Medicine Overview of Loclav Tablet
Side Effects of Loclav are Rash, Vomiting, Allergic reaction, Nausea, Diarrhoea.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Loclav -625 Tablet is to be taken with food.
This will help to avoid stomach upset.
Loclav -625 Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Amoxicillin and Clavulanic Acid. Amoxicillin 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 Amoxicillin against bacteria.
In Depth Information on Loclav Tablet
Loclav Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Loclav -625 Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Loclav -625 Tablet is safe to use during lactation.
Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Loclav -625 Tablet may cause side effects such as allergic reactions, dizziness or fits that may make you unfit to drive.
Loclav -625 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Loclav -625 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of this medicine is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Loclav -625 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Loclav -625 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is recommended while you are taking this medicine
Frequently asked questions about Loclav Tablet
Q. Can Loclav cause allergic reaction?
Yes, Loclav can cause an allergic reaction and is contraindicated in 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 Loclav?
The use of Loclav is contraindicated in 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 Loclav cause contraceptive failure?
Yes, the use of Loclav can lower the efficacy of birth control pills. Ask your doctor about using some other methods of contraception (such as a condom, diaphragm, spermicide) along with while you are taking Loclav.
Q. Can I take a higher dose of Loclav than recommended?
No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Loclav can lead to increased side effects. Loclav 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.
Yes, Loclav does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Loclav after the expiry date.
Loclav 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 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 Loclav?
Loclav 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. Inform your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medicine.
Q. Can I stop taking Loclav when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Loclav before you finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. So, it is important to take this medicine for the duration as advised by the doctor.
Q. Can the use of Loclav cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Loclav 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 you have persistent diarrhea and 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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