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SALT INFORMATION FOR C MOXY

Amoxicillin(500 mg)

Uses

Amoxicillin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections

How it works

Amoxicillin is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.

Common side effects

Nausea, Allergic reaction, Vomiting, Diarrhoea
Clavulanic Acid(125 mg)

Uses

Clavulanic Acid is used in the treatment of bacterial infections

How it works

Clavulanic Acid blocks the action of the enzymes produced by bacteria to inactivate the antibiotics.

Common side effects

Diarrhoea, Indigestion, Rash, Itching, Vomiting
Lactobacillus(NA)

Uses

Lactobacillus is used in the treatment of diarrhoea, infectious diarrhoea and diarrhoea associated with antibiotics

How it works

Lactobacillus is a live micro-organism, when given in adequate amount, provides health benefits. It restores the balance of good bacteria (microorganisms) in the intestine that may get upset with the use of antibiotics or due to intestinal infections.

Common side effects

Flatulence, Bloating

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Expert advice FOR C MOXY

  • 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 C MOXY

Amoxicillin

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Does amoxicillin act against anaerobic bacteria?
Amoxicillin is active against aerobic (both gram-positive and gram-negative) bacteria and anaerobic bacterial infections.

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Does amoxicillin cause fungal (yeast) infections?
Amoxicillin is a broad spectrum antibiotic and hence with prolonged use may kill helpful bacteria in the body that keep the body’s fungal (yeast) population in check, thereby it can cause fungal (yeast) infections.

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Can I take amoxicillin for virus infections?
Amoxicillin is only effective against bacterial infections, not viral infections. Please consult your doctor if you have any infections as they should be properly diagnosed before the start of any antibiotics.

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Does amoxicillin cause constipation, or a headache?
No. Amoxicillin does not cause constipation or headache. However, consult your doctor if you experience these side effects.

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Is amoxicillin gluten free?
Yes, amoxicillin is gluten free.

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Can I take amoxicillin for fever?
No, do not take amoxicillin for fever unless advised by your doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for fever as it is very important to diagnose the cause of the fever before treating it.

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Can I take amoxicillin for boils?
Amoxicillin is indicated for boils only when advised by your doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics.

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Can I take amoxicillin for a sore throat?
Do not take amoxicillin for a sore throat unless advised by your doctor. Antibiotics should be taken in this condition only if it is advised by your doctor as it should be taken only once the doctor has properly diagnosed the problem and the underlying cause of infection.

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Can I take amoxicillin for a cold?
Amoxicillin is not indicated for a cold unless this is associated with a bacterial infection against which amoxicillin is active. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotic.

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Can I take amoxicillin for bacterial vaginosis?
Amoxicillin can be used in the treatment of bacterial vaginosis only when advised by a doctor as it should be taken only once the doctor has properly diagnosed the problem and the underlying cause of infection.

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Can I take amoxicillin for flu?
Amoxicillin is not indicated for the treatment of flu. Immediately consult your doctor in case you have any symptoms of flu.

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Can I take amoxicillin for an ear infection?
Amoxicillin can be used in the treatment of ear infection only when advised by your doctor as it should be taken only once the doctor has properly diagnosed the problem and the cause of infection.

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Can I take amoxicillin for diverticulitis?
Amoxicillin can be used in the treatment of diverticulitis only when advised by your doctor as it should be taken only once the doctor has properly diagnosed the problem and the underlying cause of infection.

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Is amoxicillin safe?
Yes. Amoxicillin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.

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Is amoxicillin safe for heart patients?
Yes. Amoxicillin is safe to use in heart patients if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor. Please share your mrdical history with the doctor before taking any medicine.

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Is amoxicillin used for throat infections?
Amoxicillin can be used for throat infections only once the cause of infection is diagnosed by the doctor and the doctor advises to use amoxicillin.

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Is amoxicillin a pain killer?
No, amoxicillin is not a pain killer. It is an antibiotic.

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Is amoxicillin a cephalosporin?
No, amoxicillin is not a cephalosporin. Amoxicillin is an antibiotic which belongs to a class of drugs known as penicillins.

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Is amoxicillin good for prostate infection?
Amoxicillin can be used for treating prostate infections caused by bacteria against which amoxicillin is active. Please consult your doctor before using any antibiotic for treating the infection as it should be taken only after the doctor has properly diagnosed the cause of infection.

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Does amoxicillin treat urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Yes, amoxicillin can be used to treat urinary tract infection (UTI) if it is caused by the bacteria against which amoxicillin is active. Please consult your doctor before using amoxicillin for treating UTI as it should be taken only after the doctor has diagnosed the cause and site of infection.

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Does amoxicillin contain sulfa?
No, amoxicillin does not contain sulfa. Amoxicillin is an antibiotic which belongs to a class of medicines known as penicillins.

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Does amoxicillin can treat cough?
Amoxicillin can help in the relief of cough if this is caused by an infection of the throat or lungs caused by bacteria against which amoxicillin is active. Please consult your doctor before using amoxicillin for the relief of cough as it should be taken only after the doctor has diagnosed the cause of infection.

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Does amoxicillin cause drowsiness?
No, amoxicillin has not been reported to cause drowsiness. In case you experience drowsiness while taking amoxicillin, please consult your doctor.

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Does amoxicillin affect sperm?
No, amoxicillin has not been reported to affect sperm. Please consult your doctor.

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Does amoxicillin contain penicillin?
Amoxicillin does not contain penicillin. Amoxicillin belongs to a class of drugs known as penicillins.

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Does amoxicillin cause diarrhea in babies?
Amoxicillin can cause diarrhea as a common side effect in babies as well as adults. Please talk to your doctor in case you have this side effect as it could be due to the change in the normal bacteria of gut and you may need to stop the medicine.

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Does amoxicillin decrease milk secretion?
No, amoxicillin has not been reported to decrease milk secretion. Please consult your doctor if you are breast-feeding before taking the medicine.

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Does amoxicillin cause diarrhea?
Amoxicillin can cause diarrhea as a common side effect. Please talk to your doctor in case you have this side effect as it could be due to the change in the normal bacteria of your gut and you may need to stop this medicine.

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Can I take amoxicillin with milk?
Amoxiciilin capsules should be swallowed with water. However, they can be taken before, during or after your meals.

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Can I take amoxicillin with tramadol?
Yes, amoxicillin can be taken with tramadol. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take amoxicillin with food?
Yes, amoxicillin can be taken with food. Amoxiciilin capsules should be swallowed with water.

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Can I take amoxicillin with yogurt?
Yes, amoxicillin can be taken with yogurt. Amoxicillin capsules should be swallowed with water.

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Can I take amoxicillin with metronidazole?
Yes, amoxicillin can be taken with metronidazole. No drug-drug interactions have been clinically seen between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take amoxicillin with medicine for a cold?
Please consult your doctor before taking amoxicillin with any medicine for cold as these medicines have many components and the interaction with each component can be different.

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Can I take amoxicillin with metformin?
Yes, amoxicillin can be taken with metformin. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take amoxicillin with loratadine?
Yes, amoxicillin can be taken with loratadine. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take amoxicillin with aspirin?
Amoxicillin and aspirin increase levels of each other. Please consult your doctor before taking amoxicillin with aspirin at the same time.

Clavulanic Acid

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Is antibiotic + clavulanic acid combination effective against STD, MRSA, or pseudomonas infections?
It is effective against sexually transmitted diseases (STD) caused by bacteria and pseudomonas infections, but weakly effective against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections (MRSA)

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Is amoxicillin + clavulanic acid (Augmentin) safe in G6PD deficiency?
There are no confirmed studies about the safety of amoxicillin + clavulanic acid (Augmentin) in G6PD deficiency. Consult your doctor before use

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Is amoxicillin + clavulanic acid (Augmentin) nephrotoxic?
If taken in appropriate dosage as prescribed by the doctor, Augmentin is not nephrotoxic

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Does amoxicillin + clavulanic acid (Augmentin) contain sulfa?
No, amoxicillin + clavulanic acid (Augmentin) does not contain sulfa

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Do amoxicillin and clavulanic acid combination make you drowsy or tired?
Amoxicillin and clavulanic acid combination do not make you feel drowsy or tired. However, it can make you feel dizzy.

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Can amoxicillin + clavulanic acid be taken with Nyquil, Xanax, Vyvanse, Mucinex or Azithromycin?
There are either weak or no reported interactions with above mentioned drugs with amoxicillin + clavulanic acid. Please consult your doctor before changing any medication.

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Where to buy clavulanic acid?
Clavulanic acid does not have any antibacterial activity of its own and is not available as a single salt in the market. It is always available as a combination with antibiotics like amoxicillin, cefixime, and cefuroxime. Talk to your doctor before taking any antibiotics.

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Why does clavulanic acid cause diarrhea?
Clavulanic acid per se is not known to cause diarrhea. However, it is always given in combination with a beta-lactam antibiotic and diarrhea is a common side effect associated with the use of this combination.

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What is clavulanic acid?
Clavulanic acid is a beta-lactamase inhibitor. It inactivates beta-lactamase enzyme produced by some bacteria and thus prevents the breakdown of the antibiotic when given along with it.

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What does clavulanic acid do when added to amoxicillin?
Amoxicillin is a semisynthetic penicillin (beta-lactam antibiotic) that is easily broken down by beta-lactamases produced by resistant bacteria. Clavulanic acid is a beta-lactam structurally related to penicillins and it inactivates some beta-lactamase enzymes thereby preventing the breakdown of amoxicillin. Clavulanic acid alone does not exert a clinically useful antibacterial effect.

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What are the side effects of clavulanic acid?
Clavulanic acid can cause hepatitis and allergy. However, since the drug is always given in combination with a beta-lactam antibiotic, there can be many side effects of this combination. Consult your doctor if you experience any side effects while using this combination.

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What are the side effects of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid combination?
Common side effects associated with the use of Amoxicillin and clavulanic acid combination are diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and mucocutaneous candidosis. Talk to your doctor in case you experience these or other side effects while taking amoxicillin and clavulanic acid combination.

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What is the dose of clavulanic acid?
The dose of clavulanic acid depends on the age of the patient and disease for which it is given. Consult your doctor for the appropriate dose, frequency, and duration of the drug.

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What is the mechanism of action of clavulanic acid?
Clavulanic acid is a beta-lactamase inhibitor. It inactivates beta-lactamase enzyme produced by some bacteria and prevents the inactivation of the antibiotic when given along with it.

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What is the molecular weight of clavulanic acid?
The molecular weight of clavulanic acid is 199.16 g/mol.

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Can clavulanic acid cause allergy?
Clavulanic acid may cause allergy but the chances of it causing an allergy is far less likely compared to the penicillins it is given along with. Consult your doctor if you have any allergic reactions while taking the drug.

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Can I take clavulanic acid with alcohol?
Clavulanic acid can be taken with alcohol. No interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor regarding its use with alcohol.

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Can clavulanic acid be taken with cefuroxime?
Fixed dose combinations of cefuroxime with clavulanic acid are available in India. However, there is not enough research to prove the efficacy and safety of cefuroxime combined with clavulanic acid.

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Can I take clavulanic acid with penicillin?
Clavulanic acid is a beta-lactamase enzyme inhibitor which is available as a fixed-dose combination penicillin antibiotics like amoxicillin and ticarcillin. It is not available for use as a single agent. Talk to your doctor for further information on the same.

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Is clavulanic acid available in combination with cefixime?
Fixed dose combinations of cefixime with clavulanic acid are available in India. However, there is not enough research to prove the efficacy and safety of cefixime combined with clavulanic acid.

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Can I take clavulanic acid with food?
Food generally does not affect the absorption of clavulanic acid. The drug can be taken with or without food. However, there is evidence that a high-fat diet may interfere with the absorption of clavulanic acid.

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Can I take amoxicillin and clavulanic acid combination with paracetamol?
Amoxicillin and clavulanic acid combination can be taken with paracetamol (acetaminophen). No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Is clavulanic acid and sulbactam same?
Sulbactam is a beta-lactamase inhibitor like clavulanic acid. They do not have any action on the bacteria. Clavulanic acid is commonly used when combined with amoxicillin and sulbactam is commonly used when combined with ampicillin. They increase the antibacterial action of these antibiotics.

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Is clavulanic acid same as dicloxacillin?
Dicloxacillin is a beta-lactam antibiotic whereas clavulanic acid is a beta-lactamase inhibitor. Dicloxacillin is not combined with clavulanic acid since it is inherently resistant to degradation by beta-lactamase enzyme and would not need any inhibitor for increasing its action.

Lactobacillus

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Is lactobacillus/Lactobacillus acidophilus vegan/ dairy free?
Some products of lactobacillus/Lactobacillus acidophilus contain dairy products and may not be suitable for vegans. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

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Is lactobacillus good or bad/pathogenic?
Lactobacillus is a group of ‘good' bacteria that provide several health benefits. It is not among the disease causing (pathogenic) bacteria

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Is lactobacillus and Lactobacillus acidophilus same?
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a species of lactobacillus bacteria. Their role as a probiotic in the maintenance of good health is the same

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Is lactobacillus gram negative?
Lactobacillus is a gram positive bacteria

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Is lactobacillus motile?
Certain species or strains of lactobacillus are motile

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Is Lactobacillus acidophilus good for yeast infections/can I take Lactobacillus acidophilus for yeast infections?
Yes. Lactobacillus has been regarded beneficial in the treatment of yeast infections of the vagina

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Can I take Lactobacillus acidophilus for bad breath?
The benefits of Lactobacillus acidophilus in improving bad breath have not been established

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How long can I take acidophilus for?
The duration of treatment with lactobacillus/Lactobacillus acidophilus depends upon the condition being treated and is decided by the doctor

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Can you take lactobacillus with antibiotics?
Concomitant use of lactobacillus with antibiotics can lower its effectiveness. Products containing lactobacillus should be taken at least 2 hours before or after antibiotics

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Does lactobacillus cause/produce gas?
Yes. Gas and bloating is a side effect of lactobacillus. In most cases these mild side effects subside with continued use

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Does lactobacillus cause UTI?
Lactobacillus is not known to cause urinary tract infections (UTI)

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Does Lactobacillus casei contain casein?
Lactobacillus casei is one of the species of lactobacillus and is used a probiotic. Some products of lactobacillus contain dairy products and may contain casein. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

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Does lactobacillus create CO2/produce alcohol?
Yes. Lactobacillus may produce carbon dioxide gas and alcohol as a part of its normal cellular process (metabolism)

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Does Lactobacillus acidophilus need to be refrigerated?
Dairy based Lactobacillus acidophilus products may need refrigeration. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand for instructions.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)