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Polyclav DS 400mg/57mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Polyclav DS 400mg/57mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Polyclav DS Tablet

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Uses of Polyclav DS Tablet

Polyclav DS 400mg/57mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
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Polyclav DS Tablet side effects

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Side Effects of Polyclav DS are Rash, Vomiting, Allergic reaction, Nausea, Diarrhoea.

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How to use Polyclav DS 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. Polyclav DS 400mg/57mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
This will help to avoid stomach upset.

How Polyclav DS Tablet works

Polyclav DS 400mg/57mg 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 Polyclav DS Tablet

Polyclav DS Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Polyclav DS Tablet
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Polyclav DS 400mg/57mg 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Polyclav DS 400mg/57mg 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.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Polyclav DS 400mg/57mg Tablet may cause side effects such as allergic reactions, dizziness or fits that may make you unfit to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Polyclav DS 400mg/57mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Polyclav DS 400mg/57mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of this medicine is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Polyclav DS 400mg/57mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Polyclav DS 400mg/57mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is recommended while you are taking this medicine

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Polyclav DS Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Polyclav DS Tablet

Q. Can Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid cause allergic reaction?
Yes. Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid can cause 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: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid?
The use of Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to Penicillins or any other excipient. It should not be used in patients with previous history of liver damage associated with Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid.
Q. Can I take oral contraceptive pills while taking Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid?
No. Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using a non-hormone method of birth control (such as a condom, diaphragm, spermicide) to prevent pregnancy while taking Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid.
Q. Can I take a higher dose of this medicine than recommended?
No, taking higher than recommended dose of Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid can lead to increased side effects. Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid 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 Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid expire?
Yes, Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid after the expiry date.
Q. What is Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid?
Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid is a combination of two medicines: Amoxacillin and Clavulanic acid. This medication is used to treat or prevent bacterial infection. This medication works by killing the harmful bacteria that cause infection.
Q. Is it safe to use Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid?
Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid is safe to in most of the patients; However, in some patients it may cause some unwanted side effects like diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, rash, allergic reaction and other uncommon or rare side effects. Inform the doctor as soon as possible if the patient is experiencing any persistent problem due to the medication.
Q. Can I stop taking Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid when my symptoms are relieved?
No. Take Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may increase your risk of further infection.
Q. Can the use of Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid can cause diarrhea. Antibiotics can kill good, or helpful, bacteria in your stomach or intestine and cause 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 urination with dark coloured and strong-smelling urine. Do not take any other medicines without consulting a doctor.

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