Largest trial of antibiotic amoxicillin for treating chest infections in children finds little effect. The largest randomized placebo-controlled trial of the antibiotic amoxicillin for treating chest infections in children - one of the most common acute illnesses treated in primary care in developed countries, has found it is little more effective at relieving symptoms than the use of no medication. Source 6c.
Amoxicillin is an antibiotic derived from penicillin. It is one of the most widely used drugs in the world today, as it is effective against a large number of bacteria.
In addition, it has the great advantage that it is not contraindicated for children, nor for pregnant women. This drug was first tested in 1972. Pharmacists combined penicillin with "Amino" radicals.
The result was an "Amine-penicillin" that proved to be very effective for bacterial infections.
Its patent is no longer in force, but it is marketed around the world under different names.
Amoxicillin is often used as the first drug in the treatment of infections. It has application in both humans and animals. It is generally administered orally and can also be given intramuscularly or intravenously, in some countries, but it is not recommended.