Bectomox-500 Amoxycillin Trihydrate IP 500 mg
Brand name: Bectomox-500 Amoxicillin Trihydrate IP 500 mg by Mova Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Treatment: Infections in both adults and children
Quantity per pack: 30 x 500 mg capsules
Price per pill: £1.20
Active Ingredient: Amoxycillin Trihydrate
Bectomox-500 Amoxicillin Trihydrate IP 500 mg belongs to a group of antibiotic medicines called penicillin’s. Amoxicillin works by interfering with the bacteria that cause the infection.
Amoxicillin can be used to treat a wide range of infections including those of the following:
- chest (bronchitis or pneumonia)
- tonsils (tonsillitis)
- ears (otitis media)
- sinuses (sinusitis)
- heart (endocarditis)
- gums (abscesses)
- blood (septicaemia)
- abdomen (intra-abdominal sepsis and peritonitis)
- the bladder or the urethra (tube which carries urine from the bladder)
- the female reproductive system including infections caused by difficulties during childbirth (puerperal sepsis and septic abortion)
Bectomox-500 Amoxicillin Trihydrate IP 500 mg can also be used to treat:
- gonorrhoea (a sexually transmitted infection)
- infections associated with pregnancy
- typhoid and paratyphoid (fevers caused by a group of bacteria called Salmonella)
Amoxicillin may also be used in combination with other medicines to treat stomach ulcers.
Before taking Amoxicillin
Do not take this medicine and consult your doctor if you’ve:
- ever had a bad reaction or allergy to any penicillin-type antibiotic
- suffered with a skin rash or swelling of the face or neck or shortness of breath when taking any antibiotics
- been declared as allergic to any of the ingredients contained in this medicine
Check with a doctor or your GP before taking this medicine if:
- You suffer from kidney disease or have a history of kidney problems, as you may require a lower dose than normal
- You have glandular fever
Taking other medicines
Check with your doctor or GP if you are taking, or have recently taken any other medicines even those not prescribed by a doctor or your GP.
In particular tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following:
- The contraceptive pill (in which case you will have to take extra contraceptive measures
such as using a condom)
- Anticoagulants e.g. Warfarin, Phenindione
- Chemotherapy drugs e.g. Methotrexate
- Drugs used to treat gout (which can be caused by the build up of uric acid) e.g. Probenecid, Allopurinol, Sulfinpyrazone
- Some other antibiotics (e.g. Neomycin and tetracyclines can reduce the effect of amoxicillin)
- Oral typhoid vaccine (may not work if taken with amoxicillin)
- Some penicillin’s may increase the effects of muscle relaxing drugs given as part of an anaesthetic for surgery. Tell your doctor you are taking amoxicillin if you need to have an anaesthetic.
Having urine or blood tests
If you are having urine tests for diabetes (sugar in the urine) or blood tests for liver function let your doctor know. Amoxicillin can affect the results of these tests.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Check with your doctor before you take this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Directions for use
Follow all directions given to you by your doctor or pharmacist. Their directions may differ from the information you’re reading here. Your doctor may advise you to take your medicine in a different way, so you should always follow your doctor’s advice about when and how to take your medicine and always read the label. Your pharmacist may be able to help if you are not sure.
The maximum daily dose is 6 g given in divided doses.
Adults including the elderly:
- The usual dose of Amoxicillin Capsules is 250 mg three times a day
- For more severe infections this may be doubled to 500 mg three times a day
- High doses may be used in the following conditions:
- For severe or recurrent chest infections a dose of 3 g twice daily given orally is usually recommended
- For simple urinary tract infections an adult dose of two 3 g doses given orally with 10 to 12 hours between doses (short course)
- For the treatment of dental abscesses two 3 g doses given orally with 8 hours between doses is recommended
- For gonorrhoea a single 3 g dose given orally is recommended
- For stomach ulcers, the following may be prescribed with other antibiotics: 1 x 750 mg or 1 x 1 g twice a day for 7 days.
Amoxycillin Trihydrate IP 500 mg capsules are indicated for the treatment of the following infections in both adults and children:
• Acute bacterial sinusitis
• Acute Otitis media
• Acute streptococcal tonsillitis and pharyngitis
• Acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis
• Community acquired pneumonia
• Acute cystitis
• Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in pregnancy
• Acute pyelonephritis
• Typhoid and paratyphoid fever
• Dental abscess with spreading cellulitis
• Prosthetic joint infections
• Helicobacter pylori eradication
• Lyme disease
Amoxycillin Trihydrate IP 500 mg is also indicated for the prophylaxis of endocarditis
Consideration should be given to official guidance on the appropriate use of antibacterial agents.
Posology and method of administration
The dose of Amoxycillin Trihydrate IP 500 mg that is selected to treat an individual infection should take into account:
• The expected pathogens and their likely susceptibility to antibacterial agents
• Severity and the site of the infection
• Age, weight and renal function of the patient; as shown below
The duration of therapy should be determined by the type of infection and the response of the patient. Also it should generally be as short as possible. Some infections require longer periods of treatment.