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What is Teva-Amoxicillin?

K.C. Bruning
Updated Mar 03, 2024
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Teva-amoxicillin is an amoxicillin antibiotic from the penicillin group of drugs. It is used to treat and prevent bacterial infections. Amoxicillin is one of the most frequently prescribed penicillin medications because it tends to be absorbed more readily by the body than other drugs in its class. Teva is the name of the pharmaceutical company that produces this form of amoxicillin and markets it under the brand name Amoxil®.

Some of the most common uses of Teva-amoxicillin are for the treatment of throat, bladder, sinus, and ear infections. Doctors and dentists also often use the drug as a preventative measure against infections before surgery or other medical procedures. It is usually only prescribed for short-term use due to an added risk of side effects over time.

This medication is typically prescribed to be taken three times a day at intervals of about eight hours. It comes as an oral suspension, an injection, a capsule, and a chewable tablet. Dosage can vary widely, and is based on factors such as the severity of the infection and the age and overall health of the patient. The drug can be dangerous when introduced to the water supply and should not be disposed of down a sink drain or toilet. A doctor can provide guidance as to how unused medication should be discarded.

Some conditions may increase the risk of taking Teva-amoxicillin. Patients with kidney disease may need to be observed more closely while taking the drug due to an elevated risk of side effects. Individuals with mononucleosis who take the medication are at a higher risk of developing a rash from taking the drug. Women who are nursing, pregnant, or planning to become pregnant should consult a doctor before starting treatment. It can also reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills.

The most common side effects of Teva-amoxicillin are mild and need only be discussed with a doctor if they persist or become more severe. They include diarrhea, headache, or vaginal discharge and itching. Some patients may also have white patches or soreness on the tongue or in the mouth.

More serious, but less common side effects of Teva-amoxicillin include light-headedness, joint pain, fever, or irregular breathing. A skin condition known as the “amoxicillin rash” may also appear on a small percentage of patients, particularly children. Signs of allergy to the drug include breathing difficulties, hives, or itching. On rare occasions a patient may also experience seizures, severe stomach or abdominal cramps, and depression. These symptoms should receive immediate medical attention.

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K.C. Bruning
By K.C. Bruning
Kendahl Cruver Bruning, a versatile writer and editor, creates engaging content for a wide range of publications and platforms, including The Health Board. With a degree in English, she crafts compelling blog posts, web copy, resumes, and articles that resonate with readers. Bruning also showcases her passion for writing and learning through her own review site and podcast, offering unique perspectives on various topics.
Discussion Comments
By Flowery — On Mar 11, 2014

The doctor prescribed two tablets (total of 1000mg) twice a day. After taking it for a few days, I noticed my urine had a few bubbles (like foam) I developed flank pain and stopped it on the seventh day. Two weeks later I developed a painful UTI with blood and severe diarrhea. I had never had UTIs, I feel that PCN caused a super infection

By YoobDaddy — On Feb 05, 2014

Can Dimetapp Cough and Cold DM be taken at the same time as Teva-amoxicillin? My 11 year old son was prescribed Teva-amoxicillin for his inflamed tonsils but also has a cough due to a cold. Is it safe to use both? (I forgot to ask the doctor).

By orangey03 — On Apr 12, 2012

@wavy58 – It's pretty good at treating strep throat, too. However, it did need a little help.

The bacteria that causes strep throat is extremely powerful. It caused my throat to nearly close, and swallowing water was so difficult. I got a high fever and I felt worse than I ever had before.

My doctor did prescribe amoxicillin, but he also gave me a steroid shot and several steroid pills to take for the next five days. The amoxicillin played a big part in my recovery, I'm sure, but it needed the kickstart of the steroids.

By wavy58 — On Apr 11, 2012

Teva-amoxicillin is great at treating sinus infections. If I had known how well it would work, I would have given up on waiting for mine to go away on its own months ago.

I was so congested when I went to my doctor. I had mucus, but it was all dry and stuck in my nasal passages. I had trouble sleeping because of my clogged nose.

She gave me Teva-amoxicillin, and I was amazed at how quickly my sinuses started to clear up. Something as simple as swallowing a pill erased months of suffering that could have gone on much longer, had I done nothing.

By StarJo — On Apr 11, 2012

I found out last year that I am unable to tolerate the side effects of amoxicillin. I know it was probably helping me get better, but the consequences were just too unpleasant for me to endure.

It made me very nauseous. I constantly felt as though I were about to vomit, but nothing came up.

It also made everything taste horribly bitter. Even water had a terrible taste on my tongue. I totally lost interest in eating and drinking while on amoxicillin.

My doctor had to prescribe a different antibiotic right away. She didn't want to give the bacteria a chance to strengthen.

By Oceana — On Apr 10, 2012

@anon152974 – I took Teva-amoxicillin when I had a urinary tract infection, and I started to feel a lot better after three days of using it. On the first day, I didn't notice any difference whatsoever. By the end of the second day, I had a little bit of improvement, as the bladder cramps disappeared and I stopped urinating so often.

Even though I felt better, I made sure to take the entire course of antibiotics. My doctor had told me that if I stopped too soon, the infection could come back on me. Even worse, I could be producing a strain of bacteria resistant to Teva-amoxicillin.

By anon152974 — On Feb 15, 2011

How long a time do you need to see the effect of using Amoxicillin?

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