: Sandoz Inc.

Clinico-pharmacological group:

Penicillin group antibiotic

Composition, structure and packing:

Capsules with two-colored body.

Basic ingredient:

250-500 mg Amoxicillin

The composition of the coating film:

gelatin, magnesium stearate, and titanium dioxide

Dosage

Start taking Trimox only after consulting the specialist to avoid overdose a complication of the decease. The therapy must last at least for ten days; sometimes it might take a few weeks to reach a positive effect. Never stop taking the medicine earlier than it is prescribed. You might have to keep sticking to a regimen for some time when the treatment course is over. Usually the directed dose is 30 mg/kg a day.

The administrated dose might be different, ranging from 250 to 875 mg according to the type of infection.

Reducing the dose is unnecessary for patients with renal impairment if the decease is not severe. The patients suffering from a severe kidney failure must not be directed 875 mg of the Trimox.

Renal impairment does not mean you are not able to take Trimox, but the dosage of medicine must be carefully measured by the professional to prevent complication of the decease.

Never use double doses if you miss one to better the effect. Do not take the skipped dose if it is time to take next one.

Normal dose for adults is 500 mg 3 times daily or 875 two times a day.

Overdose

If the overdose occurs, stop taking the drug. The patient with overdose is administrated with a supportive treatment. In case the patient has a renal impairment, blood levels are likely to get higher owing to the fact that Trimox has a renal clearance effect. If you suspect overdose, seek for a medical help immediately. The signs of the overdose are:

  • Diarrhea
  • Ache in the upper stomach
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue

Side effects

Owing to the fact that Trimox is often used in combination with other medicines; possible side effects could not be identified for sure. Possible side effects caused by Trimox are:

  • Diarrhea
  • Headaches
  • Discomfort sensations
  • Fatigue
  • Yellowish eyes or skin
  • Paleness
  • Bleeding
  • Allergy

Most of the side effects are likely to appear owing to individual hypersensitivity of the patient. The therapy has to last under the thorough supervision of specialists in case the patient is allergic to penicillin. Some of the side effects do not lead to any severe consequences and can stop when you get adjusted to medicine. If they keep appearing for a long time, call your doctor immediately. Your physician may inform you about preventing side effects.

Indications for use

Trimox is indicated to treat deceases caused by Streptococcus bacterium. It is used for treating bronchitis, pneumonia, gonorrhea and other infections. It can be used for treatment of other deceases not given in the article combining other antibiotics.

To avoid drug-resistance of bacterium, Trimox must be directed when the cause of infection is proĐśen to be bacterial.

Contraindications

Before starting the therapy, check whether you have got any allergical reactions to other antibiotics of penicillin group. You might need some laboratory tests to make sure that amoxicillin will not do any harm to you. The doctor must check your medical history to find out about your previous health problems, especially concerning liver and kidney deceases. Patients with liver or kidney problems will need careful supervision of the specialist. The dose should be thoroughly measured in such situations, and can be changed during the treatment according to current state of the patient. Do not forget to warn the doctor if you have asthma. You might not be able to take Trimox if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy. It also may harm to newborn babies since amoxicillin comes into milk. Inform the specialist whether you have ever had any allergic reactions after some eating products or medicines. Amoxicillin does not work for infections caused by virus; it is not used for treating flu or cold. Trimox interacts with such medications as zolpidem, aspirin, duloxetine, atorvastatin, pregabalin, and others, not listed in this article. Warn the physician about other drugs you take and ask him for the complete list of medications which negatively affect amoxicillin. Avoid using alcohol when you take Trimox.

Where to buy?

Buy Trimox in the pharmacy with a prescription. Using discount cards will help you to get the medicine cheaper. You also may order it online without it. Some pharmacies offer delivering medicines to home or your work place.