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Amoxicillin vs. Augmentin (Side Effects Differences and Uses)
Title: Amoxicillin vs. Augmentin (Side Effects Differences and Uses)Category: MedicationsCreated: 11/9/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/9/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - November 9, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanic acid, Augmentin XR, Augmentin ES-600, Amoclan
Title: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanic acid, Augmentin XR, Augmentin ES-600, AmoclanCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/6/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - November 6, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Amoxicillin vs. Levaquin (Strength and Effectiveness)
Title: Amoxicillin vs. Levaquin (Strength and Effectiveness)Category: MedicationsCreated: 10/30/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/30/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - October 30, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Comparison between treatment effects in a randomised controlled trial and an observational study using propensity scores in primary care
Analysis of a RCT and observational study (OS) comparing the effects of amoxicillin in LRTIs suggests that if information on potential sources of confounding is available, effects of interventions can be assessed and compared reasonably within both trial designs. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Conditions is Erythema Nodosum Associated With?
Patient Presentation A 12-year-old male came to clinic with a history of 3-4 days of painful bruising on his shin and lower arms. He had Streptocococcal pharyngitis diagnosed by rapid strep testing approximately 4 weeks previously and had taken all of his amoxicillin antibiotic per his parents. He had recovered without any problems until 3-4 days ago when his legs and arms started to have painful bruises along the shins and lower arms. They were raised, red/purple and painful mainly in the center of the lesions. He denied pain elsewhere nor any fever (Tmax was 99.5F), chills, sweats, weight loss, joint stiffness, abdomina...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Amoxicillin and Ceftriaxone for Maternal Syphilis Amoxicillin and Ceftriaxone for Maternal Syphilis
When penicillin is not available, should amoxicillin and ceftriaxone be considered as treatment options for maternal syphilis?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Moxatag (Amoxicillin Extended-Release Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 27, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Antibiotic treatment to prevent post-extraction complications: a monocentric, randomized clinical trial. Preliminary outcomes.
CONCLUSIONS:Post-extractive complications observed in each group have been mild and fast to resolve. The antibiotic administration showed a decrease in pain suffered by patients but a higher incidence of gastro-intestinal side effects, such as abdominal distension and diarrhea, which seemed to be relieved by the concomitant use of the probiotic. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 12, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

How Common is α -1-Antitrypsin Deficiency?
Discussion α-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency (A1AT) is a common single-gene mutation disease that is homozygous recessive. The normal allele is called M and the most common abnormal allele is Z. There are other alleles though. The gene codes for one of the primary protease inhibitors in the serum, thus those who are homozygous for the Z gene are sometimes referred to as “PIZZ” or “PIZ.” α-1-Antitrypsin is found in all body tissues but is especially important in the serum and lung. As noted it is one of the primary neutrophil protease inhibitors in the serum, and acts to neutralize these enzymes...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

No Major Azithromycin Arrhythmia Risk in Huge European Cohort No Major Azithromycin Arrhythmia Risk in Huge European Cohort
That's compared with amoxicillin; the risk of ventricular arrhythmias vs no antibiotic use was about twofold and likely due to patient illness, say researchers.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Nonclinical Factors Drive Antibiotic Choice in Pediatric CAP
Age, previous antibiotic receipt, private insurance up odds of macrolide versus amoxicillin receipt (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Antibiotics for AOM: 10 Days More Effective Than 5 Antibiotics for AOM: 10 Days More Effective Than 5
A 10-day course of amoxicillin-clavulanate worked better than a 5-day course for children younger than 2 years who had acute otitis media, according to a two-center randomized controlled trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Augmentin XR (Amoxicillin Clavulanic Potassium) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 15, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Augmentin Chewable Tablets (Amoxicillin Clavulanate Potassium) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 15, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Class 4 drug alert (Caution in use): Amoxicillin Sugar Free Suspension
250mg/5ml& Amoxicillin Sugar Free Suspension 125mg/5ml The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - December 14, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Prevpac (Lansoprazole, Amoxicillin and Clarithromycin) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 29, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Delays Use of Amoxicillin Against Pneumonia
[Daily Trust] Delay in releasing the National Essential Medicines List (EML) is holding states back from going ahead to procure amoxicillin dispersible tablets (AMX DT) to treat pneumonia, experts have said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

amoxicillin (Amoxil, Moxatag, Larotid)
Title: amoxicillin (Amoxil, Moxatag, Larotid)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/8/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - November 8, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

amoxicillin and clavulanic acid, Amoclan, Augmentin, Augmentin XR, Augmentin ES-600
Title: amoxicillin and clavulanic acid, Amoclan, Augmentin, Augmentin XR, Augmentin ES-600Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/14/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - September 14, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Augmentin (Amoxicillin Clavulanate) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - August 31, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Three-drug combinations could help counter antibiotic resistance, UCLA biologists report
Each year, approximately 700,000 people die from drug-resistant bacterial infections. A study by UCLA life scientists could be a major step toward combating drug-resistant infections. The research, reported in the journal Royal Society Interface, found that combinations of three different antibiotics can often overcome bacteria’s resistance to antibiotics, even when none of the three antibiotics on their own — or even two of the three together — is effective. The researchers grew E. coli bacteria in a laboratory and treated the samples with combinations of one, two and three antibiotics from a g...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 22, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Two Weeks of PAM Triple Therapy for H pylori as Effective as PACTwo Weeks of PAM Triple Therapy for H pylori as Effective as PAC
Triple therapy combining a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI), amoxicillin, and high-dose metronidazole (PAM) given thrice daily for 14 days provides Helicobacter pylori eradication rates similar to those with triple-therapy regimens containing clarithromycin (PAC), according to a new report. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Azithromycin versus amoxicillin preoperative prophylaxis?
For those of you who use an antibiotic prophylaxis prior to implant installation, what is your opinion of using amoxicillin versus azithromycin. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - April 25, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Dental Implants Q&A Implant News Source Type: news

From ear infections to ear tubes: A tale of 2 tots (in texts)
Meet Henry and Atticus — two toddlers with much in common. Both little boys live near Boston with their parents and are happy, smiley babies … most of the time. But sometimes, they aren’t quite so joyful. Henry and Atticus have suffered chronic ear infections in infancy, and their conditions persisted to the point at which their pediatricians recommended ear tubes. Their mothers — Erin Jemiola (Henry) and Katie Monroe (Atticus) — share their text messages as they coped with their sons’ ear infections and made the decision to have ear tube surgery.   Help! I’m not su...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 25, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Parenting Dr. Carolyn Sax Dr. Eelam Adil ear infections ear tubes Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Evolution of CME, Oral Provocation Challenge & Amoxicillin Allergy, NYC Academic Internist Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Perspective: The point at which … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 18, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Skin tests for antibiotic allergies branded ‘useless’
Skin tests traditionally used to predict allergies to amoxicillin, one of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics in children, are ineffective, according to Canadian researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Traditional skin tests used to predict allergies to antibiotics are useless. say researchers
Skin tests traditionally used to predict allergies to amoxicillin, one of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics in children, are ineffective according to a new study. The findings determined that oral provocation or challenge test, with appropriate follow up, was a more efficient and safer screening method for diagnosing non-life threatening reactions to amoxicillin in children. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Traditional skin tests used to predict allergies to antibiotics are useless, say researchers
Skin tests traditionally used to predict allergies to amoxicillin, one of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics in children, are ineffective according to a new study. The findings determined that oral provocation or challenge test, with appropriate follow up, was a more efficient and safer screening method for diagnosing non-life threatening reactions to amoxicillin in children. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Graded Oral Challenge Helps Confirm Suspected Amoxicillin AllergyGraded Oral Challenge Helps Confirm Suspected Amoxicillin Allergy
A graded oral provocation challenge (PC) identifies children with immediate and nonimmediate reactions to amoxicillin, researchers have reported. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 7, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Traditional skin tests used to predict allergies to antibiotics are useless say Montreal researchers
(McGill University Health Centre) Skin tests traditionally used to predict allergies to amoxicillin, one of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics in children, are ineffective according to a new study led by a team from the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal. The findings, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics this week, determined that oral provocation or challenge test, with appropriate follow up, was a more efficient and safer screening method for diagnosing non-life threatening reactions to amoxicillin in children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 7, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Millions Wrongly Think They Have Penicillin Allergy
BOSTON (CBS) – Claire Branman is among the millions of Americans who think they have a penicillin allergy. It’s something that’s been listed on her medical records since she was a kid, “because my mom told me when I was a baby I had an allergic reaction,” she told WBZ-TV. At 26 years old, Claire is now getting an allergy test to find out for sure. And here’s why: “Ten-to-fifteen percent of the U.S. population thinks that they are allergic to penicillin. But, in actuality less than one-percent are truly allergic to penicillin,” explained Dr. Aleena Banerji, an allergist at Mas...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: torrancelatham Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Allergy Dr. Mallika Marshall penicillin Source Type: news

amoxicillin, Amoxil, Dispermox (Discontinued), Trimox, Moxatag, Larotid
Title: amoxicillin, Amoxil, Dispermox (Discontinued), Trimox, Moxatag, LarotidCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/30/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - March 30, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

amoxicillin, Amoxil, Dispermox (Discontinued), Trimox, Moxatag, Larotid
Title: amoxicillin, Amoxil, Dispermox (Discontinued), Trimox, Moxatag, LarotidCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/30/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - March 30, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

An Open Letter to the Boston Globe About Lyme Disease
Today, the Boston Globe editorial board spoke out against a bill "that would require insurers in Massachusetts to cover Lyme disease treatments for as long as a doctor says they're needed." The Globe writes: Lawmakers may have good intentions, but they don't possess the expertise to decide whether it's beneficial, cost-efficient, or safe, to keep using strong medicines to treat a condition the medical establishment doubts is real. Such questions should be resolved by a consensus of doctors and researchers -- and buttressed by convincing clinical date [sic] -- not determined by legislative mandate. Who among the B...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common antibiotic for children 'ineffective in half of cases'
Conclusion This is an important study that may mean doctors need to change the way they treat one of the most common childhood illnesses. Because urine infections can be painful and can damage the kidneys in young children, it's important they are treated quickly and effectively. Current guidelines for doctors, which were published nine years ago, say children over three months of age with urine infections should be treated for three days with an antibiotic "directed by locally developed guidance", which might include trimethoprim, nitrofurantoin, cephalosporin or amoxicillin. Only if the antibiotic does not w...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Immediate and Non-immediate Allergic Reactions to AmoxicillinImmediate and Non-immediate Allergic Reactions to Amoxicillin
The examples presented in this case series demonstrate that allergic reactions to amoxicillin in children can present after many days, making diagnosis a challenge. Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 3, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Cardiovascular outcomes associated with use of clarithromycin: population based study
This research article looks at current clarithromycin use associated with increased risk of myocardial infarction, arrhythmia, and death compared to current amoxicillin use in adults. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At What Age Does the Risk of Infant Listeria Infection Decrease?
Discussion Neonatal bacterial infections are commonly caused by Group B Streptococcus, enteric gram-negative organisms such as Escherichia coli, coagulase negative Staphylococcus, Listeria monocytogenes and Haemophilus influenza. Infections are usually because of transplacental infection or ascending infection from the mother’s genitourinary tract. Empiric treatment for suspected sepsis for neonates is usually combined IV aminoglycoside and expanded-spectrum penicillin antibiotic therapy in the US and Canada and this combination specifically covers for Listeria. Listeria monocytogenes was first discovered in 1927 an...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 25, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Nanodiamonds might prevent tooth loss after root canals
People undergoing root canals may have gained a powerful, if tiny, new ally. Researchers from the UCLA School of Dentistry have found that using nanodiamonds to fortify a material used in the procedure could significantly improve outcomes for patients.   A paper on their research is published in the current issue of the peer-reviewed journal ACS Nano. Nanodiamonds are tiny particles formed as byproducts of diamond refining and mining. Thousands of times smaller than the width of a human hair, they have been widely explored for use in dentistry, cancer therapy, imaging and regenerative medicine, among other applic...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 17, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Declan Bitmead-Ellis almost blind and covered in blisters after body 'burnt itself
WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT: Declan Bitmead-Ellis, of Carshalton, Surrey, developed a life-threatening condition after taking amoxicillin for a tonsillitis infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strep Throat: How Soon Can Kids Go Back to School?
Children treated for strep throat with the prescription drug amoxicillin might be able to return to school the next day without putting other kids at risk for catching the illness, a recent study suggests. But there are other recommendations parents need to know. WebMD has the details. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strep Throat: Treated Kids Can Return to School in 12 HoursStrep Throat: Treated Kids Can Return to School in 12 Hours
Instead of waiting 24 hours, children with strep throat can return to school as early as 12 hours after their first dose of amoxicillin without posing a risk to other children. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 2, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

What Are Common Drug Eruptions in Children?
Patient Presentation A 4-year-old female came to clinic because of a rash for 24 hours. The pruritic rash began the evening before with a few red spots on her trunk. She had slept well, but this morning they were spreading and enlarging in size on her trunk, neck and extremities and did not seem to come and go. She also had a fever and her mother thought that she wasn’t moving as well and seemed to be sore. The patient had been started on cefaclor 9 days earlier for an ear infection and upper respiratory tract infection symptoms. She had previously taken penicillins and cephalosporin antibiotics without any problems...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 27, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Are These Abscesses?
Discussion Staphylococcus aureus is a gram-positive, catalase-positive coccal bacterium that is found on the skin and respiratory tract. It is the most common cause of skin and soft tissue abscesses. Staphylococcus can also cause enteritis, pneumonia, and toxic shock syndrome. In addition to abscesses, Staphylococcus can cause pustulosis, cellulitis, necrotizing fascitis and other exfoliative skin disease such as bullous impetigo. Staphylococcus is well-known to colonize the human skin, nail and nares. It is spread by physical contact and aerosolization. Skin breaches allow Staphylococcus to enter the body and to dissemin...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 13, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Moxatag (Amoxicillin Extended-Release Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 1, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Repeated courses of antibiotics may profoundly alter children's development
A new animal study adds to growing evidence that multiple courses of commonly used antibiotics may have a significant impact on children's development. Female mice treated with two classes of widely used childhood antibiotics, including amoxicillin, gained more weight and developed larger bones than untreated mice. Both of the antibiotics also disrupted the gut microbiome, the trillions of microbes that inhabit the intestinal tract. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 30, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

amoxicillin and clavulanic acid, Amoclan, Augmentin, Augmentin XR, Augmentin ES-600
Title: amoxicillin and clavulanic acid, Amoclan, Augmentin, Augmentin XR, Augmentin ES-600Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - January 29, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

amoxicillin and clavulanic acid, Amoclan, Augmentin, Augmentin XR, Augmentin ES-600
Title: amoxicillin and clavulanic acid, Amoclan, Augmentin, Augmentin XR, Augmentin ES-600Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - January 29, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Amoxicillin Adverse Effects Underreported, UnderrecognizedAmoxicillin Adverse Effects Underreported, Underrecognized
Data on adverse events are missing from many clinical trial publications, according to a new systematic review. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - November 19, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news