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amox·i·cil·lin or Brit amox·y·cil·lin ə-.mäk-sē-'sil-ən n a semisynthetic penicillin C16H19N3O5S derived from ampicillin see AMOXIL, AUGMENTIN, LAROTID

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an antibiotic used to treat infections caused by a wide range of bacteria and other microorganisms. It is administered by mouth. Side-effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, rashes, and anaemia. Sensitivity to penicillin prohibits its use. Trade names: Amoxil, Galenamox, Rimoxallin.

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amox·i·cil·lin (ə-mok″sĭ-silґin) [USP] a semisynthetic derivative of ampicillin effective against a broad spectrum of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria; used especially in the treatment of infections due to susceptible strains of Haemophilus influenzae, Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, streptococci (including Streptococcus faecalis and S. pneumoniae), and nonpenicillinase-producing staphylococci. It is administered orally.

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