Home>drugs by ailments>Bacterial infections>amoxycillin + clavulanic acid

Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid

Information about Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid

Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid Uses

Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is indicated for short-term treatment of bacterial infections of respiratory tract, genito-urinary tract, skin, bone, and tooth among others.

How Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid works

Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid 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.

Common side effects of Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid

Vomiting, Nausea, Diarrhea
CONTENT DETAILS
Written By
BDS
Reviewed By
MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
Last updated:
07 Aug 2020 | 07:08 AM (UTC)
Want to know more?
Read Our Editorial Policy

Available Medicine for Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid

AugmentinGlaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
60 to ₹4979 variant(s)
ClavamAlkem Laboratories Ltd
56 to ₹48414 variant(s)
Moxikind-CVMankind Pharma Ltd
56 to ₹1748 variant(s)
MoxclavSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
49 to ₹39418 variant(s)
AdventCipla Ltd
55 to ₹20013 variant(s)
Mega-CVAristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
58 to ₹18513 variant(s)
AugpenZuventus Healthcare Ltd
41 to ₹39612 variant(s)
Mox CVSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
60 to ₹3948 variant(s)
ClampDr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
14 to ₹2699 variant(s)
SensiclavMacleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
50 to ₹15110 variant(s)

Expert advice for Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid

  • 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 Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid 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 Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid 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.

Frequently asked questions for Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid

Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid

Q. What is Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid?

Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid is a combination of two medicines: Amoxycillin and Clavulanic acid. It is used to treat bacterial infections like, tonsillitis, sinusitis, otitis media, respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, boils, abscesses, cellulitis, wound infection, bone infection, and oral cavity infections. The medicine works by killing the harmful bacteria that cause infections.

Q. Is it safe to use Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid?

Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid 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 during the course of your treatment, inform your doctor as soon as possible.

Q. Are there any specific cautions associated with the use of Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid?

The use of Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to penicillins or any other ingredient of the medicine. It should not be used in patients with a history of liver disease. Therefore, inform your doctor if you are allergic to any medicines.

Q. Can the use of Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid cause contraceptive failure?

Yes, the use of Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid can lower the efficacy of birth control pills. Consult your doctor and seek advice regarding the use of other methods of contraception (e.g., condom, diaphragm, spermicide) while you are taking Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid can increase the risks of side effects. Amoxycillin + 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. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid?

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 off the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Can I stop taking Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid before completing the full course of the treatment, even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured. Hence, continue taking the medicine for the due course as the medicine may still be showing beneficial effects.

Q. Can Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid cause an allergic reaction?

Yes, Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid 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 like hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat.

Q. Can the use of Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. In addition to that, the medicine may affect the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine as well and cause 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.

INDIA’S LARGEST HEALTHCARE PLATFORM

150M+
Visitors
25M+
Orders Delivered
1000+
Cities
Get the link to download App
Reliable

All products displayed on 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies. All labs listed on the platform are accredited

Secure

1mg uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption and is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant

Affordable

Find affordable medicine substitutes, save up to 50% on health products, up to 80% off on lab tests and free doctor consultations.

India's only LegitScript and ISO/IEC 27001 certified online healthcare platform
Know More About 1mgdownArrow
Access medical and health information

1mg provides you with medical information which is curated, written and verified by experts, accurate and trustworthy. Our experts create high-quality content about medicines, diseases, lab investigations, Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products, Ayurvedic herbs/ingredients, and alternative remedies.

Order medicines online

Get free medicine home delivery in over 1000 cities across India. You can also order Ayurvedic, Homeopathic and other Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products. Your safety is our top priority. All products displayed on 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies.

Book lab tests

Book any lab tests and preventive health packages from certified labs and get tested from the comfort of your home. Enjoy free home sample collection, view reports online and consult a doctor online for free.

Consult a doctor online

Got a health query? Consult doctors online from the comfort of your home for free. Chat privately with our registered medical specialists to connect directly with verified doctors. Your privacy is guaranteed.