Medicine Overview of Occlav Dry Syrup
Side Effects of Occlav are Rash, Vomiting, Allergic reaction, Nausea, Diarrhoea.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Dissolve the powder in sterile water. Shake well and use. Occlav 200 mg/28.5 mg Dry Syrup is to be taken with food.
This will help to avoid stomach upset.
Occlav 200 mg/28.5 mg Dry Syrup 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 Occlav Dry Syrup
Occlav Dry Syrup related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Occlav 200 mg/28.5 mg Dry Syrup 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.
Occlav 200 mg/28.5 mg Dry Syrup 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.
Occlav 200 mg/28.5 mg Dry Syrup may cause side effects such as allergic reactions, dizziness or fits that may make you unfit to drive.
Occlav 200 mg/28.5 mg Dry Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Occlav 200 mg/28.5 mg Dry Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of this medicine is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Occlav 200 mg/28.5 mg Dry Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Occlav 200 mg/28.5 mg Dry Syrup 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 Occlav Dry Syrup
Q. Can Occlav cause allergic reaction?
Yes, Occlav 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 Occlav?
The use of Occlav 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 Occlav cause contraceptive failure?
Yes, the use of Occlav 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 Occlav.
Q. Can I take a higher dose of Occlav than recommended?
No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Occlav can lead to increased side effects. Occlav 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, Occlav does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Occlav after the expiry date.
Occlav 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 Occlav?
Occlav 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 Occlav when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Occlav 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 Occlav cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Occlav 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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