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food interaction for AUGMENTOX S

alcohol interaction for AUGMENTOX S

pregnancy interaction for AUGMENTOX S

lactation interaction for AUGMENTOX S

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Amoxicillin(500 mg)


Amoxicillin belongs to a class of antibiotic medicines called penicillin. It is used to treat bacterial infections of the respiratory tract (bronchitis, pneumonia), genital and urinary tract (gonorrhoea, ), skin and soft tissue, ear (otitis media); nose, sinus, and throat (tonsillitis, sinusitis); heart (endocarditis), kidney, urethra or bladder, blood (septicemia), teeth and gums (abcesses), typhoid and paratyphoid fever.

How it works

Amoxicillin kills bacteria by interfering with the production of the bacterial cell wall (outer coating of bacteria). As a result, the bacterial cell wall is weakened and ruptured, thereby killing the bacteria.

Common side effects

Nausea, Allergic reaction, Diarrhoea, Headache, Rash, Stomach pain, Vaginal itching, Vaginal discharge, Vomiting
Cloxacillin(125 mg)


Cloxacillin is used to treat bacterial infections in the body affecting the ear, nose, throat, lungs (pneumonia), skin and skin structure infections, urinary bladder infection (cystitis), infection of the valves of the heart and  bone infections. It is also used to treat leprosy and to prevent infection during surgery.

How it works

Cloxacillin belongs to penicillin group of antibiotics. It kills the bacteria which are actively multiplying in the body, by inhibiting the formation of their cell wall.

Common side effects

Nausea, Rash, Abdominal cramp, Abdominal pain, Allergic reaction, Shortness of breath, Black hairy tongue, Bleeding, Bruise, Convulsion, Diarrhoea, Tongue swelling, Lip swelling, Sore tongue, Sore mouth, Urine discolouration, Urticaria, Vaginal itching, Vaginal discharge, Vomiting, Fatigue, White patches on the tongue, Yellow discoloration of skin, Yellow discoloration of eye
Serratiopeptidase(10 mg)


Serratiopeptidase is used in treatment of conditions associated with pain and inflammation associated with muscles, bones and joints, pulsating headaches, often on one side of the head (migraine), inflammation of the air cavities around nose (sinusitis), inflammation of larynx (laryngitis), sore throat, ear infections, swelling after surgery, inflammation of a vein caused by a blood clot (thrombophlebitis), diseases that cause inflammation and sores (ulcer) in the lining of the gut (Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease).

How it works

Serratiopeptidase is an enzyme that acts by breaking down the chemical mediators that are involved in causing pain and inflammation, thereby reducing the pain and inflammation.

Common side effects

Abnormal blood cell, Blisters on skin, Diarrhoea, Shortness of breath, Nausea, Skin redness, Vomiting, Running nose, Liver damage


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Expert advice for AUGMENTOX S

  • Do not take this drug if you are allergic to amoxicillin or penicillin.
  • Take the medicine with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • You may have loose stools while taking this drug. It gets better after finishing the course, If it worsens consult your doctor.
  • Amoxicillin can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using a non-hormone method of birth control (such as a condom, diaphragm, spermicide) to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine. 
  • Space the doses evenly during the day, at least 4 hours apart.
  • Keep taking amoxicillin until the treatment is finished, even if you feel better.
  • Do not take amoxicillin for more than 2 weeks or two doses in 1 hour.
  • Tell your doctor that you are taking amoxicillin before you go through urine or blood tests for liver function test.
  • Consult your doctor before taking amoxicillin if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

Frequently asked questions for AUGMENTOX S


Q. Does amoxicillin act against anaerobic bacteria?
Amoxicillin is active against aerobic as well as anaerobic bacterial infections.
Q. Does amoxicillin cause yeast infections?
Amoxicillin is a broad spectrum antibiotic and hence with prolonged use may also kill helpful bacteria in the body that keep the body’s yeast population in check, thereby causing yeast infections.
Q. Can I take amoxicillin for sore throat, cold, cough, flu, food poisoning, pseudomonas infection or virus infections?
Amoxicillin is only effective against bacterial infections not viruses. Food poisoning (due to Salmonella), pseudomonas infections, as well as sore throat, cold and cough caused due to bacteria can be treated with amoxicillin.
Q. Does amoxicillin cause constipation, drowsiness or headache?
No. Amoxicillin does not cause constipation, drowsiness or headache. However, consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.
Q. How long does novamoxin take to work?
Anywhere between one to seven days but it depends on the type of infection and its severity.
Q. Is novamoxin gluten free?
Novamoxin, which contains amoxicillin, is gluten free.


Q. Is cloxacillin a penicillin/antibiotic?
Cloxacillin belongs to a class of medication called penicillin antibiotics. It does not contain penicillin but is structurally similar to it. It is is used to treat bacterial infections in the body affecting the ear, nose, throat, lungs (pneumonia), skin and skin structure infections, urinary bladder infection (cystitis), infection of the valves of the heart, bone infections, especially those caused by the resistant staphylococcus bacteria.

Q. What does it treat?
 It is also used to treat leprosy and lepra-reaction seen in leprosy, and to prevent infection during surgery.
Q. Is cloxacillin the same as amoxicillin?
Cloxacillin is not the same as amoxicillin, but they belong to the same class of medication called penicillin antibiotics.
Q. Is cloxacillin used for treating tonsillitis/ boils/acne/chlamydia/streptococcus infections?
Cloxacillin is not commonly used to treat tonsillitis/boils/acne/chlamydia. It may be used to treat streptococcus infections but is more commonly used for staphylococcus infections.
Q. Does cloxacillin cause weight gain or sleepiness?
These are no studies showing any relation between weight gain, sleepiness and cloxacillin use.

Q. Does it affect menstruation?
 It is not known to affect menstruation.
Q. Can I take Advil (ibuprofen)/ Tylenol (paracetamol) with cloxacillin?
There are no known interactions between cloxacillin and Advil (ibuprofen)/ Tylenol (paracetamol). But doctor’s advice should be followed about taking both the medications together.
Q. Is cloxacillin safe for G6PD?
Yes, cloxacillin can be safely used in patients who have deficiency of the enzyme glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD).
Q. Does cloxacillin expire?
Cloxacillin has an expiry date, beyond which it should not be consumed. Please refer to the pack or package insert for the expiry date.


Q. Is serratiopeptidase addictive?
No. Serratiopeptidase is not an addictive drug.
Q. Is serratiopeptidase an antibiotic/ steroid/ pain killer?
No, these drugs are used in the treatment of pain and inflammatory condition.
Q. Is serratiopeptidase banned/ legal/ illegal/ available in India?
No, serratiopeptidase is available as prescription drug.


Content on this page was last updated on 10 November, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)