5 Things You Need to Know About Amoxicillin

Amoxicillin is a version of the common antibiotic, penicillin. It treats infections by killing bacteria and preventing new growth. It treats a bevy of infections including Lyme disease, typhoid fever, peptic ulcer disease and chlamydia infections in pregnant women. It is commonly prescribed for children who suffer from ear infections. Amoxicillin is available only by a prescription from your doctor.

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Amoxicillin is a version of the common antibiotic, penicillin. It treats infections by killing bacteria and preventing new growth. It treats a bevy of infections including Lyme disease, typhoid fever, peptic ulcer disease and chlamydia infections in pregnant women. It is commonly prescribed for children who suffer from ear infections. Amoxicillin is available only by a prescription from your doctor.

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