Amoxicillin is an antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. Amoxicillin is typically administered three times per day, but it can vary based upon the use, dosage and your medical history. Proper administration of amoxicillin is imperative to experience its full benefits. Therefore, it is essential that you understand and follow your doctor's orders when taking amoxicillin. Contact your physician or pharmacist if you are unsure of how to take your amoxicillin properly.
Take your vitamins as you normally do. Vitamins can be taken with or without food, but many people find that they experience stomach upset if they take their vitamins on an empty stomach, so you may wish to take your vitamins with a meal or snack.
Take your amoxicillin at its scheduled time. Vitamins do not interact with amoxicillin, so it is safe to take your amoxicillin with your vitamins. Amoxicillin can be administered with or without food, though much like vitamins, taking amoxicillin on an empty stomach can cause stomach upset. Eat a snack prior to taking your amoxicillin if this is the case with you.
Drink a large glass of water when taking your amoxicillin to help you swallow the medication.
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