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Amoxyclav 375 Tablet


Overview

Uses of Amoxyclav Tablet

Amoxyclav Tablet side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How to use Amoxyclav Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Amoxyclav 375 Tablet is to be taken with food.
This will help to avoid stomach upset.

How Amoxyclav Tablet works

Amoxyclav 375 Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Amoxycillin and Clavulanic Acid. Amoxycillin is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria. Clavulanic Acid is a beta-lactamase inhibitor which reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Amoxycillin against bacteria.

Amoxyclav Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Amoxyclav 375 Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Amoxyclav 375 Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Amoxyclav 375 Tablet may cause side effects such as allergic reactions, dizziness or fits that may make you unfit to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Amoxyclav 375 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Amoxyclav 375 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of this medicine is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Amoxyclav 375 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Amoxyclav 375 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is recommended while you are taking this medicine

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed this combination medicine to treat bacterial infections even if they have developed resistance. 
  • Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Taking probiotics along with Amoxyclav 375 Tablet may help. Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.
  • Take it with food and plenty of fluids to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Stop taking Amoxyclav 375 Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.
  • Do not use leftover medicine for treating any infection in the future. Always consult your doctor before taking any antibiotic.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Amoxyclav

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Is amoxyclav & nitrofurantion is safe during pregnancy
Dr. Suman Rao
Gynaecologist
Yes can be taken
Dry Cough, High Fever 104 tmp,past 10 days back taken amoxyclav 5ml bd 3daysGiven Meftal500 half tab now
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Monitor temperature of Patient. If Patient has fever place a cool, damp washcloth on your child's forehead. Give your Patient a lukewarm tub bath or a sponge bath. Give a sponge bath as follows: - ? Use lukewarm water [90?F (32.2?C) to 95?F (35?C)]. Do not use cold water, ice, or rubbing alcohol, which will lower the child's body temperature too quickly. ? Sponge for 20 to 30 minutes. ? Stop if the child starts to shiver. If your child doesn't like the sponge bath or doesn't feel better after the bath, there is no need to give another one. You can use paracetamol also along with above measures to control fever till you consult Dr. will determine underlying disorders by clinical examination which range from mild conditions to the most serious of bacterial and viral illnesses and will prescribe medicines accordingly.
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FAQs

Q. Can Amoxyclav cause allergic reaction?

Yes, Amoxyclav can cause an allergic reaction and is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to penicillins. Get emergency medical help if you have any signs of allergic reaction: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Amoxyclav?

The use of Amoxyclav is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to penicillins or any other excipient. It should not be used in patients with the history of liver disease.

Q. Can the use of Amoxyclav cause contraceptive failure?

Yes, the use of Amoxyclav can lower the efficacy of birth control pills. Ask your doctor about using some other methods of contraception (such as a condom, diaphragm, spermicide) while you are taking Amoxyclav.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of Amoxyclav?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Amoxyclav can increase the risks side effects. Amoxyclav takes time to show its full effect and treat your infection. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Amoxyclav?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. What is Amoxyclav?

Amoxyclav is a combination of two medicines: Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid. This is used for the treatment of bacterial infection by killing the harmful bacteria that cause infection. It is used for the treatment of bacterial infections, for eg. tonsillitis, sinusitis, otitis media, respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, boils, abscesses, cellulitis, wound infection, osteomyelitis, and dentoalveolar infections.

Q. Is it safe to use Amoxyclav?

Amoxyclav is safe to use when taken as advised by the doctor. However, in some patients it may cause common side effects like diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, rash, allergic reaction and other uncommon or rare side effects. If you experience any persistent problem while taking this medicine, inform your doctor as soon as possible.

Q. Can I stop taking Amoxyclav when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Amoxyclav before completing the full course of the treatment, even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured. So, it is important to take this medicine for the duration advised by the doctor.

Q. Can the use of Amoxyclav cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Amoxyclav can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic and it kills the harmful bacteria, however, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. In case you experience diarrhea, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Talk to your doctor if diarrhea persists and you notice any signs of dehydration, like less frequency of urination with dark colored and strong-smelling urine. Do not take any other medicine without consulting a doctor.

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References
  1. Amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium. Research Triangle Park, North Carolina: GlaxoSmithKline. [Accessed 25 Jan. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Amoxicillin and clavulanic acid. Mayenne, France: Glaxo Wellcome Production; 2017. [Accessed 01 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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