An Agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority
BC Centre for Disease Control
STI/HIV Prevention and Control
Tel 604 707 5600
655 West 12th Avenue
Fax 604 707 5604
Vancouver, British Columbia
A research and teaching centre affiliated with UBC
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STI/HIV PREVENTION AND CONTROL
Amoxicillin is an antibiotic taken by mouth for the treatment of sexually transmitted infections.
• Tell your health care provider if you have an allergy to any penicillin or cephalosporin
• Amoxicillin may be taken during pregnancy and during breastfeeding.
• Allow 24 hours or more to elapse between the administration of the last dose of
Amoxicillin and oral live Typhoid vaccine (Vivotif®)
Tell your doctor if you are taking the following medication:
• Antibiotics: Fusidic Acid (Fucidin®), Tetracyclines
• Antidepressant/Anxiolytic: Venlafaxine (Effexor® XR)
• Antigout: Allopurinol (Zyloprim®)
• Birth Control Pills (estrogens)
• Methotrexate (Rheumatrex®)
• Uricosuric agents: Probenecid (Benuryl®)
• You may get nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or stomach pain.
• Get emergency help if you have the following signs of an allergic reaction: hives,
difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue and throat.
• Store Amoxicillin at room temperature away from moisture, heat and light.
Instructions for Taking
• Take ONE (500mg) capsule three times daily with or without food until finished.
If you miss a dose, take that dose as soon as you remember, but if it is almost time for
your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.
• Store at room temperature between 15-30°C.
• Protect from light, heat, and moisture.
• All oral medications should be used on or before the printed expiry date.
• Keep away from the reach of children