Wednesday, November 17, 2010 sandiya, Community Member, asks

Q: Can I take amoxicillin for a cold/throat infection?

Can I take amoxicillin for cold and throat infection?

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Cort, Health Guide
11/18/10 8:19pm

Most throat infections are caused by viruses and amoxicillin knocks out bacteria - so it most likely wouldn't. If you happened to have a bacterial infection then it might be helpful; however, antibiotics are prescribed for specific infections. If you were to take amoxicillin and didn't take it for a long enough period, your bacterial infection could come roaring back. It's best to go to a doctor and follow his/her prescriptions. Good luck with your cold! 


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By sandiya, Community Member— Last Modified: 07/22/14, First Published: 11/17/10