Alphamox

Main information

  • Trade name:
  • Alphamox 500 mg Capsule
  • Dosage:
  • 500 mg
  • Pharmaceutical form:
  • Capsule
  • Units in package:
  • Blister pack, PVC/PVDC/AL, 30 capsules
  • Class:
  • Prescription
  • Prescription type:
  • Prescription
  • Medicine domain:
  • Humans
  • Medicine type:
  • Allopathic drug
  • Manufactured by:
  • DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals India Private Limited

Documents

Localization

  • Available in:
  • Alphamox 500 mg Capsule
    New Zealand
  • Language:
  • English

Therapeutic information

  • Therapeutic indications:
  • Amoxicillin should be used in accordance with local antibiotic-prescribing information guidelines and local susceptibility data. Treatment of infection: Amoxicillin is indicated in the treatment of infections due to susceptible organisms. Amoxicillin may be useful in instituting therapy prior to bacteriology; however bacteriological studies to determine the causative organisms and their sensitivity to Amoxicillin should be performed. Prophylaxis for endocarditis: Amoxicillin may be used for the prevention of bacteraemia, associated with procedures such as dental extraction, in patients at risk of developing bacterial endocarditis. Susceptibility to amoxicillin will vary with geography and time and local susceptibility data should be consulted where available and microbiological sampling and susceptibility testing performed where necessary.

Other information

Status

  • Source:
  • Medsafe - Medicines Safety Authority - New Zealand
  • Authorization number:
  • 4362
  • Authorization date:
  • 22-06-1984
  • Last update:
  • 27-09-2017

Patient Information leaflet: composition, indications, side effects, dosage, interactions, adverse reactions, pregnancy, lactation

NEWZEALANDCONSUMER MEDICINEINFORMATION

ALPHAMOX

Amoxicillin250mgand500mgcapsules

Whatisinthisleaflet

Thisleafletanswerssome common

questionsaboutAlphamox.

Itdoesnotcontain all the available

information.Itdoesnottakethe

place oftalkingto yourdoctoror

pharmacist.

Allmedicineshave risksand

benefits.Yourdoctorhasweighed

therisks ofyou takingAlphamox

againstthe benefitstheyexpectit

willhave foryou.

Ifyouhave any concernsabout

takingthis medicine,ask your

doctor orpharmacist.

Keepthis leafletwiththe

medicine.Youmayneed toread it

again.

WhatAlphamoxis

used for

Alphamoxcontainsthe active

ingredientamoxicillin,whichisan

antibioticthatbelongsto a group of

medicinescalled penicillins.These

medicinesworkbykilling the

bacteria thatarecausingthe

infection.

Alphamoxisused to treatinfections

indifferentpartsofthe bodycaused

bybacteria.

Alphamoxcan also be used to

preventendocarditis(heart

infection)in some people.

Alphamoxwill notworkagainst

infectionscaused byviruses,such

ascoldsorflu.

Ask your doctor ifyouhave any

questionsaboutwhythis

medicine hasbeenprescribedfor

Yourdoctormayhaveprescribed

Alphamoxforanotherreason.

Alphamoxisavailable onlywith a

doctor'sprescription.

Beforeyoutake

Alphamox

When you mustnottake

it:

DonottakeAlphamoxifyouhave

an allergyto:

anymedicinecontaining

amoxicillin

penicillinoranyother

similarantibioticssuch as

cephalosporins

anyofthe ingredientslisted

atthe end ofthisleaflet.

Some ofthesymptomsofan

allergicreaction mayinclude:

shortnessofbreath;wheezing or

difficultybreathing;swelling ofthe

face,lips,tongue orotherpartsof

the body;rash,itching orhiveson

the skin.

DonottakeAlphamoxafter the

expiry dateprintedonthepack or

ifthepackagingistornorshows

signsoftampering.

Ifithasexpired orisdamaged,

return itto yourpharmacistfor

disposal.

Ifyouarenotsurewhether you

shouldstarttakingthis medicine,

talk toyour doctor.

Beforeyoustarttotake

it:

Tellyour doctorifyouhave

allergiesto anyothermedicines,

foods,preservativesor dyes.

Tellyour doctorifyouhave or

havehadanyofthefollowing

kidneyproblems

glandularfever

leukaemia

Tellyour doctorifyouare

pregnant,plantobecome

pregnantorarebreast-feeding.

Yourdoctorcan discusswith you

therisksand benefitsinvolved.

Ifyouhavenottoldyourdoctor

aboutanyoftheabove, tell

him/herbefore youstarttaking

Alphamox.

Taking othermedicines

Tellyour doctororpharmacistif

youare takinganyother

medicines,including anythatyou

getwithoutaprescriptionfrom

your pharmacy,supermarketor

health foodshop.

SomemedicinesandAlphamox

mayinterfere witheach other.

Theseinclude:

anticoagulants(used to thin

the blood)such aswarfarin

probenecidand allopurinol,

medicinesused to treat

gout

theoralcontraceptivepill

(birthcontrol pill).

Talktoyourdoctorabout

the needforadditional

contraception while taking

Alphamox.

Like otherantibiotics,

Alphamoxmayrecue the

effectivenessofsomebirth

controlpills.

These medicinesmaybe affected

byAlphamoxormayaffecthowwell

itworks.You mayneed different

amountsofyourmedicines,oryou

mayneed totakedifferent

medicines.

Yourdoctorand pharmacisthave

moreinformation onmedicinesto

be carefulwith oravoid whiletaking

thismedicine.

Howtotake

Alphamox

Followalldirectionsgiventoyou

byyourdoctor orpharmacist

carefully.

Theymaydifferfromthe information

contained inthisleaflet.

Ifyoudonotunderstand the

instructionsonthelabel,ask

your doctor orpharmacistfor

help.

Howmuch to take

The dosevariesfromperson to

person.

Yourdoctorwill tell you howmuch

you need to take each dayand

when to takeit.Thisdependson

yourcondition and whetherornot

you are taking anyothermedicines.

Forthetreatmentofmostinfections,

the usualadultdose is250 to 500

mgevery8 hours.

Forchildren,the dosemayvary

depending on the child'sweight.

People with kidneyproblemsmay

need smallerdoses.

Forthe prevention ofendocarditis

(heartinfection)in people

undergoing dentalprocedures,

Alphamoxisusuallytaken one hour

priorto the procedure.Yourdoctor

ordentistwill advise you.

Howtotakeit

Swallowthecapsuleswholewith a

glassofwater.

Alphamoxcan betakenwith or

withoutfood.

Howlong to takeit

Continue takingyour medicine

foras longasyour doctortells

you.

Ifyoudo notcompletethefull

course prescribed byyourdoctor,

the infectionmaynotclear

completely,oryoursymptomsmay

return.

Ifyou forgetto takeit

If it isalmosttimeforyournext

dose,skipthedose youmissed

and takeyournextdosewhen

youare meantto.

Otherwise,take itassoonasyou

remember, andthengobackto

takingyour medicineas you

wouldnormally.

Donottake a doubledose to

makeup forthedosethatyou

missed.

Ifyou arenotsurewhatto do,

askyourdoctor orpharmacist.

Ifyouhavetroubleremembering to

take yourmedicine,askyour

pharmacistforsome hints.

Ifyou taketoo much

(overdose)

Immediatelytelephone your

doctoror theNationalPoisons

InformationCentre (0800 POISON

or 0800 764 766)for advice,orgo

toAccidentandEmergency at

thenearesthospital, ifyouthink

thatyouor anyone else mayhave

takentoomuchAlphamox.

Do thisevenifthere arenosigns

ofdiscomfortorpoisoning.You

mayneed urgentmedicalattention.

Whileyouaretaking

Alphamox

Thingsyou mustdo

Ifyouare abouttobe startedon

anynewmedicine,tellyour

doctororpharmacistthatyouare

takingAlphamox.

Tellanyother doctors,dentists,

andpharmacists whotreatyou

thatyouare takingthis medicine.

Tellyourdoctorifyoubecome

pregnantwhiletakingthis

medicine.

Ifyouare abouttohaveany

diagnostictests,tellyourdoctor

thatyouaretakingAlphamox.

Itmayinterferewiththe resultsof

Ifyougetsevere diarrhoea,tell

your doctor orpharmacist

immediately. Do thisevenifit

occurs severalweeks after you

have stoppedtakingAlphamox.

Diarrhoea maymean thatyouhave

a seriouscondition affecting your

bowel.Youmayneed urgent

medical care.Do nottake any

diarrhoea medicinewithout

checking withyourdoctor.

Ifyougetasore,whitemouthor

tonguewhiletakingorsoonafter

stoppingAlphamox, tell your

doctor. Alsotellyourdoctorif

you getvaginal itching or

discharge.Thismaymeanyou

havea fungalinfectioncalled

thrush.Sometimes,the use of

Alphamoxallowsfungi togrowand

the above symptomstooccur.

Alphamoxdoesnotworkagainst

fungi.

Thingsyou mustnotdo

DonottakeAlphamoxtotreat

any other complaintsunless your

doctortellsyou to.

Donotgive your medicineto

anyoneelse,eveniftheyhave

the samecondition asyou.

Donotstoptakingyour medicine

orlowerthedosage,evenifyou

feelbetter after afewdays,

unlessadvisedbyyourdoctor.

Ifyoudo notcompletethefull

course prescribed byyourdoctor,

the infectionmaynotclear

completelyoryoursymptomsmay

return.

Sideeffects

Tell yourdoctororpharmacistas

soonaspossibleifyoudo not

feelwellwhileyouare taking

Alphamox.

Alphamoxtreatsinfectionsinmost

people,butitmayhaveunwanted

side effectsinafewpeople.All

medicinescan have side effects.

Sometimestheyare serious,most

ofthetimetheyare not.Youmay

needmedical attentionifyou get

some ofthe side effects.

Donotbe alarmedby the

followinglistsofside effects.

Youmay notexperience any of

them.

Ask your doctoror pharmacistto

answer anyquestions youmay

have.

Tellyour doctororpharmacistif

younoticeanyofthefollowing

andthey worryyou:

nausea,vomiting

diarrhoea

oralthrush (white,furrysore

tongue and mouth)

vaginalthrush (sore and

itchyvagina,vaginal

discharge)

The abovelistincludesthe more

commonside effectsofyour

medicine.

Ifanyofthefollowinghappen,

tellyourdoctorimmediatelyor

go toAccidentandEmergency at

yournearesthospital:

anytype ofskin rash,

itching,blistering orpeeling

ofthe skin,hives

swelling oftheface,lips,

mouthorthroatwhichmay

cause difficultyswallowing

orbreathing

wheezing,shortnessof

breath ordifficultybreathing

signsoffrequentinfections

such asfever,chills,sore

throatormouth ulcers

bleeding orbruisingmore

easilythan normal

fitsorseizures

wateryand severe

diarrhoea,whichmayalso

be bloody

severstomachcramps

yellowing ofthe skinand

eyes

decreased amountofurine

ordarkcoloured urine

The abovelistincludesveryserious

side effects.Youmayneed urgent

medical attention orhospitalisation.

These side effectsareveryrare.

Tellyour doctororpharmacistif

younoticeanything thatis

makingyou feelunwell.

Otherside effectsnotlisted above

mayalso occurin some people.

Aftertaking

Alphamox

Storage

Keepyourcapsulesinthe pack

untilitistimeto takethem.

Ifyoutakethe capsulesoutofthe

packtheymaynotkeep well.

Keepyourcapsules inacooldry

placewhere thetemperature stays

below25°C.

DonotstoreAlphamoxor any

othermedicineinthebathroom

ornearasink. Donotleaveiton

awindow sillorinthecar.

Heatand dampnesscan destroy

somemedicines.

KeepAlphamoxwhere children

cannotreachit.

Alocked cupboard atleastone-and-

ahalfmetresabovethe ground isa

goodplace to storemedicines.

Disposal

Ifyourdoctortellsyouto stop

takingthis medicine ortheexpiry

date haspassed,ask your

pharmacistwhattodo withany

medicine thatisleftover.

Productdescription

Whatitlookslike

Alphamoxcapsulescomeintwo

strengths:

Alphamox250 mg

Alphamox500 mg

Alphamox250mgand 500mg

capsulesare hard gelatin capsules

with an ivorybodyand green cap.

The capsulesare filled with an

almostwhite granularpowder.

Ingredients

Each Alphamox250 capsule

contains250 mgofthe active

ingredientamoxicillin.

Each Alphamox500 capsule

contains500 mgofthe active

The capsulesalso contain the

followinginactive ingredients:

purified talc

sodiumstarch glycollate

magnesiumstearate

microcrystalline cellulose

[Alphamox250mg

capsulesonly]

colloidal anhydroussilica

[Alphamox500 mg

capsulesonly]

gelatin

iron oxide yellowCI77492

(172)

titaniumdioxide (171)

brilliantblueFCFCI42090

(133)

The capsulesarelactose andgluten

free.

Ifyou wanttoknow

more

Should you have anyquestions

regarding thisproduct,please

contactyourpharmacistordoctor.

Who suppliesthis

medicine

Distributedin NewZealand by:

Mylan NewZealand Ltd

POBox11183

Ellerslie

Auckland

Telephone:(09)579 2792

DateofInformation

4April2013

(Based onAlphamoxdatasheet

dated4April2013)

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