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Curam 200 mg/28.5 mg Suspension


Overview

Introduction

Curam 200 mg/28.5 mg Suspension is a combination of two antibiotics. It is prescribed to treat various types of bacterial infections such as infections of respiratory tract, genitourinary tract, skin, bone, and tooth. It treats the infection and prevents further infections by killing the microorganisms.

Curam 200 mg/28.5 mg Suspension is a prescription medicine. It can be taken with food. Take the medicine in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. The treatment should not be interrupted without consulting your doctor, this may affect the potency of the medicine.

Some of the side effects of Curam 200 mg/28.5 mg Suspension are nausea, sleepiness, loss of appetite, etc. You may also feel dizzy, thus it is advised not to drive or operate machinery. To overcome dizziness you should drink plenty of fluid. If any of the side effects get aggravated, contact your doctor immediately. In cases of severe liver or kidney disease, consult your doctor before you start with the treatment.

Uses of Curam Suspension

Curam Suspension side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How to use Curam Suspension

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Curam 200 mg/28.5 mg Suspension is to be taken with food.
This will help to avoid stomach upset.

How Curam Suspension works

Curam 200 mg/28.5 mg Suspension is a combination of two medicines: Amoxycillin and Clavulanic Acid. Amoxycillin is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria. Clavulanic Acid is a beta-lactamase inhibitor which reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Amoxycillin against bacteria.

Curam Suspension related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Curam 200 mg/28.5 mg Suspension. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Curam 200 mg/28.5 mg Suspension is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Curam 200 mg/28.5 mg Suspension is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Curam 200 mg/28.5 mg Suspension may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Curam 200 mg/28.5 mg Suspension may cause side effects such as allergic reactions, dizziness or fits that may make you unfit to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Curam 200 mg/28.5 mg Suspension should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Curam 200 mg/28.5 mg Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of this medicine is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Curam 200 mg/28.5 mg Suspension should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Curam 200 mg/28.5 mg Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is recommended while you are taking this medicine

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed this combination medicine to treat bacterial infections even if they have developed resistance. 
  • Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Taking probiotics along with Curam 200 mg/28.5 mg Suspension may help. Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.
  • Take it with food and plenty of fluids to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Stop taking Curam 200 mg/28.5 mg Suspension and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.
  • Do not use leftover medicine for treating any infection in the future. Always consult your doctor before taking any antibiotic.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Curam

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Child Specialist
Hello, Cefixime is a third generation cephalosporin, an antibiotic used in specific bacterial infections. For fever you must use antipyretics like paracetamol to decrease the temperature. Antibiotic is only to be started if bacterial infection is suspected. Do visit a pediatrician for clinical examination of your child.
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Infertility
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FAQs

Q. Can Curam cause allergic reaction?

Yes, Curam can cause an allergic reaction and is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to penicillins. Get emergency medical help if you have any signs of allergic reaction: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Curam?

The use of Curam is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to penicillins or any other excipient. It should not be used in patients with the history of liver disease.

Q. Can the use of Curam cause contraceptive failure?

Yes, the use of Curam can lower the efficacy of birth control pills. Ask your doctor about using some other methods of contraception (such as a condom, diaphragm, spermicide) while you are taking Curam.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of Curam?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Curam can increase the risks side effects. Curam 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. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Curam?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. What is Curam?

Curam is a combination of two medicines: Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid. This is used for the treatment of bacterial infection by killing the harmful bacteria that cause infection. It is used for the treatment of bacterial infections, for eg. tonsillitis, sinusitis, otitis media, respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, boils, abscesses, cellulitis, wound infection, osteomyelitis, and dentoalveolar infections.

Q. Is it safe to use Curam?

Curam is safe to use when taken as advised by the doctor. However, in some patients it may cause common side effects like diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, rash, allergic reaction and other uncommon or rare side effects. If you experience any persistent problem while taking this medicine, inform your doctor as soon as possible.

Q. Can I stop taking Curam when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Curam before completing the full course of the treatment, even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured. So, it is important to take this medicine for the duration advised by the doctor.

Q. Can the use of Curam cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Curam can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic and it kills the harmful bacteria, however, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. In case you experience diarrhea, 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 take any other medicine without consulting a doctor.

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