Latest amoxicillin Stories

2014-04-15 14:47:01

Penicillin, one of the scientific marvels of the 20th century, is currently losing a lot of battles it once won against bacterial infections. But scientists at the University of South Carolina have just reported a new approach to restoring its combat effectiveness, even against so-called “superbugs.” Bacteria have been chipping away at the power of the penicillin family of drugs since their first wide-scale use as antibiotics in the 1940s. For example, the staph infection, brought...

2014-03-26 10:53:36

Millions of children in the UK are potentially receiving penicillin prescriptions below the recommended dose for common infections, according to new research led jointly by researchers at King's College London, St George's, University of London and Imperial College London. The authors are calling for an urgent review of penicillin dosing guidelines for children - which at the time of study had not changed in over 50 years - after discovering wide variation in current prescribing practice....

Battling Overuse Of Antibiotics
2013-11-18 11:45:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Public health officials have been warning for years about the overuse of antibiotics and a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is calling for the more judicious use of the bacteria-battling drugs. In the report, which was published in the journal Pediatrics, scientists from the AAP’s Committee on Infectious Diseases noted many children and adults are given antibiotics for symptoms caused by viruses. This practice...

2013-03-22 23:01:13

A year-old report from the New England Journal of Medicine has prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to warn doctors and patients about sharply increased heart risks when taking the popular antibiotic azithromycin, more commonly known as Zithromax or Z-Pak. In Philadelphia, personal injury attorney Richard P. Console Jr. wonders what this new federal alert could mean for patients who´ve already suffered a severe reaction to Zithromax. Marlton, NJ (PRWEB) March 22, 2013 A...

Pediatric Group Cautions Against Antibiotic Use In Children's Ear Infections
2013-02-25 06:54:12

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Millions of children are treated with antibiotics for ear infections each year in the US. In fact, an ear infection is one of the most common reasons kids end up going to a doctor and receiving antibiotics. But new guidelines set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are asking doctors to be more guarded in how they diagnose and treat the often painful condition. The AAP is calling for pediatricians to adhere to...

Antibiotics Not Effective For Most Coughs
2012-12-20 06:17:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Not only is the antibiotic amoxicillin ineffective in treating coughs not linked to pneumonia, but it could actually be harmful if taken in some instances, a team of European researchers warns in a new study. "Using the antibiotic amoxicillin to treat respiratory infections in patients not suspected of having pneumonia is not likely to help and could be harmful," University of Southampton professor Paul Little told BBC News on...

2012-08-31 08:20:01

Eradication by Concomitant Therapy with Proton Pump Inhibitors, Amoxicillin Hydrate and either Clarithromycin or MetronidazoleTokyo/Osaka, Aug 31, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Headquarters: Osaka, President: Yasuchika Hasegawa), AstraZeneca K.K. (Headquarters: Osaka, President: Paul Hudson), Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (Headquarters: Osaka; President: Michihiro Tsuchiya), and Eisai Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo; President and CEO: Haruo Naito)...

Popular Antibiotic May Be Responsible For Sudden Cardiac Death
2012-05-17 11:02:26

Lawrence LeBlond for RedOrbit.com Azithromycin, a common antibiotic used for treatment of bronchitis, pneumonia, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), appears to also boost the risk of sudden cardiac death when compared with no antibiotic treatment, according to a US study on Wednesday. Azithromycin has been available worldwide since the 1980s, but the new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (New England Journal of Medicine), is the first to document serious...

2012-04-30 15:31:02

The common antibiotic, amoxicillin-clavulanate, may improve small bowel function in children experiencing motility disturbances, according to a study appearing in the June print edition of the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition from Nationwide Children´s Hospital. Amoxicillan-clavulanate, also known as Augmentin, is most commonly prescribed to treat or prevent infections caused by bacteria. However, it has also been reported to increase small bowel motility in healthy...

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This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'