Medicine Overview of Penom Clav Syrup
Penom Clav Syrup 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 Penom Clav 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. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Penom Clav Syrup is to be taken with food.
This will help to avoid stomach upset.
Penom Clav Syrup 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.
In Depth Information on Penom Clav Syrup
Penom Clav Syrup related warnings
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Penom Clav Syrup.
Penom Clav 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.
Penom Clav 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.
Penom Clav Syrup can have side effects and the symptoms (such as allergic reactions, dizziness and convulsions) may make you unfit to drive.
Penom Clav Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Penom Clav Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of this medicine is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Penom Clav Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Penom Clav Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advised while you are taking this medicine.
Frequently asked questions about Penom Clav Syrup
Q. Can the use of Penom clav affect the efficacy of oral contraceptive pills?
Yes, use of Penom clav 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 Penom clav.
Penom clav 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 Penom clav?
Penom clav 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 Penom clav when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Penom clav 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 Penom clav cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Penom clav 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, Penom clav 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 Penom clav?
The use of Penom clav 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 Penom clav than recommended?
No, taking higher than recommended dose of Penom clav can lead to increased side effects. Penom clav 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 Penom clav expire?
Yes, Penom clav does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Penom clav after the expiry date.
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