Amoxil is an antibiotic in the family of drugs named penicillin. It fights bacteria in the body. Amoxil is indicated to treat many different types of infections, such as tonsillitis, pneumonia, ear infections, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, gonorrhea, and infections of the skin. Amoxil may also be used for other purposes.
Amoxil comes as a capsule, chewable tablet, liquid, and pediatric drop to take orally. It is may be taken every 8 hours (three times daily). Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Use Amoxil exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your physician. Shake the liquid and pediatric drops well before each use to mix the medicine evenly. Use the bottle dropper to measure the dose of pediatric drops. The pediatric drops and liquid may be placed on a child/s tongue or added to formula, milk, fruit juice, water, ginger ale, or other cold liquid and taken immediately. The tablets should be crushed or chewed thoroughly before they are swallowed. The capsules must be swallowed whole and taken with a full glass of water. Continue to take Amoxil even if you feel well. Do not stop taking Amoxil without consulting your doctor.
Zithromax comes as a capsule, tablet, and liquid to take it by mouth. It is usually taken once a day for 2-5 days. Take Zithromax exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor. Shake the liquid well before each use to mix the medicine evenly. The capsules and tablets should be taken with a full glass of water. Continue to take Zithromax even if you feel well. Do not stop taking Zithromax without notifying your doctor. Take Zithromax liquid at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. The capsule and tablet may be taken with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food.