What is Trimox
is an antibiotic in the class of drugs called penicillins.
It fights bacteria in your body.
is used to treat many different types of infections, such
as tonsillitis, pneumonia, ear infections, bronchitis, urinary
tract infections, gonorrhea, and infections of the skin.
may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this
General medical information about Trimox
Take all of the Trimox that has been prescribed for
you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may
begin to improve before the infection is completely treated.
Do not break, chew, open, or crush the capsules.
Swallow them whole.
Trimox may decrease the effectiveness
of birth control pills. Use a second method of birth control
while taking Trimox to protect against pregnancy.
Who should not take Trimox If you have ever had an allergic reaction to another
penicillin or to a cephalosporin, do not take Trimox unless
your doctor is aware of your allergy and monitors your therapy.
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if
you have kidney disease or infectious mononucleosis. You
may not be able to take Trimox because of an increased risk
of side effects.
If you are a diabetic, some glucose
urine tests may give false positive results while you are
Trimox is in the FDA pregnancy category
B. This means that it is unlikely to harm an unborn baby.
Trimox is generally considered to be safe for use during
pregnancy. Do not, however, take Trimox without first talking
to your doctor if you are pregnant.
into breast milk. Rarely, Trimox may cause a yeast infection,
diarrhea, or allergic reaction in a nursing infant, although
no serious harm is expected. Do not take this medication
without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding
How should take Trimox Take Trimox exactly as directed by your doctor. If
you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist,
nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
dose with a full glass of water.
Trimox can be taken
with food or on an empty stomach.
Trimox should be
taken at evenly spaced intervals throughout the day and
night to keep the level in your blood high enough to treat
Do not crush, chew, or open the capsules.
Swallow them whole. The chewable tablets must be chewed
before they are swallowed.
To ensure that you get
the correct dosage, measure the liquid form of amoxicillin
with a dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table
spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your
pharmacist where you can get one. Shake the suspension well
before measuring a dose.
Take all of the Trimox that
has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better.
Your symptoms may start to improve before the infection
is completely treated.
Store the tablets and capsules
at room temperature and store the suspension in the refrigerator
for longer use. The suspension is good for 7 days at room
temperature and for 14 days if it is stored in the refrigerator.
Throw away any unused liquid after this amount of time.
If you miss a dose: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However,
if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you
missed and take only your next regularly scheduled dose.
Do not take a double dose of this medication unless otherwise
directed by your doctor.
If you have only missed
one dose, you can take the rest of your scheduled doses
for the day at evenly spaced intervals.
What happens if you overdose: Seek emergency medical attention.
of an Trimox overdose include muscle spasms or weakness,
pain or twitching, pain in the fingers or toes, loss of
feeling in the fingers or toes, seizures, confusion, coma,
Avoid while taking Trimox Alcohol may irritate your stomach if taken with Trimox,
so use it with moderation.
Possible side effects of Trimox If you experience any of the following serious side
effects, stop taking Trimox and seek emergency medical attention:
- an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing
of your throat; hives; swelling of your lips, face, or tongue;
rash; or fainting);
- severe watery
diarrhea and abdominal cramps; or
- unusual bleeding
Other, less serious side effects may
be more likely to occur. Continue to take Trimox and talk
to your doctor if you experience
- mild nausea, vomiting,
diarrhea, or abdominal pain;
- white patches on the
tongue (thrush/yeast infection);
- itching or discharge
of the vagina (vaginal yeast infection);
"hairy" tongue or sore mouth or tongue.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur.
Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual
or that is especially bothersome.
What other drugs will affect Trimox Some drugs may decrease the effects of Trimox and
prevent it from properly treating your infection. Before
taking Trimox, tell your doctor if you are taking any of
the following drugs:
- cholestyramine (Questran)
or colestipol (Colestid); or
- another antibiotic
(for the same or for a different infection) such as erythromycin
(Ery-Tab, E-Mycin, E.E.S., others), tetracycline (Sumycin,
others), minocycline (Minocin), doxycycline (Doryx, Vibramycin,
others), or any other antibiotic.
Trimox may decrease
the effectiveness of birth control pills. Use a second method
of birth control while taking Trimox to protect against
Trimox increases the effects of methotrexate,
and you may need a dose adjustment during therapy with Trimox.
Trimox also increases the side effects of allopurinol
(Zyloprim) and may cause a rash.
increases the effects of Trimox. These drugs may be used
together for this purpose; however, be sure your doctor
is aware if you are taking probenecid. You may need a lower
dose of Trimox.
other than those listed here may also interact with Trimox.
Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription
or over-the-counter medicines.