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Could Amoxicillin affect herbal medicine when treating chlamydia?

Date:2015-02-07 click:
Amoxicillin is a type of antibiotic medication used for the purpose of treating various infections caused by bacteria. These infections including acute otitis media, urinary tract infections, Salmonella infections, Lyme disease, and chlamydia. However, with growing concern over misuse of antibiotics, more and more people are turning to alternatives such as herbal medicines. In order to speed up the treatment of chlamydia, some people even combined herbal medicine with a smaller amount amoxicillin. So what these people are concerned the most to is whether amoxicillin affect herbal medicine when treating chlamydia .
Amoxicillin
Chlamydia is among the most common type of sexually transmitted diseases that can infect the fertility of both the male and female. Chlamydia can be treated with amoxicillin. In fact, amoxicillin is one of the most popular antibiotics used for chlamydia. The drug amoxicillin belongs to the class of penicillin, and it works by weakening the wall structure of the bacteria, making it easier to destroy. The bacterial wall is the only way of survival for the intruders, and with amoxicillin the bacteria can be easily eliminated from the body once the protective wall has been destroyed.
 
Regarding to the question whether amoxicillin could affect herbal medicine, there has no evidence shown that amoxicillin couldn’t be taken with herbal medicines together so far. As we all know amoxicillin is a kind of western antibiotics, herbal medicine wouldn’t be affected by any kinds of antibiotics. The herbal medicine could only be interfered by other Chinese medicines. So if you are taking you amoxicillin, you could take herbal medicine at the same time without worries, but remember to avoid other Chinese medicines.
 
Although amoxicillin could be taken with herbal medicine together, like all antibiotic medications, taking amoxicillin for chlamydia can cause some side effects. These effects can include diarrhea (7%), headache (6%), and taste perversion (5%). Other medications generally do not cause these effects. What’s more, the Chinese herbal medicines usually have the same functions with amoxicillin. For example, a Chinese herbal medicine, named Diuretic and Anti-inflammation Pill , which could not only kill bacteria, but also could eliminate inflammation, clear heat, eliminate toxins and promote blood circulation etc.
 
In a word, amoxicillin would not affect herbal medicine; they could be taken together when treating chlamydia. But as amoxicillin has so many side effects, and Chinese herbal medicines always have the same functions as amoxicillin does. So it is better for you to take herbal medicine only when treating chlamydia.

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