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Overview

Introduction

Moxclav 228.5mg Tablet is a penicillin-type of antibiotic that helps your body fight infections caused by bacteria. It is used to treat infections of the lungs (e.g., pneumonia), ear, nasal sinus, urinary tract, skin and soft tissue. It will not work for viral infections such as the common cold.

Moxclav 228.5mg Tablet is best taken with a meal to reduce the chance of a stomach upset. You should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you to remember to take it. The dose will depend on what you are being treated for, but you should always complete a full course of this antibiotic as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking it until you have finished, even when you feel better. If you stop taking it early, some bacteria may survive and the infection may come back or worsen.

The most common side effects of this medicine include vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea. These are usually mild but let your doctor know if they bother you or will not go away.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you are allergic to any antibiotics or have any kidney or liver problems. You should also let your healthcare team know about all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. This medicine is generally regarded as safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding if prescribed by a doctor.

Uses of Moxclav Tablet

Side effects of Moxclav Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Moxclav

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.

How to use Moxclav Tablet

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. Moxclav 228.5mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Moxclav Tablet works

Moxclav 228.5mg Tablet 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Moxclav 228.5mg Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Moxclav 228.5mg Tablet 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Moxclav 228.5mg Tablet 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
Moxclav 228.5mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Moxclav 228.5mg Tablet may cause side effects such as allergic reactions, dizziness or fits that may make you unfit to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Moxclav 228.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Moxclav 228.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of this medicine is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Moxclav 228.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Moxclav 228.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is recommended while you are taking this medicine

What if you forget to take Moxclav Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Moxclav 228.5mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • 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 Moxclav 228.5mg Tablet 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 Moxclav 228.5mg Tablet 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

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Cold from 1 month ,nose drain heavily 5Taking antibiotics moxclav" 457mg"
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
Hi kindly massage by til oil on daily basis long with your treatment
I'm taking moxclav 625 for tongue infection. But now I feel itching very hardly. I read it is a side effect of moxclav. Can you advice what to do to avoid or reduce itching.
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Stop this medicine and take tab Lecope one tab a day x 3 days
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FAQs

Q. Can Moxclav cause allergic reaction?

Yes, Moxclav can cause an allergic reaction. It 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 cautions associated with the use of Moxclav?

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

Q. Can the use of Moxclav cause contraceptive failure?

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

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

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Moxclav can increase the risks of side effects. Moxclav 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 Moxclav?

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 Moxclav?

Moxclav 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 example, tonsillitis, sinusitis, otitis media, respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, boils, abscesses, cellulitis, wound infection, bone infection, and oral cavity infections.

Q. Is it safe to use Moxclav?

Moxclav 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 Moxclav when my symptoms are relieved?

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

Q. Can the use of Moxclav cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Moxclav can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. In addition to that, 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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References

  1. Amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium. Research Triangle Park, North Carolina: GlaxoSmithKline. [Accessed 25 Jan. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Amoxicillin and clavulanic acid. Mayenne, France: Glaxo Wellcome Production; 2017. [Accessed 01 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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