Trimox is a brand name for amoxicillin, a commonly prescribed Penicillin antibiotic.
How It Works
Amoxicillin, the antibiotic agent in Trimox, is known as a beta-lactam antibiotic that belongs to a class of drugs called penicillins (for their similarity to penicillin). Amoxicillin can prevent Gram-positive bacteria from forming a sturdy cell wall. When the bacterial cell wall is weakened, the organism eventually dies, this clearing the infection ailing the body part. Amoxicillin is only minimally, or not at all, effective against Gram-negative bacteria that lacks a cell wall.
Trimox is commonly prescribed to treat adults and children for a broad range of bacterial infections. In children, Trimox is a first-line treatment against middle ear infections caused by bacteria. Trimox is prescribed to treat stomach ulcers caused by bacteria, bacterial pneumonia, strep throat, urinary tract infections, skin infections caused by bacterial, Lyme disease, Chlamydia and Salmonella infections.
The correct Trimox dosage for your condition will be prescribed by a physician.
Take Trimox exactly as the doctor prescribes it to you. Do not increase or decrease the dosage without medical advice. Do not stop early or continue treatment for longer than advised either.
Trimox should be taken by the mouth with intervals ranging between 8 to 12 hours. You can take Trimox with or without food, or as your doctor suggests.
It’s advised to take Trimox with a glass of water. Drink plenty of water when the treatment is ongoing.
Do not stop Trimox treatments early. The bacterial infection could return if you do so.
Trimox may cause the following side effects:
Increased risk for yeast infections (especially if used in combination with clavulanic acid)
If the above side effects do not disappear soon after treatment, call your doctor. Seek medical care if side effects worsen.
Side effects other than the ones listed above may occur in some patients. If you notice anything unusual when you start to take Trimox, immediately tell your doctor.
Do not take Trimox if you are allergic to amoxicillin and similar types of antibiotics. Trimox is not recommended for patients who are known to be allergic to penicillin.
If you have a history of kidney disease or medical problems in the kidney, you may need to take lower than average doses of Trimox.
Trimox is not known to be harmful to pregnant or breastfeeding women. However, you must seek medical advice before use if pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to get pregnant.
Trimox may interact negatively with certain types of drugs such as anticoagulants, typhoid vaccine, gout treatments or cancer treatments. Tell your doctor all the medications you are currently on before starting to use Trimox.
Try to take Trimox at evenly spaced intervals. It will be easy if you take Trimox the same time each day.
Using Trimox for prolonged periods is associated with vaginal yeast infections or oral thrush in some patients. Learn about the symptoms of yeast infections (such as white patches in the mouth, unusual vaginal discharges), and inform your doctor immediately if you experience any of the symptoms of a fungal disease.