Q. Can Claventin cause allergic reaction?
Yes. Claventin can cause allergic reaction and is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to Penicillins. Get emergency medical help if you have any of the signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Claventin?
The use of Claventin is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to Penicillins or any other excipient. It should not be used in patients with previous history of liver damage associated with Claventin.
Q. Can I take oral contraceptive pills while taking Claventin?
No. Claventin 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 Claventin.
Q. Can I take a higher dose of this medicine than recommended?
No, taking higher than recommended dose of Claventin can lead to increased side effects. Claventin 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. Does Claventin expire?
Yes, Claventin does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Claventin after the expiry date.
Claventin is a combination of two medicines: Amoxacillin and Clavulanic acid. This medication is used to treat or prevent bacterial infection. This medication works by killing the harmful bacteria that cause infection.
Q. Is it safe to use Claventin?
Claventin is safe to in most of the patients; However, in some patients it may cause some unwanted side effects like diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, rash, allergic reaction and other uncommon or rare side effects. Inform the doctor as soon as possible if the patient is experiencing any persistent problem due to the medication.
Q. Can I stop taking Claventin when my symptoms are relieved?
No. Take Claventin for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may increase your risk of further infection.
Q. Can the use of Claventin cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Claventin can cause diarrhea. Antibiotics can kill good, or helpful, bacteria in your stomach or intestine and cause diarrhea. In case, you experience diarrhea, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Talk to your doctor if you have persistent diarrhea and any signs of dehydration like less urination with dark coloured and strong-smelling urine. Do not take any other medicines without consulting a doctor.