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Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid

Generic Name : Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid
Latest prescription information about Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid. Learn 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

Trade Names/Brand Names of Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid

India- Ac-2 Dry Syr, Ac-2 Tab, Aceclave Inj, Aceclave Tab, A-Clas Dry Syr, Aclav Dry Syr, Aclav Tab, Acticlav Dry Syr, Acticlav Tab, Adclav Dry Syr, Adclav Vial, Adpax Tab, Adpax Vial, Advent Drops, Advent Dry Syr, Advent Tab, Advent Vial, Afymox-Clav Dry Syr, Afymox-Clav Tab, Afymox-Clav Vial, Alepam Dispertab, Alepam Dry Syr, Alepam Tab, Alepam Vial, Alexi Tab, Alexi Vial, Alnos-Cv Dry Syr, Alnos-Cv Tab, Amclaid Tab, Ament Tab, Amo-C Plus Dry Syr, Amoclavs Vial, Amoclavs-Lb Syr, Amo-Nate Tab, Amo-Nate Vial, Amonit Plus Vial, Amoxytek Tab, Amstar-Clav Dry Syr, Amstar-Clav Tab, Amstar-Clav Vial, Arclav Kid-Tab, Arclav Susp, Arclav Tab, Ariclav Dry Syr, Ariclav Tab, Ariclav Vial, Atmox-Cl Dry Syr, Atmox-Cl Tab, Augclav Tab, Augmentin Dry Syr, Augmentin Duo Syr, Augmentin Duo Tab, Augmentin Tab, Augmentin Vial, Augmexx Vial, Augnic Dispertab, Augnic Inj Vial, Augnic Susp, Augnic Tab, Augpen Susp Ds-Susp, Augpen Susp Hs-Susp, Augpen Tab Tab, Augpen Vial, Augpen-Hs Susp, Augpen-Lb 375 Tab, Augpen-Lb 625 Tab, Augpen-Lb Tab, Aulanic Tab.

Why is Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a combination of β-lactam antibiotic, and a β-lactamase inhibitor (potassium clavulanate) prescribed to treat infections of the ears, lungs, sinus, skin, and urinary tract.
This results in an increased spectrum of action and restored efficacy against amoxicillin-resistant bacteria that produce β-lactamase.  


When should Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid not be taken? (Contraindications)

Penicillin allergy.

What is the dosage of Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid?

Recommended adult doses are 500 mg every 8-12 hours, 250 mg every 8 hours, 875 mg every 12 hours or 2000 mg every 12 hours.
Pediatric patients weighing more than 40 kg should receive adult doses. Pediatric patients weighing less than 40 kg should receive 20 to 45 mg/kg every 8 or 12 hours.
Adult: Dosage is based on amoxicillin dose.

How should Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid be taken?

It comes as a capsule, tablet or syrup to take by mouth with or without food. It also comes as solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider.

What are the warnings and precautions for Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of allergy, diabetes, infectious mononucleosis, diarrhea, severe kidney and liver impairment, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

This medication may decrease the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. Plan to use another form of birth control while on amoxicillin and clavulanic acid.

Patient may develop with severe life threatening allergic reactions, if it so contact your doctor immediately.

What are the side effects of Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid?

Nausea, vomiting, bloody or prolonged diarrhea, indigestion, abdominal discomfort, bloating, gas, mild skin rash, hives, easy bruising or bleeding, reversible hepatitis, difficulty breathing or swallowing, wheezing, vaginal itching and discharge and super infection.

What are the other precautions for Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid?

Oral Tablets and dry powder should be stored at room temperature 25C and in airtight container.
Liquid should be refrigerated, do not freeze it. Diluted powder should be refrigerated and discarded after 10 days. Keep away from children.

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