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Amoxicillin

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Read time: 15 mins
Last updated: 06 May 2020
Published: 24 Jul 2020

4.1 Therapeutic indications

Treatment of infection:

Amoxillin capsules is indicated for the treatment of the following infections in adults and children (see sections 4.2, 4.4 and 5.1):

• Acute bacterial sinusitis

• Acute Otitis media

• Acute streptococcal tonsillitis and pharyngitis

• Acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis

• Community acquired pneumonia

• Acute cystitis

• Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in pregnancy

• Acute pyelonephritis

• Typhoid and paratyphoid fever

• Dental abscess with spreading cellulitis

• Prosthetic joint infections

• Helicobacter pylori eradication

• Lyme disease

Amoxicillin is also indicated for the prophylaxis of endocarditis

Consideration should be given to official guidance on the appropriate use of antibacterial agents.

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