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Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium

Generic name: amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium [am-OK-i-SIL-in-KLAV-ue-LAN-ate-poe-TAS-ee-um]
The brand names are: Augmentin, Augmentin ES-600, and Augmentin XR.
Dosage formats: oral powder for reconstitution (125 mg-31.25 mg/5 millilitres; 200 mg-28.5 mg/5 mL; 250 mg-62.5 mg/5 mL; 400 mg-57 mg/5 mg/5 mL; 600 mg-42.9 mg/5 milliliters);… provide all four dosage forms.
Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

What is Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium?

Amoxicillin can be described as a penicillin antibiotic. Clavulanate potassium can prevent certain bacteria from becoming resistant to amoxicillin.Amoxicillin and potassium clavulanate are a combination medication used to treat various illnesses caused by bacteria, including sinusitis, pneumonia, and ear infections. bronchitis, urinary tract infections, and conditions of the skin.Amoxicillin and potassium clavulanate may also be used to treat conditions that aren't covered in this guide.

Side effects of Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium

Contact emergency medical assistance. If you notice symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction (hives, breathing difficulties, or swelling of your throat or face) or an extreme skin reaction (fever and throat soreness, burnt eyes, irritation, and an ailment that is purple or red that blisters and peels),Stop taking amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium. Get medical attention if you experience serious reactions to drugs that could affect multiple areas of the body. Symptoms may include an itch and fever, swelling of the glands, muscle aches, extreme weakness, and unusual bruising or redness of your eyes or skin.

Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium can cause serious adverse side effects. See your doctor right away If you notice:

  • Intense stomach pains; diarrhoea that is bloody or watery (even when it happens several months after the most recent dose);
  • Yellowed or pale skin, dark-coloured blood, confusion, fever, or weakness
  • Loss of appetite, stomach pains;
  • Very little or no urine;
  • Bleeding or bruising

Common adverse effects of amoxicillin as well as potassium clavulanate may be:

  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea,
  • Rash, itching;
  • Vaginal discharge, or itching
  • Diaper rashes.

This is not an exhaustive overview of every side effect. Other effects may also be experienced. Contact your doctor for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium should not be used in the event that you suffer from severe kidney problems, if you've had jaundice or liver issues when taking amoxicillin or clavulanate potassium, or if you're sensitive to antibiotics such as cephalosporin or penicillin, such as Amoxil Ceftin, Cefzil, Moxatag, Omnicef, and others.

Prior to use this drug

It is not recommended to use this medication if you're intolerant to it or if

  • If you suffer from severe kidney disease (or are taking dialysis),
  • You have experienced liver issues or jaundice when taking amoxicillin or potassium clavulanate;
  • You are allergic to antibiotics made of penicillin or cephalosporin, like Amoxil, Ceftin, Cefzil, Moxatag, Omnicef, and others.

Contact your doctor if had any of the following:

  • Liver disease (hepatitis or jaundice);
  • Kidney disease
  • Mononucleosis.

The tablet that is chewable or liquid might contain phenylalanine. Consult your physician if you suffer from the condition known as phenylketonuria (PKU).Talk to your doctor if are pregnant or breastfeeding.Amoxicillin and potassium clavulanate can make birth pills to control pregnancy less efficient. Consult your physician about non-hormonal contraceptives (condom diaphragm cervical cap and contraceptive sponge) to avoid pregnancy.Avoid giving this medication to a child unless you have medical guidance.

How to take Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium?

Follow the directions on the label of your prescription and also read the medication guides or instructions sheets. Make sure you use the medication exactly as prescribed.Amoxicillin and potassium clavulanate may be most effective if you consume them prior to the meal.Do the medication each day for 12 hours.Do not chew or crush it. extended-release tablet. Inhale the pill completely, or break it in half, and then swallow both pieces at the same time. Inform your doctor if you struggle to swallow a whole (or half) pill.It is important to chew the chewable tablet prior to taking it in.Shake your oral suspension (liquid) prior to determining the dose. Make use of the dosing syringe supplied or use a dosage-monitoring device (not the kitchen spoon).Amoxicillin and potassium clavulanate can alter the results of certain medical tests. Be sure to inform any doctor who treats you about your use of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium.Take this medication for the prescribed duration, even if symptoms improve quickly. Inadequate doses could increase the chance of developing an infection that is intolerant of medications. Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium do not treat the symptoms of a virus, like an illness called the flu or the commonly occurring cold.Place the tablet in a cool, dry place, away from heat and moisture.Keep the liquid in the fridge. Discard any liquid that is not used within 10 days.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Do not take the medicine for as long as you can. However, avoid any missed doses if it's nearing the time to take the next dose. Don't take two doses at a time.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.Overdoses can trigger nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhoea, skin rash, sleepiness, hyperactivity, and diminished urine output.

What should be avoided?

Beware of taking amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium following a high-fat diet. This makes it difficult for the body's absorption of drugs.Diarrhoea can be caused by antibiotics, which could be a sign of a new infection. If you are experiencing diarrhoea that is fluid or bloody, contact your doctor prior to using nti-diarrhea m medications.

Interaction with other drugs

Discuss with your doctor any other medications you take, particularly:

  • Allopurinol;
  • Probenecid;
  • A blood thinner—warfarin, coumadin, jantoven

This list isn't exhaustive. Other medications can affect amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium, such as prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal remedies. Some interactions with drugs may not be listed here. are listed here.




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