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About AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID

AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID 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 our body. Infectious or harmful bacteria can make you sick and reproduce quickly in your body.
 
AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID is a combination of 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, AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID helps in treating bacterial infections. 
 
Take AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID as prescribed. The dose and duration of AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID can vary depending upon your condition and the severity of the infection. In some cases, you may experience certain common side effects such as 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 before taking AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID may cause dizziness, so drive with caution. Avoid alcohol consumption while taking AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID to prevent unpleasant side effects. AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID 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 AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID

Bacterial Infections.

Medicinal Benefits

AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID is a combination of Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid. AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID belongs to the group of medicines called antibiotics. AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID 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, kills the bacteria. Clavulanic acid works by decreasing bacterial resistance and enhancing the activity of amoxicillin against the bacteria. Together, AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID helps in treating bacterial infections. AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is effective against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.

Directions for Use

Tablet/capsule: Swallow it as a whole; do not crush, break or chew it. Liquid/Syrup/Suspension: Shake the bottle well before use. Take the prescribed dose by mouth using the measuring cup/dosing syringe/dropper provided by the pack.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID

  • Skin rashes
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Gas

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Do not take AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID 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 AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID may cause dizziness, so drive with caution. Avoid alcohol consumption while taking AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID 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: AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID 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: AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID may have interactions with colitis (inflammation in the lining of the colon), mononucleosis (viral infection with sore throat and fever), haemodialysis, and liver and kidney dysfunction.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • ALLOPURINOL
  • PROBENECID
  • WARFARIN
  • METHOTREXATE
  • MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      caution

      Limit or avoid consuming alcohol while taking AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID to prevent unpleasant side effects.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      caution

      During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      caution

      This medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      caution

      AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID may cause dizziness. So, drive only if you are alert and omit driving and operating machinery if you feel dizzy.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      caution

      AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of liver diseases/conditions. Dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      caution

      AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of kidney diseases/conditions. Dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      caution

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

    Habit Forming

    No

    Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    • Antibiotics can alter the useful bacteria in the stomach, which help indigestion. 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 to treat your condition effectively.
    • Avoid usage of tobacco.

    Special Advise

    • AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID might affect blood and urine tests. Inform the person doing the tests that you are taking AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID.

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Bacterial infection: A bacterial infection is a condition in which harmful bacteria enter, multiply, and infect our 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. Bacteria are of various forms comprising commonly spherical, rod, and spiral-shaped. Bacterial infections vary from minor illnesses like sore throat and ear infections to severe brain infections like meningitis and encephalitis. Anyone can become infected with a bacterial infection. But, people with weak immune systems or taking immunosuppressive medicines are more prone to bacterial infection.

    FAQs

    How does AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID work?

    AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID 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, AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID helps in treating bacterial infections.

    Can I stop taking AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID on my own?

    No, this is an antibiotic medication. You need to complete the full course even if you start to feel better to prevent return of infection and resistance to AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID.

    Can AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID cause stomach upset?

    Yes, AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID is known to cause stomach upset, indigestion, nausea and diarrhoea. To avoid these side effects please take AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID with a meal. Also, AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID should be taken at evenly spaced intervals to avoid any unpleasant side effects and for best results.

    Can I take methotrexate with AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID?

    Generally, 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. However, AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID is relatively safer to take with methotrexate but only if prescribed of the doctor. It is best to discuss with your doctor about the use of the two medicines together who may weigh the pros and cons and decide what is best for you.

    Can I take AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID for cough, cold and flu condition?

    AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID 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 AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID for your condition.

    Does use of AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID cause diarrhoea?

    Yes, after taking AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANIC ACID, you may have diarrhoea. So, drink plenty of fluids and take probiotics 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 worsen.

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