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amoxicillin

 [ah-moks″ĭ-sil´in]
an antibiotic that is a penicillin analogue similar in action to ampicillin but more efficiently absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and therefore requiring less frequent dosage and not as likely to cause diarrhea.

a·mox·i·cil·lin

(ă-mok'si-sil'in),
A semisynthetic penicillin antibiotic with an antimicrobial spectrum similar to that of ampicillin.

amoxicillin

/amox·i·cil·lin/ (ah-mok″sĭ-sil´in) a semisynthetic derivative of ampicillin effective against a broad spectrum of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.

amoxicillin

(ə-mŏk′sĭ-sĭl′ĭn)
n.
A semisynthetic penicillin, C16H19N3O5S, having an antibacterial spectrum of action similar to that of ampicillin.

amoxicillin

[əmok′səsil′in]
a beta-lactam semisynthetic oral penicillin antibiotic.
indication It is prescribed in the treatment of infections caused by a susceptible gram-negative or gram-positive bacteria.
contraindication Known hypersensitivity to any penicillin prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the most serious adverse reactions are anaphylaxis, nausea, and diarrhea. Allergic reactions and rashes are common.

amoxicillin

Infectious disease A broad-spectrum semisynthetic penicillin with activity similar to that of ampicillin

amoxicillin

Amoxycillin, an AMPICILLIN-like penicillin antibiotic, effective in TYPHOID and many other infections. Brand names are Amoxil and Galenamox. Compounded with lansoprazol and clarithromycin it is marketed as Heliclear.

amoxicillin

penicillin antibiotic of similar action to ampicillin; usually administered as 250 mg by mouth every 8 hours (125 mg every 8 hours for a child) for soft-tissue infections

a·mox·i·cil·lin

(ă-mok'si-sil'in)
A semisynthetic penicillin antibiotic with an antimicrobial spectrum similar to that of ampicillin.

amoxicillin, amoxycillin

an aminopenicillin, similar in action to ampicillin and susceptible to β-lactamase, but more efficiently absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and with a longer duration of action.

amoxicillin-clavulanic acid
addition of clavulanic acid widens the spectrum of activity and renders amoxicillin resistant to β-lactamase. A widely used antibiotic in dogs and cats.
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In this subset of patients, the rate of clinical failure was lower with moxifloxacin than with amoxicillin-clavulanic acid in both the intent-to-treat population (19.
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12 Penicillin 905 [greater than or equal to] 16 Ampicillin 905 16 Amoxicillin-clavulanic acid 905 2 Piperacillin-tazobactam 905 2 Ceftriaxone 905 4 Imipenem ([dagger]) 538 0.
Amoxicillin-clavulanic acid (AMC) is one of the most consumed antimicrobial agents in many countries (4-6), principally for respiratory and urinary tract infections.
kruczakiae and maybe others) are susceptible or moderately susceptible to both amoxicillin and erythromycin and resistant to amoxicillin-clavulanic acid [12].
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Similarly, ESBL non-producers also showed a high degree of resistance to piperacillin (92%) and amoxicillin-clavulanic acid (90%), followed by cefepime (79%) aztreonam (76%), and ticarcillin (74.
For patients with CAP in a nursing home, the first-line treatment is a quinolone or amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, with a macrolide if necessary.
All isolates were tested for susceptibility to ampicillin, amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, cefoxitin, ceftriaxone, cephalothin, chloramphenicol, ciprofloxacin, gentamicin, kanamycin, nalidixic acid, streptomycin, sulfisoxazole, tetracycline, and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, by using the Kirby-Bauer disk diffusion method.
Antimicrobial drug testing showed susceptibility to temocillin, amoxicillin-clavulanic acid (MIC 2 mg/L), piperacillin-tazobactam, ceftazidime, cefepime, meropenem (MIC 0.
Initially, small crusts suspected to be associated with flea allergy and pyoderma were present; however, response was poor to multiple treatments, including repeated corticosteroid therapy and antimicrobial therapy with amoxicillin-clavulanic acid and enrofloxacin.