About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
Font : A-A+

Information about Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium

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, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics
Advertisement

Trade Names/Brand Names of Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium

India- Clavunate.
Advertisement

Why is Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium 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 Structure infections.  

Advertisement

When should Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium not be taken? (Contraindications)

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

What is the dosage of Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium?

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 should Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium?

  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.

What are the other precautions for Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium?

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.




Advertisement
Recommended Reading

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.

Comments

wolol, Mali

should this medicine be taken for tooth infection

kitty123, India

what if doctor prescribes thrice a day

reputeddr, India

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, India

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

njeri, Kenya

i am suffering from stomach inflammation and reversible hyperactivity



Drugs A - Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Drugs Search


    Advertisement
    What's New on Medindia
    Vaccination  And Counter  Measures Against  Monkeypox
    Indian Railways Special Concession on Health Grounds
    COVID Toes
    View all

    Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
    Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

    Most Popular on Medindia

    Indian Medical Journals Turmeric Powder - Health Benefits, Uses & Side Effects A-Z Drug Brands in India Drug Side Effects Calculator Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) Drug - Food Interactions The Essence of Yoga Blood Donation - Recipients Selfie Addiction Calculator Accident and Trauma Care

    Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

    © All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

    This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use