Cefuroxime + Clavulanic Acid is a combination of two medicines: Cefuroxime + Clavulanic Acid1 and Cefuroxime + Clavulanic Acid2. Cefuroxime + Clavulanic Acid1 is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria in the human body. Cefuroxime + Clavulanic Acid2 is a beta-lactamase inhibitor which blocks the action of enzymes produced by bacteria to inactivate Cefuroxime + Clavulanic Acid1. Addition of Cefuroxime + Clavulanic Acid2 reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Cefuroxime + Clavulanic Acid1 against bacteria.
Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Covatil CV 500 Tablet?
Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
Q. Can Covatil CV 500 Tablet be used to treat viral infections?
No, Covatil CV 500 Tablet is only indicated to treat bacterial infections. It does not treat viral infections such as common cold, flu.
Q. What are the contraindications associated with the use of Covatil CV 500 Tablet?
The use of Covatil CV 500 Tablet should be avoided in patients with known allergy to any constituents of this medicine. Inform your doctor about your medical history before taking this medicine to avoid any side effects.
Q. Can the use of Covatil CV 500 Tablet cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Covatil CV 500 Tablet can cause diarrhea. Antibiotics can kill good, or helpful bacteria in your stomach and can cause diarrhea. If you experience diarrhea, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Talk to your doctor if you have persistent diarrhea. Do not take any other medicines without consulting a doctor.
Q. Can I stop taking Covatil CV 500 Tablet when I feel better?
No, do not stop taking Covatil CV 500 Tablet and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.