Author Details
Written By
BDS
Reviewed By
MBA, MD Pharmacology
Last updated
22 Mar 2024 | 03:25 PM (IST)

We provide you with authentic, trustworthy and relevant information

Want to know more

Have issue with the content?

Report Problem

Clavam DT Tablet

Prescription Required
arrow
arrow

Your child’s medicine at a glance

Clavam DT Tablet is an antibiotic medicine that helps treat bacterial infections of the ear, nose, throat, chest, lungs, teeth, skin, and urinary tract. It is capable of killing bacteria that have become resistant to other therapies and thus also helps treat tuberculosis that is resistant to other treatments.

You can give Clavam DT Tablet to your child with or without food. It is better to give it with food as that helps increase absorption and decrease the risk of stomach upset. The doctor may prescribe giving it two to three times a day. Medicine dose depends on the severity of the infection, its type, and your child’s body weight and age. So, stick to the dose, time, and way prescribed. If your child vomits the medicine within 30 minutes of intake, let the child calm down and repeat the dose. Do not double dose if it's the time for the next dose.

Clavam DT Tablet may cause vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, and allergy. These side effects should diminish on their own. But, in case they persist or start bothering your child, you must not delay speaking to your child’s doctor.

Share your child’s entire medical history with the doctor, including any previous episode of allergy, heart problem, a blood disorder, birth defects, airway obstruction, lung anomaly, gastrointestinal problem, skin disorder, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. This information will assist the doctor in making dose alterations and in planning your child’s overall treatment.

Benefits of Clavam DT Tablet for your child

In Treatment of Resistance Tuberculosis (TB)

In multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis, the causative bacteria produce an enzyme called beta-lactamase. This enzyme breaks down the antibiotics and makes them ineffective. As a result, the bacteria become resistant to the antibiotic being used for treatment. Clavam DT Tablet comprises two active ingredients, amoxycillin and clavulanic acid. While clavulanic acid stops the enzyme from rendering amoxycillin ineffective, amoxycillin works towards killing the tuberculosis-causing bacteria. This makes the combination of amoxycillin and clavulanic acid an effective treatment for resistant tuberculosis.

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

Clavam DT Tablet contains two different medicines, Amoxycillin and Clavulanic Acid, that work together to kill the bacteria that cause infections. Amoxycillin works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Clavulanic Acid reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Amoxycillin against bacteria.

This combination medicine can be used to treat many different bacterial infections such as ear, sinus, throat, lung, urinary tract, skin, teeth, joints, and bones. It usually makes you feel better within a few days, but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.

Side effects of Clavam DT Tablet in children

Clavam DT Tablet does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of Clavam

  • Abdominal pain
  • Allergy
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Mucocutaneous candidiasis

How can I give Clavam DT Tablet to my child?

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Dissolve it in a glass of water before taking it. Clavam DT Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Clavam Tablet DT works

Clavam DT Tablet is an antibiotic. It has two active agents, amoxycillin and clavulanic acid. Amoxycillin works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) essential for the survival of the bacteria. Whereas, clavulanic acid serves a special purpose of inhibiting an enzyme (beta-lactamase) that is produced by resistant bacteria. This makes the combination of amoxycillin and clavulanic acid an effective line of treatment for many types of infections.

Safety advice

Kidney
CAUTION
Clavam DT Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Clavam DT Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
The dose also needs to be reduced in neonates and infants due to incompletely developed renal function.
Liver
CAUTION
Clavam DT Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Clavam DT Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is recommended while you are taking this medicine

What if I forget to give Clavam DT Tablet to my child?

You can give the missed dose as soon as you remember unless advised otherwise by the doctor. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for the next dose. Do not give a double dose to catch up and follow the prescribed dosing schedule.

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Clavam DT Tablet
₹16.2/Tablet DT
₹19.6/tablet dt
21% costlier
Mega-CV Kid Tablet DT
Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
₹12.9/tablet dt
20% cheaper
Moxclav BD Distab 228.5 Tablet
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
₹15/tablet dt
7% cheaper
Moxbro-CV 200 mg/28.5 mg Tablet DT
DWD Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹6.29/tablet dt
61% cheaper
Bactoclav - DT Tablet
Micro Labs Ltd
₹12.9/tablet dt
20% cheaper

Quick tips

  • Your child must complete the entire course of antibiotics. Stopping too soon may cause the bacteria to multiply again, become resistant, or cause another infection.
  • Your child may have a bitter taste in the mouth after the intake of Clavam DT Tablet. Eating citrus fruit or sipping plenty of water or fruit juice may help.
  • Encourage your child to drink plenty of water in case diarrhea develops as a side effect.
  • Never give Clavam DT Tablet until and unless prescribed by the doctor. You must also never share your child’s medicine with anyone else even if they show similar symptoms.
  • Do not give Clavam DT Tablet to treat common cold and flu-like symptoms caused by viruses.
  • Never save medicine for future illnesses. It cannot be said whether the same medicine will work on future infections.
  • Check ‘expiry’ before giving Clavam DT Tablet to your child. Immediately discard all the expired medicines.
  • Stop Clavam DT Tablet immediately if your child develops an itchy rash, facial swelling, or breathing difficulty. Report to the doctor without any delay. 

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES

Patient concerns

arrow
He is suffering from dry cough, for which he got high fever. And has given clavam forte & triump syrup, is that ok for the child
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
Clavam and trump can be given in fever with cough
Since Friday nyt I was suffering from.cold and running nose. Then Saturday morning I had fever and body pain, nauseating and headache. I m having crocin and clavam
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Consult doctor in your area for proper evaluation Complete 5days course of clavam Tab dolo 650mg for pain and fever
arrow

User feedback


FAQs

Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Clavam DT Tablet?

Clavam DT Tablet can sometimes interact with other medicines or substances. Tell your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Clavam DT Tablet. Also, check with your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.

Q. Can I get my child vaccinated while on treatment with Clavam DT Tablet?

Antibiotics usually do not interfere with the ingredients in vaccines or cause a bad reaction in a child who has just been vaccinated. However, children taking antibiotics should not get vaccinated until they recover from the illness. As soon as your child feels better, the vaccine can be given.

Q. Which lab tests may my child undergo while taking Clavam DT Tablet on a long-term basis?

With prolonged therapy, the doctor may monitor kidney and liver function tests periodically to keep a check on your child’s condition.

Q. Can I give a higher than the recommended dose of Clavam DT Tablet to my child?

No, giving a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine can increase the risks of side effects. If your child experiences increased severity of symptoms, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Can I stop giving Clavam DT Tablet to my child when the symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop giving this medicine to your child unless the full course of the treatment is complete, even if you feel better. The symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured. Hence, continue giving the medicine for the due course as it may still be showing beneficial effects.

Q. Can the use of Clavam DT Tablet cause diarrhea?

Yes, Clavam DT Tablet may cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic that kills harmful bacteria. In addition to that, the medicine may also affect the helpful bacteria in your child’s stomach and cause diarrhea. In case of diarrhea, encourage your child to 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 give any other medicine to your child without consulting a doctor.

Q. Do all viral common colds result in secondary bacterial infection?

Most of the time, bacterial infections do not follow viral infections. In fact, giving antibiotics in viral infection can increase your child’s risk of developing side effects. So, use antibiotics only after consulting with your child’s doctor.

Q. The mucus coming out of my child’s nose is yellow-green. Is it a sign of a bacterial infection?

Yellow or green mucus in the nose does not mean that antibiotics are needed. During a common cold, it is normal for mucus to thicken up and change from clear to yellow or green. Symptoms often last for 7-10 days.

Q. Is there any sign which shows that my child needs immediate medical attention?

You must call your child’s doctor right away if your child experiences serious allergic reactions (breathing problems, skin rashes), gastrointestinal infections (diarrhea), and liver damage (weakness, paleness, vomiting). Though rare, these side effects are serious and need an expert’s attention.

Want to share the information?

Disclaimer:

Tata 1mg's sole intention is to ensure that its consumers get information that is expert-reviewed, accurate and trustworthy. However, the information contained herein should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of a qualified physician. The information provided here is for informational purposes only. This may not cover everything about particular health conditions, lab tests, medicines, all possible side effects, drug interactions, warnings, alerts, etc. Please consult your doctor and discuss all your queries related to any disease or medicine. We intend to support, not replace, the doctor-patient relationship.

References

  1. National Health Service. Co-amoxiclav. [Accesses 13 Jan. 2021] (online) Available from:External Link

Marketer details

Name: Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Address: Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
Country of origin: India
Expires on or after: July, 2024

A licensed vendor partner from your nearest location will deliver Clavam DT Tablet. Once the pharmacy accepts your order, the details of the pharmacy will be shared with you. Acceptance of your order is based on the validity of your doctor's ℞ and the availability of this medicine.

In case of any issues, contact us

Email ID: [email protected]
Address: 5th Floor Tower - B of the Presidency Building, 46/4 Mehrauli Gurgaon Road, Sector 14, Gurugram, Haryana-122001, India

137.7167Get 18% OFF
131.22+ free shipping withCare Plan Logo
Inclusive of all taxes
This offer price is valid on your first order above ₹999. Apply coupon TATA1MGNEW on the cart. Max. coupon discount is ₹280. T&C apply.
10.0 tablet dt in 1 strip
Add to cart
Cash on delivery available
Earliest delivery by Wednesday, 17 April
Delivering to:
110020, New DelhiDown Arrow Icon

Additional offers

Amazon Pay Later: Pay with Amazon Pay Later on Tata 1mg for Rs. 499 and more and earn cashback up to Rs. 500 with minimum cashback of Rs. 50. Offer ends 30th April'24.
Show more show_more

INDIA’S LARGEST HEALTHCARE PLATFORM

260m+
Visitors
31m+
Orders Delivered
1800+
Cities
Get the link to download App
Reliable

All products displayed on Tata 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies. All labs listed on the platform are accredited

Secure

Tata 1mg uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption and is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant

Affordable

Find affordable medicine substitutes, save up to 50% on health products, up to 80% off on lab tests and free doctor consultations.

LegitScript approved
India's only LegitScript and ISO/ IEC 27001 certified online healthcare platform

Know more about Tata 1mgdownArrow

Access medical and health information

Tata 1mg provides you with medical information which is curated, written and verified by experts, accurate and trustworthy. Our experts create high-quality content about medicines, diseases, lab investigations, Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products, Ayurvedic herbs/ingredients, and alternative remedies.

Order medicines online

Get free medicine home delivery in over 1800 cities across India. You can also order Ayurvedic, Homeopathic and other Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products. Your safety is our top priority. All products displayed on Tata 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies.

Book lab tests

Book any lab tests and preventive health packages from certified labs and get tested from the comfort of your home. Enjoy free home sample collection, view reports online and consult a doctor online for free.

Consult a doctor online

Got a health query? Consult doctors online from the comfort of your home for free. Chat privately with our registered medical specialists to connect directly with verified doctors. Your privacy is guaranteed.