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Clavam LB Bid Dry Syrup


Your child’s medicine at a glance

Clavam LB Bid Dry Syrup is an antibiotic that helps treat bacterial infections of the ear, nose, throat, chest, lungs, teeth, skin, and urinary tract in children. It can kill the bacteria that have become resistant to other therapies and has a lesser chance of causing side effects like diarrhea.

You can give Clavam LB Bid Dry Syrup to your child with or without food. However, giving it with food helps increase absorption and decrease the risk of stomach upset. The doctor may prescribe giving it two to three times a day, depending on the type and severity of the infection, your child’s body weight, and age. So, stick to the dose, time, and way prescribed. If your child vomits within 30 minutes of taking the medicine, let the child calm down and repeat the dose. Do not double dose if it is the time for the next dose.

Clavam LB Bid Dry Syrup may cause side effects such as vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, and allergy. These side effects should resolve 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, blood disorders, birth defects, airway obstruction, lung anomaly, gastrointestinal problems, skin disorders, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. This information will assist the doctor in making dose alterations and in planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Clavam LB Bid Dry Syrup in children

Benefits of Clavam LB Bid Dry Syrup for your child

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

Clavam LB Bid Dry Syrup is a medicine given to children for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections. Clavam LB Bid Dry Syrup also treats bacterial pneumonia, which is a very common condition in children. This medicine inhibits the bacteria from multiplying, thereby arresting their growth. It is also given as an empirical therapy in conditions where the infection-causing bacteria is unknown and as a preventive (prophylactic) antibiotic therapy.

It may be given alone or along with some other medicines. Your child may start to feel better within 2 to 3 days of regular dosing. For best results, finish the full course of the medicine without stopping abruptly as doing so may lead to ineffective treatment and worsen your child’s condition.

In Treatment of Resistant 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 LB Bid Dry Syrup 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.

Side effects of Clavam LB Bid Dry Syrup in children

Clavam LB Bid Dry Syrup 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 LB

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Allergy
  • Skin rash

How can I give Clavam LB Bid Dry Syrup to my child?

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Dissolve the powder in sterile water. Shake well and use. Clavam LB Bid Dry Syrup is to be taken with food.

How Clavam LB Dry Syrup works

Clavam LB Bid Dry Syrup is an antibiotic. It has three active agents, Amoxycillin, clavulanic acid, and lactobacillus. Amoxycillin works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is essential for the survival of the bacteria. Whereas, clavulanic acid serves the special purpose of inhibiting an enzyme (beta-lactamase) that is produced by resistant bacteria. While these two medicines treat your child’s infection, they may upset your child’s digestive system by killing healthy gut bacteria due to the prolonged intake of this medicine. The third agent, lactobacillus helps prevent side effects such as diarrhea by restoring the balance of healthy bacteria in your child’s gut.

Safety advice

Kidney
CAUTION
Clavam LB Bid Dry Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Clavam LB Bid Dry Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Clavam LB Bid Dry Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Clavam LB Bid Dry Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if I forget to give Clavam LB Bid Dry Syrup 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.

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Quick tips

  • Your child may have a bitter taste in the mouth after the intake of Clavam LB Bid Dry Syrup. Eating citrus fruit or sipping plenty of water or fruit juice may help.
  • 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.
  • Never share your child’s medicine with anyone else even if they show similar symptoms.
  • Never self-medicate at home. Always consult the doctor before giving any medicine to your child.
  • Do not give Clavam LB Bid Dry Syrup to treat the 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.
  • Stop Clavam LB Bid Dry Syrup immediately if your child develops an itchy rash, facial swelling, or breathing difficulty. Report to the doctor without any delay.

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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
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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
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Internal Medicine
Consult doctor in your area for proper evaluation Complete 5days course of clavam Tab dolo 650mg for pain and fever
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FAQs

Q. Can I give a higher than the recommended dose of Clavam LB Bid Dry Syrup 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 other medicines be given at the same time as Clavam LB Bid Dry Syrup?

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

Q. Can I stop giving Clavam LB Bid Dry Syrup 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 I get my child vaccinated while on treatment with Clavam LB Bid Dry Syrup?

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 LB Bid Dry Syrup 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. 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.

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