Data from EMC - Curated by EPG Health - Last updated 21 October 2016


Treatment of Infection: Amoxil is a broad spectrum antibiotic indicated for the treatment of commonly occurring bacterial infections such as:

Upper respiratory tract infections

Otitis media

Acute and chronic bronchitis

Chronic bronchial sepsis

Lobar and bronchopneumonia

Cystitis, urethritis, pyelonephritis

Bacteriuria in pregnancy

Gynaecological infections including puerperal sepsis and septic abortion



Intra-abdominal sepsis


Bacterial endocarditis

Typhoid and paratyphoid fever

Skin and soft tissue infections

Dental abscess (as an adjunct to surgical management)

Helicobacter pylori eradication in peptic (duodenal and gastric) ulcer disease.

In children with urinary tract infection the need for investigation should be considered.

Prophylaxis of endocarditis: Amoxil may be used for the prevention of bacteraemia, associated with procedures such as dental extraction, in patients at risk of developing bacterial endocarditis.

Consideration should be given to official local guidance (e.g. national requirements) on the appropriate use of antibacterial agents. “Susceptibility of the causative organisms to the treatment should be tested (if possible), although the therapy may be initiated before the results are available.

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