Amoxicillin Side Effects: Brand names Amoxil, available in 250 mg., 500 mg, 850 mg capaules, 200, 400 and 250 mg chewable tablets, and 125 mg/ 5 ml, 200 mg/ 5 ml, 250 mg/ 5 ml and 400 mg/ 5 ml elixir. Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of medications, and was an early follow on drug to ampicillin with the benefit of better absorption from the gut when taken with food. Amoxicillin remains a mainstay in the treatment of common respiratory infections despite increasing antibiotic resistance. Most patients with allergy to other penicillins will also have this as an amoxicillin side effect, and like most antibiotics amoxicillin has diarrhea and risk of pseudomembranous colitis as possible side effects.…
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