This medication is an antibiotic that is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. Notes
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.
Keep at room temperature between 59 to 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from sunlight and moisture.
Do not store in the bathroom.
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.
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 or 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 of kidney disease, stomach/intestinal problems, blood disorders and of drug allergies, especially allergies to other penicillin or cephalosporin antibiotics.
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.
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.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist of all medications you may use both prescription and nonprescription, especially of birth control pills, live vaccines or 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.
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