How to Take Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium and Dose of Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium


Find out how to take Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium


How it should be taken  

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

Dosage & When it is to be taken

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.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

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

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

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.  

Pregnancy Category

Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

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.

Storage Conditions  

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.

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