Medicine Overview of Mediclav M Tablet
Mediclav M 500mg/125mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
. It is used for the short-term treatment of bacterial infection eg. tonsillitis, sinusitis, otitis media, acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, lobar and bronchopneumonia, cystitis, urethritis, pyelonephritis, boils, abscesses, cellulitis, wound infection, osteomyelitis, dentoalveolar abscess.
Side Effects of Mediclav M 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. Mediclav M 500mg/125mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
This will help to avoid stomach upset.
Mediclav M 500mg/125mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Amoxicillin and Potassium Clavulanate. Amoxicillin is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria. Potassium Clavulanate is a beta-lactamase inhibitor which reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Amoxicillin against bacteria.
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Mediclav M Tablet related warnings
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Mediclav M 500mg/125mg Tablet.
Mediclav M 500mg/125mg 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.
Mediclav M 500mg/125mg 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.
Mediclav M 500mg/125mg Tablet can have side effects and the symptoms (such as allergic reactions, dizziness and convulsions) may make you unfit to drive.
Mediclav M 500mg/125mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Mediclav M 500mg/125mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of this medicine is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Mediclav M 500mg/125mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Mediclav M 500mg/125mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advised while you are taking this medicine.
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Frequently asked questions about Mediclav M Tablet
Q. Can the use of Mediclav m affect the efficacy of oral contraceptive pills?
Yes, use of Mediclav m 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 Mediclav m.
Mediclav m is a combination of two medicines: Amoxacillin and Potassium Clavulanate. This is used for the treatment of bacterial infection by killing the harmful bacteria that cause infection. It is used for the short-term treatment of bacterial infection 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 Mediclav m?
Mediclav m 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 Mediclav m when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Mediclav m 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 Mediclav m cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Mediclav m can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic and 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.
Q. Can the use of name cause an allergic reaction?
Yes, Mediclav m can cause an 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 like hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Mediclav m?
The use of Mediclav m 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 I take a higher dose of Mediclav m than recommended?
No, taking higher than recommended dose of Mediclav m can lead to increased side effects. Mediclav m 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 Mediclav m expire?
Yes, Mediclav m does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Mediclav m after the expiry date.
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