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Clavam 300 mg Injection

Clavam 300 mg Injection

Prescription drug
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Manufacturer/Marketer

Alkem Laboratories Ltd

Consume Type

PARENTERAL

Return Policy

Returnable

Expires on or after

Jan-25

About Clavam 300 mg Injection

Clavam 300 mg Injection belongs to the group of medicines called antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections of the ear, nose, throat, skin, bone, soft tissue, joints, urinary tract, and respiratory tract. A bacterial infection is a condition in which harmful bacteria infect the body. Infectious or harmful bacteria can make you sick and reproduce quickly in the body.
 
Clavam 300 mg Injection contains Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid. Amoxicillin works by preventing the formation of bacterial cell covering, which is necessary for the survival of the bacteria. Thereby, it kills the bacteria. Clavulanic acid works by decreasing bacterial resistance and enhancing the activity of amoxicillin against the bacteria. Together, Clavam 300 mg Injection helps in treating bacterial infections. 
 
Take Clavam 300 mg Injection as prescribed. The dose and duration of Clavam 300 mg Injection can vary depending upon your condition and the severity of the infection. In some cases, you may experience certain common side effects such as pain and swelling at the injection site, skin rashes, nausea, vomiting, bloating, and gas. Most of these side effects do not require medical attention and will resolve gradually over time. However, you are advised to talk to your doctor if you experience these side effects persistently.
 
Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Clavam 300 mg Injection may cause dizziness, so drive with caution. Avoid alcohol consumption while taking Clavam 300 mg Injection to prevent unpleasant side effects. Clavam 300 mg Injection is safe for children if prescribed by a doctor; the dose and duration may vary depending upon the child’s weight and severity of the infection. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you are taking and about your health condition to rule out any unpleasant side effects.

Uses of Clavam 300 mg Injection

Treatment of Bacterial Infections

Medicinal Benefits

Clavam 300 mg Injection contains Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid. Clavam 300 mg Injection belongs to the group of medicines called antibiotics. Clavam 300 mg Injection is used to treat bacterial infections of the ear, nose, throat, skin, bone, soft tissue, joints, urinary tract, and respiratory tract. Amoxicillin works by preventing the formation of bacterial cell covering, which is necessary for the survival of the bacteria. Thereby, it kills the bacteria. Clavulanic acid works by decreasing bacterial resistance and enhancing the activity of amoxicillin against the bacteria. Together, Clavam 300 mg Injection helps in treating bacterial infections. Clavam 300 mg Injection is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is effective against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.

Directions for Use

Clavam 300 mg Injection will be administered by a healthcare professional; do not self-administer.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Clavam 300 mg Injection

  • Pain and swelling at the injection site
  • Skin rashes
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Gas

Drug Warnings

Do not take Clavam 300 mg Injection if you are allergic to any of the contents or if you have jaundice. Inform your doctor if you have glandular fever, inflammation of the intestine, fits, liver/kidney problems or if you are unable to pass urine regularly. Consult your doctor before taking Clavam 300 mg Injection if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Clavam 300 mg Injection may cause dizziness, so drive with caution. Avoid alcohol consumption while taking Clavam 300 mg Injection to prevent unpleasant side effects. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you are taking and about your health condition to rule out any unpleasant side effects.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Clavam 300 mg Injection may have interaction with anti-gout (allopurinol, probenecid), anticoagulants (warfarin), anti-cancer (methotrexate), and immunosuppressant (mycophenolate mofetil).

Drug-Food Interaction: No interactions found/established.

Drug-Disease Interaction: If you have colitis (inflammation in the lining of the colon), mononucleosis (viral infection with sore throat and fever), haemodialysis, and liver and kidney dysfunction, inform your doctor before taking Clavam 300 mg Injection.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • ALLOPURINOL
  • PROBENECID
  • WARFARIN
  • METHOTREXATE
  • MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Antibiotics can alter the useful bacteria in the stomach, which help in digestion. Therefore, you are advised to take foods rich in probiotics such as yoghurt/curd, kefir, sauerkraut, tempeh, kimchi, miso, kombucha, buttermilk, natto and cheese.
  • Eat fibre-rich food like whole grains, beans, lentils, berries, broccoli, peas and bananas.
  • Avoid foods rich in calcium, grapefruit and grapefruit juice as they might hinder the absorption of antibiotics.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol and usage of tobacco.

Special Advise

Clavam 300 mg Injection might affect blood and urine tests. Inform the person doing the tests that you are taking Clavam 300 mg Injection.

Disease/Condition Glossary

Bacterial infection: A bacterial infection is a condition in which harmful bacteria enter, multiply, and infect the body. Infectious or harmful bacteria can make you sick and reproduce quickly in your body. These harmful bacteria produce chemicals known as toxins, which can damage tissue and make you sick. It can target any body part and multiply very quickly. When you get infected with bacteria, you can experience generalized symptoms, like fevers, chills, and fatigue. Anyone can become infected with a bacterial infection. But, people with weak immune systems or taking immunosuppressive medicines are more prone to bacterial infection.

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Alcohol

Caution

Limit or avoid consuming alcohol while taking Clavam 300 mg Injection to prevent unpleasant side effects.

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Pregnancy

Caution

During pregnancy, Clavam 300 mg Injection should be used only when clearly needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Breast Feeding

Caution

Clavam 300 mg Injection may pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.

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Driving

Caution

Clavam 300 mg Injection may cause dizziness. So, drive only if you are alert and omit driving and operating machinery if you feel dizzy.

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Liver

Caution

Clavam 300 mg Injection is to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of liver diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

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Kidney

Caution

Clavam 300 mg Injection is to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

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Children

Caution

Please consult your doctor. The dose and duration may vary depending upon the child’s weight and the severity of the infection.

Country of origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
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FAQs

Clavam 300 mg Injection contains Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid. Amoxicillin works by preventing the formation of bacterial cell covering, which is necessary for the survival of the bacteria. Thereby, it kills the bacteria. Clavulanic acid works by decreasing bacterial resistance and enhancing the activity of amoxicillin against the bacteria. Together, Clavam 300 mg Injection helps in treating bacterial infections.
Yes, Clavam 300 mg Injection is known to cause stomach upset, indigestion, nausea and diarrhoea. Please consult your doctor if any of the side effects are bothersome.
Generally, the penicillin group of antibiotics are not advised to be taken with methotrexate which is used for conditions like psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis etc., as they may cause some unpleasant side effects when taken together. It is best to discuss with your doctor about the use of the two medicines together; the doctor may weigh the pros and cons and decide what is best for you.
Clavam 300 mg Injection does not treat a viral infection like the flu or a common cold. It is best to consult the doctor to know if you need Clavam 300 mg Injection for your condition.
Clavam 300 mg Injection may cause diarrhoea. So, take probiotics and drink plenty of fluids to prevent excessive loss of fluids from the body (dehydration). Do not take anti-diarrhoea medicine on your own; consult your doctor if the condition worsens.

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