|Chemical name: Amoxicillin
Brand name: Amoxil
Typical dosage: 500
Typical type: Capsule1
Amoxicillin is an antibiotic medication used to treat a variety of infections. It is available as a brand name drug or generic, and it’s available as an oral capsule, tablet or liquid.
Amoxicillin is an antibiotic medication commonly used for the treatment of infections such as ear, nose, and throat infections, bladder infections, respiratory infections and skin infections.
Amoxicillin dosing varies depending on what type of infection you are treating. Amoxicillin blocks bacteria from growing to allow the infection to heal.
The most common side effects of amoxicillin include upset stomach, diarrhea and headache.
Yes! 100% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans cover Amoxicillin.1
Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Amoxicillin.
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Your copay and deductible costs for any prescription drug can vary depending on what coverage stage you’re in.
|Deductible stage||Typical copay stage|
|Your deductible is the amount of money you must spend on covered drugs before your Medicare drug coverage starts paying its share of costs.
In the deductible stage, you’re responsible for the full cost of your prescription drugs.
Some Medicare prescription drug plans have a $0 deductible. Medicare drug plans cannot have a deductible more than $415 in 2019.
|After you meet your Part D deductible, you enter the initial coverage period.
During this phase (the typical copay stage), you pay a copayment (flat fee) or coinsurance (percentage) for your covered medications.
|$1 – $10||Free – $10|
It is very important to take your full course of Amoxicillin antibiotics, even if you start to feel better. Stopping your antibiotics early can cause your infection to return and get worse.
Amoxicillin can be taken with or without food. If you get a stomach ache after taking this medication, taking it with food can help prevent this side effect. If you take the liquid form, shake well before use and measure the liquid dose carefully.
Try to not miss doses, and try to take this drug at roughly the same time of day.
Talk to your doctor if you have any severe side effects, especially if you experience extreme diarrhea, as it may be indicative of a more serious condition.
People often have allergic reactions to antibiotics. Tell your doctor if you experience signs of an allergic reaction including rash, itchiness, hives, wheezing, tightness in the chest or throat, trouble breathing, or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue or throat.
This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.
Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.
Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.