Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium - Drug Information

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Generic Name : Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium

Pronunciation : (a mox i sill' in) (klav' yoo la nate)

Latest prescription information about Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics

Trade Names/Brand Names : 

India- Clavunate.

Why it is prescribed : 

This combination medication contains semisynthetic antibiotic amoxicillin and β-lactamase inhibitor, prescribed for lower respiratory infections, otitis media, sinusitis, urinary tract infections, and skin and skin Structure infections.  

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 

Contraindicated in patients with previous history of cholestatic jaundice/liver dysfunction, and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category :


A B C D X

Category B :

Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications): 

Adults- The usual adult dose is one amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium tablet, 500 mg/125 mg every 12 hours or one amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium tablet, 250 mg/125 mg every 8 hours.

How it should be taken : 

It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.

Warnings and Precautions : 

•Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney disease, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection.
• It may increase prothrombin time; monitor it regularly while taking this medication.

Side Effects : 

•  Gastrointestinal: Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, stomach inflammation, mouth ulcer and intestinal bleeding.
•  Hypersensitivity: Skin rashes, itching, hives, angioedema and serum sickness-like reactions.
•  Liver: Elevated liver enzyme levels.
•  Genitourinary: Kidney inflammation, and blood in urine.
•  Central Nervous System: Agitation, anxiety, behavioral changes, confusion, convulsion, dizziness, sleeplessness and reversible hyperactivity.

Other Precautions : 

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container. ♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA


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wolol 

should this medicine be taken for tooth infection

kitty123 

what if doctor prescribes thrice a day

reputeddr 

At first time taking of medicine my upper throat inflammed now oj .at present i got cough in my chest which was not earlier

Chulbul 

This medicine has caused me Diarrhea and got red hives on my skin. I am suffering from around 10 days.

njeri 

i am suffering from stomach inflammation and reversible hyperactivity

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