Medically Reviewed by Harshi Dhingra, M.D.

Last Reviewed: Jun 16, 2022

Drug Details

Generic Name:


Common Brands:

Moxatag, Larotid suspension, Amoxil (discontinued)


Prescription only

Therapeutic Class:

Aminopenicillin, penicillin-like antibiotic, or beta-lactam antimicrobial


Capsule, tablet, chewable tablet, liquid


By mouth

Therapeutic Uses:

Bacterial infections of the lungs (pneumonia, bronchitis); ear, nose, and throat; skin; urinary tract; and as a combination with other medications for Helicobacter pylori (a bacteria that causes stomach ulcers).

Controlled Status:

Not a controlled substance

What is amoxicillin (Moxatag)?

Amoxicillin (uh maak suh si luhn) is a penicillin-like antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. It is a prescription oral medication that can treat a wide variety of infections caused by bacteria, including lung infections; ear, nose, and throat infections; skin infections; UTIs; and H. pylori infections. Amoxicillin does not treat the flu or common colds (viral infections). Indiscriminate use of antibiotics when they are not needed increases your risk of developing infections in the future that are resistant to antibiotic treatment.

There may be other uses of amoxicillin - your pharmacist or physician can give you further information and medical advice.

Who can take amoxicillin (Moxatag)?

Amoxicillin can be prescribed to adults and children. The dose varies according to the patient’s age and body weight and the type of infection being treated.