ALPHAMOX - CMI
CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION
What is in this leaflet
This leaflet answers some common questions about Alphamox.
It does not contain all of the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
All medicines have benefits and risks. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you taking Alphamox against the benefits they expect
it will have for you.
If you have any concerns about taking this medicine, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep this leaflet with your medicine. You may need to read it again.
What Alphamox is used for
Alphamox is used to treat infections in different parts of the body caused by bacteria.
Your doctor may have prescribed Alphamox for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Alphamox
has been prescribed for you.
Alphamox is an antibiotic that belongs to a group of medicines called penicillins. These medicines work by killing the bacteria that
are causing your infection.
Alphamox will not work against infections caused by viruses, such as colds or flu.
Alphamox is available only with a doctor's prescription.
Before you take Alphamox
When you must not take it
- Do not take Alphamox if you are allergic to:
medicines containing amoxycillin or any other penicillin
beta-lactam antibiotics including imipenem and aztreonam
any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet.
Some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction may include skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, mouth or throat
which may cause difficulty swallowing or breathing.
- Do not take Alphamox if the expiry date (Exp.) printed on the pack has passed.
- Do not take Alphamox if the packaging shows signs of tampering or the capsules or mixtures do not look quite right.
Before you start to take it
- Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
Your doctor will discuss the risks and benefits of taking Alphamox during pregnancy.
- Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or wish to breastfeed.
Alphamox passes into breast milk. Your doctor will discuss the risks and benefits of taking Alphamox when breastfeeding.
- Tell your doctor if you have any medical conditions, especially the following:
- If you have not told your doctor about any of the above, tell them before you start taking Alphamox.
Taking other medicines
- Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, including any that you buy without a prescription from a pharmacy,
supermarket or health food shop.
Some medicines may be affected by Alphamox, or may affect how well it works. These include:
probenecid and allopurinol, medicines commonly used to treat gout
certain other antibiotics, such as tetracyclines
the contraceptive pill (birth control pill).
Alphamox may reduce the effectiveness of some birth control pills. Talk to your doctor about the need for additional contraception
while taking Alphamox.
Your doctor can tell you what to do if you are taking any of these medicines.
If you are not sure whether you are taking any of these medicines, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
Your doctor and pharmacist have more information on medicines to be careful with or avoid while taking Alphamox.
How to take Alphamox
How much to take
Your doctor will tell you how much you need to take each day and when to take it. This depends on your condition and whether or
not you are taking any other medicines.
For most infections, the usual dose for adults is 250 to 500 mg every 8 hours. For children, the dose may vary depending on the
Follow all directions given to you by your doctor and pharm