Amoxicilin is a generic drug marketed under several brand names such as Amoxil, Amoxicot, Moxilin, Trimox etc.
It is one of the several derivatives of 6-APAIt. FDA approved in 1960 at Beecham research lab. It is sell in market by Glaxo Smith Kline in the brand name Amoxil and many others. The narrow spectrum of penicillin lead to search the derivative of penicillin. Ait was necessary to treat a wider range of infection. This lead to the research foe ampicillin had a broader spectrum of activity. Doctors were able to treat broader range of gram- positive and gram-negative infections
Further research lead to the development of the drug with improved action time. It shows a little structural difference between the two. The drug is lipid soluble. This allows it to kill bacterial little faster.
The cell wall is important for the survival of the bacterial. It is protective layer of cell. Above drug is penicillin antibiotic. It treats infection due to bacteria and helps bacteria to eliminate themselves from the body. They impair the bonds that hold the cell wall. This weakens the cell wall. Further it stops formation of cell wall in bacterial cell. This unable them to grow. This kills bacteria and helps curing infection.
It is available in the strength of 500 mg. General dose as per instruction is 500 mg per day. Take it for 5 days to 10 days. Take it orally with or without food. It is necessary to complete the dose though the symptom disappear. This assure complete treatment for bacterial infection. It avoids come back of bacterial infection. It is necessary to drink plenty of water to avoid side effects.
It is useful in treating disease which aren’t included in medication guide .They are as follows;
Contact your doctor or health care provider if any of the below given situations apply to you;
COST OF GENERIC VS. THE BRAND:
As discussed above it is available in many brand names. But than they are costlier as compared to the generic drugs. Cost of generic Amoxicilin is $0.51 per pill. The cost of brand Amoxil is $1.45 per pill. This is a big difference. Both of them contain same active ingredient and shows same effect. So it is better to go for generic drugs.