Active substances: Amoxicillin
Skip the missed dose and use your next dose at the regular time. Do not use two doses at one time. What happens if I overdose?
What should I avoid while taking Amoxil? If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, call your doctor before using anti-diarrhea medicine.
Amoxil side effects Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Amoxil hives, difficult breathing, swelling in your face or throat or a severe skin reaction fever, sore throat, burning eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash with blistering and peeling.
Call your doctor at once if you have: severe stomach pain; or diarrhea that is watery or bloody even if it occurs months after your last dose.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. Unlike government facilities, private clinics and drug shops care about their clients.
FGD women Drug shops were also commended by most of the respondents for being near and being able to give services even at night unlike the government facilities that were far.
For us when get sick from malaria we get treatment through buying these drugs from the drug shops because even our government facility is very far away from here. For example a child can fall sick at night so I have to get the treatment from the drug shop other than go at night to the government facility.
Few of the FGD participants said that these private providers sometimes used nursing assistants without enough qualifications.
The caretakers would still to go to them because of having no other choice. Drug shops did not do laboratory investigations and hence were perceived to treat the children basing on symptoms. To some participants, this was tantamount to guesswork.
I can get medicine like chloroquine from the drug shops although the nursing assistant who is there does not have enough qualifications but I have no option but to go to them.
FGD Women Now here we have a problem when a child is sick, the drug shop attendants just start on treatment without checking the child's blood to see what is in the blood to see the disease.
When you take the child to the drug shop, they just put it on treatment.
When children needed intravenous fluids or blood, they had to be taken to the government hospital. They also had capacity to do laboratory investigations.
This was also reflected in a comment from a former CMD who praised services at government facilities because there was proper diagnostic equipment; Government facilities are good because if one falls sick they are advised to go to a health facility so that they can have a blood checkup.
When my child fell sick, I was advised to take the child to the hospital for a blood test so that she can receive the appropriate treatment. Table 2 Preferred provider attributes Full size table Discussion Drugs which caretakers consider 'weak' are still being used sometimes as a form of 'first aid' and sometimes as treatment.