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PRESSCLAV TABLET

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Composition for PRESSCLAV

Amoxicillin(125 mg),Clavulanic Acid(NA)

food interaction for PRESSCLAV

alcohol interaction for PRESSCLAV

pregnancy interaction for PRESSCLAV

lactation interaction for PRESSCLAV

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Pressclav tablet with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pressclav 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.
PROBABLY SAFE
Pressclav tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for PRESSCLAV

Amoxicillin(125 mg)

Uses

Amoxicillin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Amoxicillin is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.

Common side effects

Nausea, Allergic reaction, Diarrhoea, Headache, Rash, Stomach pain, Vaginal itching, Vaginal discharge, Vomiting
Clavulanic Acid(NA)

Uses

Clavulanic Acid is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Clavulanic acid belongs to a group of medicines called beta-lactamase inhibitors. It blocks the activity of a chemical (beta-lactamase), which is secreted by bacteria to protect themselves from antibiotic drugs like amoxicillin, thereby allowing the antibiotics to act against the bacteria. It does not kill bacteria and is never used alone to treat infections.

Common side effects

Diarrhoea, Indigestion, Rash, Itching, Vomiting

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Expert advice for PRESSCLAV

  • Do not take this drug if you are allergic to amoxicillin or penicillin.
  • Take the medicine with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • You may have loose stools while taking this drug. It gets better after finishing the course, If it worsens consult your doctor.
  • Amoxicillin 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 this medicine. 
  • Space the doses evenly during the day, at least 4 hours apart.
  • Keep taking amoxicillin until the treatment is finished, even if you feel better.
  • Do not take amoxicillin for more than 2 weeks or two doses in 1 hour.
  • Tell your doctor that you are taking amoxicillin before you go through urine or blood tests for liver function test.
  • Consult your doctor before taking amoxicillin if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

Frequently asked questions for PRESSCLAV

Amoxicillin

Q.Does amoxicillin act against anaerobic bacteria?
Amoxicillin is active against aerobic as well as anaerobic bacterial infections

Q.Does amoxicillin cause yeast infections?
Amoxicillin is a broad spectrum antibiotic and hence with prolonged use may also kill helpful bacteria in the body that keep the body’s yeast population in check, thereby causing yeast infections

Q.Can I take amoxicillin for sore throat, cold, cough, flu, food poisoning, pseudomonas infection or virus infections?
Amoxicillin is only effective against bacterial infections not viruses. Food poisoning (due to Salmonella), pseudomonas infections, as well as sore throat, cold and cough caused due to bacteria can be treated with amoxicillin

Q.Does amoxicillin cause constipation, drowsiness or headache?
No. Amoxicillin does not cause constipation, drowsiness or headache. However, consult your doctor if you experience such side effects

Q.How long does novamoxin take to work?
Anywhere between one to seven days but it depends on the type of infection and its severity

Q.Is novamoxin gluten free?
Novamoxin, which contains amoxicillin, is gluten free.

Clavulanic Acid

Q.Is antibiotic + clavulanic acid combination effective against STD, MRSA, or pseudomonas infections?
It is effective against sexually transmitted diseases (STD) caused by bacteria and pseudomonas infections, but weakly effective against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections (MRSA)

Q.Is amoxicillin + clavulanic acid (Augmentin) safe in G6PD deficiency?
There are no confirmed studies about the safety of amoxicillin + clavulanic acid (Augmentin) in G6PD deficiency. Consult your doctor before use

Q.Is amoxicillin + clavulanic acid (Augmentin) nephrotoxic?
If taken in appropriate dosage as prescribed by the doctor, Augmentin is not nephrotoxic

Q.Does amoxicillin + clavulanic acid (Augmentin) contain sulfa?
No, amoxicillin + clavulanic acid (Augmentin) does not contain sulfa

Q.Does amoxicillin + clavulanic acid (Augmentin) make you drowsy or tired?
No, amoxicillin + clavulanic acid (Augmentin) does not make you drowsy or tired if taken as prescribed

Q.Can amoxicillin + clavulanic acid be taken with Nyquil, Xanax, Vyvanse, Mucinex or Azithromycin?
There are either weak or no reported interactions with above mentioned drugs with amoxicillin + clavulanic acid. Please consult your doctor before changing any medication.

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Content on this page was last updated on 19 September, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)