Amoxicillin 500 mg is a type of medicine that is classified as an antibiotic, and it belongs to a group of antibiotics known as penicillins. Amoxicillin 500 mg is very effective against bacteria-causing infections, and it works mainly by interfering with or stopping the creation of the cell walls of various types of bacteria.
Amoxicillin 500 mg is very popular in many countries all over the world, mainly because it can treat many types of bacteria-induced infections, including pneumonia, urinary tract infections, skin infections, acute otitis media (middle ear infection), pharyngitis caused by Streptococci, Salmonella infections, chlamydial infections and even Lyme disease, to name a few. Amoxicillin 500 mg is usually recommended for people especially teenagers who suffer from acne vulgaris and other pimple-causing bacterial infections. This medicine has proven to be basically a very effective treatment for people who have acne vulgaris but have unfortunately responded poorly to other antibiotics like minocycline and doxycycline.
While a huge percentage of users have no incidences of side effects, there are some people who are unfortunately not suited to take amoxicillin 500 mg for their ailments due to unpleasant side effects. Common side effects of taking amoxicillin 500 mg include development of rashes, feeling nauseous, vomiting, and colitis associated with taking antibiotics. Some people who are not used to taking amoxicillin 500 mg may get diarrhea from it. Very rare side effects of taking this medicine include insomnia, anxiety, photosensitivity, sensitivity to sound, mental changes, unfocused thinking, confusion, and mood swings. Stopping the medication immediately and visiting a doctor upon the first signs of such side effects will definitely help. Continue reading