Amoxicillin is an antibiotic medication belonging to the penicillin class, commonly used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections. It is available in various formulations, including tablets, capsules, oral suspensions, and powder for reconstitution. This widely prescribed antibiotic is an essential tool in combating bacterial infections and is used in both children and adults.
The active ingredient in Amoxicillin works by inhibiting the growth and reproduction of bacteria. It achieves this by interfering with the synthesis of the bacterial cell wall, weakening the microorganisms and eventually leading to their destruction by the body's immune system.
This versatile medication is effective in treating various infections, such as respiratory tract infections (e.g., sinusitis, bronchitis), skin infections, urinary tract infections (UTIs), ear infections, and certain dental infections. Additionally, Amoxicillin is used in combination with other drugs to treat more severe infections caused by bacteria.