Under a microscope, bacteria are living things that have only one cell. They look like spirals or balls. They are so small. Some bacteria help to digest food, destroy disease-causing cells and give the body needed vitamins. But there are infectious bacteria that can make you ill. Many give off chemicals called toxins, which can damage tissue.
Although, viral infection can cause infections, it is different from bacterial infections. Unlike bacteria, viruses are not “living” organisms. They require living hosts like people, animals’ even plants in order to multiply. When a virus enters your body, it invades some of your cells and takes over the cell machinery. Viruses spread directly from person to person such as the common cold and influenza.
Bacteria are single-celled microorganisms that reproduce by dividing and can grow on nonliving surfaces. Once an infectious bacteria enters your body, they can make you sick because of the toxins that can damage specific cells they’ve invaded such bacterial infections can be contagious, such as tuberculosis.
Bacterial infections are treated with antibacterial antibiotics such as AMOXICILLIN is a penicillin- type antibiotic. It works by stopping he growth of bacteria from growing and multiplying by preventing the bacterial cells from forming the wall that surrounds them.
The common used for this medicine is infections of the tonsils, throat, larynx, bronchitis, pneumonia, urinary tract, skin, middle ear, and gonorrhea. Amoxicillin oral can also treat: typhoid fever, bacteria anthrax, stomach or intestine infection caused by anthrax among others. This may not kill bacteria, but can stopped bacteria from multiplying. It prevents forming bacteria from forming the walls that surround them.
The walls are necessary to protect bacteria from their environment and to keep the contents of the bacterial cell together. There are no adequate studies of this drug in pregnant women. Side effects include dizziness, diarrhea, heartburn, insomnia, itching, vomiting, abdominal pain, nausea etc….
Amoxicillin comes as a capsule, chewable tablet, tablet, liquid and pediatric drops. It is usually taken every 12 hrs or every 8 hrs with or without food.