I have no health insurance and no $$ for a doctor right now. I have a sinus infection, I get these quite a lot. My brother gavce me a full unopned prescription of penicillin. I have taken amoxicillin for sinus infections before, will the penicillin work as well?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:51 PM on Dec. 1, 2011 in Health
The difference is that Penicillin is synthetically produced. Amoxicillin is a semi-synthetic penicillin drug. Amoxicillin has shown to be more effective. Largely because it is able to handle stomach acid. Penicillin also has to be taken for a longer amount of time.
The danger in taking these meds is that it may not fully beat the infection, and only leave the infection stronger and next time you may need stronger and stronger antibiotics. In fact, it's possible since you get these all the time, that you are never fully curing it without taking a prescription for the entire course.
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