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Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.



This medication is a penicillin-related antibiotic that is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections.

How To Use

Take this medication exactly as directed by your doctor. This drug may be taken with or without food. Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Do this by taking the medication at evenly spaced intervals throughout the day and night. Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow and may result in a relapse of the infection.

Side Effects

This medication may cause stomach upset, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor. Inform your doctor if the following rare side effects occur: sore mouth, sore throat, fever, easy bruising or bleeding. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


Before using this drug tell your doctor your medical history especially: kidney disease, stomach/intestinal problems, blood disorders, allergies to penicillin or cephalosporin antibiotics, any other allergies. Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in a secondary infection (e.g., oral, bladder or vaginal yeast infection). Before using this drug, tell your doctor if you are pregnant. This drug is excreted into breast milk and may have an effect on a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist of all medications you may use both prescription and nonprescription, and especially: birth control pills, live vaccines, tetracycline. This drug may interfere with the effectiveness of birth control pills. Discuss using other methods of birth control with your doctor. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.


If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include seizures, agitation, confusion, tremors hallucinations, unconsciousness, muscle weakness, or headaches.


This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only. Do not use it later for another infection or give it to someone else. A different medication may be necessary in those cases.

Missed Dose

If you should miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered unless it is almost time for the next dose. If it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose.


Store at room temperature as directed by the product labeling or your prescription bottle. Store away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.