AMOXIL 125mg/5mls | AMOXYCILLIN SYRUP – 100mls
Amoxicillin is the 4-hydroxy analogue of ampicillin and is used similarly in susceptible infections. These include actinomycosis, spleen disorders (pneumococcal infection prophylaxis), bronchitis, endocarditis (particularly for prophylaxis), anthrax, biliary-tract infections, gastro-enteritis (including salmonella enteritis, but not shigellosis), gonorrhoea, Lyme disease, mouth infections, otitis media, pneumonia, typhoid, paratyphoid fever, and urinary-tract infections. The beta-lactamase inhibitor clavulanic acid deployed in AMOXICLAV widens amoxicillin’s antimicrobial spectrum and a combined preparation (co-amoxiclav, as AUGMENTIN in Kenya) can be used when resistance to amoxicillin is prevalent, for example in respiratory-tract infections due to Haemophilus influenzae or Moraxella catarrhalis (Branhamella catarrhalis), in the empirical treatment of animal bites, or in melioidosis.
The incidence of diarrhoea is less with amoxicillin than ampicillin.