The beige, capsule-shaped pill with the imprint TEVA 3109 has been identified as amoxicillin 500 mg supplied by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA. Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from making their own protective covering in your body.
What is Teva 3109 Used For?
- Ear, nose, and throat infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Lower respiratory tract infections
- Skin infections
- Helicobacter pylori infection
The dose of Teva 3109 that your provider prescribes can vary greatly due to your underlying health conditions and indications for taking this medicine. For most indications in adults, the dose is between 1-2 grams in divided doses throughout the day.
Adult dosage (ages 18–64 years): Typical dosage is 500 mg every 12 hours, or 250 mg every 8 hours.
Child dosage (ages 3 months–17 years): Typical dosage is 25 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 12 hours, or 20 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 8 hours.
The children’s dosage listed here is meant for children who weigh less than 88 pounds (40 kg). Children who weigh more than 88 pounds should be dosed according to the adult recommendation.
Can you overdose?
Taking more than your prescribed dose of Teva 3109 is unlikely to cause harm and treatment is not typically needed for an antibiotic overdose.
Teva 3109 side effects
Teva 3109 is a penicillin antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections, including bronchitis, pneumonia, and infections of the ear, nose, throat, skin, and urinary tract. Though it can be highly effective in treating bacterial infections, Teva 3109 also comes with a list of potential side effects.
Among the more common side effects for Teva 3109 (Amoxil) are:
• stomach upset
• abnormal taste sense
• skin rash
• vaginal yeast infection
Less common side effects include:
• allergic reactions like itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
• breathing problems
• blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
• trouble sleeping
• trouble passing urine, dark urine, or a decrease in the quantity of urine
• unusually weak or tired
• unusual bleeding or bruising
• yellowing of the eyes or skin
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Frequently asked questions about Teva 3109
How long does it take for Teva 3109 to start working?
Teva 3109 begins to decrease the amount of bacteria right after you start taking it. However, it might take 2-3 days before you start to feel better.
If I miss a dose, can I take 2 doses at the same time?
No. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
Does Teva 3109 make you sleepy or tired?
It is highly unlikely for Teva 3109 to make you feel sleepy or fatigued.
How long should you take Teva 3109 for?
This depends on what infection you are taking Teva 3109 for. Follow the directions provided by your medical provider or pharmacist. Make sure to finish the whole course of Teva 3109 prescribed even if you start to feel better.
Can Teva 3109 kill viruses?
Teva 3109 cannot kill viruses like the common cold or the flu. Antibiotics fight bacteria, which are completely different from viruses in their structure and function.