What is Amoclavic® (amoxicillin and clavulanic acid) used for?
Amoclavic® is commonly used for treating infections caused by bacteria.
How should I take Amoclavic® (amoxicillin and clavulanic acid)?
For orally taken form, you should:
- Take Amoclavic® by mouth as directed by your doctor concerning: dose, schedule.
- Read the label carefully before using Amoclavic®.
- Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.
How do I store Amoclavic® (amoxicillin and clavulanic acid)?
Amoclavic® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Amoclavic® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Amoclavic® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Amoclavic® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Amoclavic® (amoxicillin and clavulanic acid)?
Before using Amoclavic®, tell your doctor if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Amoclavic® or other medications.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
If you have kidney problems, the dose might be changed. A different strength or a different medicine may be chosen by your doctor.
If you have liver problem, you may have more frequent blood tests to check how your liver is working.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Amoclavic® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Amoclavic®.
What side effects can occur from Amoclavic® (amoxicillin and clavulanic acid)?
As taking others medicines, taking Amoclavic® can cause some side effects. Most of them are rarely occurring and do not need any supplementary treatment. However, it is always important for you to consult your doctor if you have any problem after taking this medicine.
Some of side effects are listed below:
- Abdominal or stomach cramps or tenderness
- Back, leg, or stomach pains
- Black, tarry stools
- Bleeding gums
- Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
- Blood in the urine
- Bloody nose
- Chest pain
- Clay-colored stool
- Dark urine
- Diarrhea, watery and severe, which may also be bloody
- Difficulty with breathing
- Difficulty with swallowing
- Fast heartbeat
- Feeling of discomfort
- General body swelling
- Heavier menstrual periods
- Hives or welts
- Increased thirst
- Inflammation of the joints
- Joint or muscle pain
- Loss of appetite
- Muscle aches
- Nausea or vomiting
- Pain in the lower back
- Pain or burning while urinating
- Painful or difficult urination pale skin
- Pinpoint red spots on the skin
- Puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
- Red, irritated eyes
- Redness, soreness, or itching skin
- Shortness of breath
- Sore throat
- Sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
- Sores, welting, or blisters
- Sudden decrease in the amount of urine
- Swollen, lymph glands
- Tightness in the chest
- Unpleasant breath odor
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Unusual tiredness or weakness
- Unusual weight loss
- Vomiting of blood
- Watery or bloody diarrhea
- Yellow eyes or skin
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Amoclavic® (amoxicillin and clavulanic acid)?
Amoclavic® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Products that may interact with this drug are:
- Sulfinpyrazone, tetracyclines
- Typhoid vaccines
Does food or alcohol interact with Amoclavic® (amoxicillin and clavulanic acid)?
Amoclavic® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Amoclavic® (amoxicillin and clavulanic acid)?
Amoclavic® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Amoclavic® (amoxicillin and clavulanic acid).
What is the dose of Amoclavic® (amoxicillin and clavulanic acid) for an adult?
Recommended dose for adults weighing more than 40 kg is 1 tablet each 8 hours.
What is the dose of Amoclavic® (amoxicillin and clavulanic acid) for a child?
Children weighing more than 40 kg: 1 tablet each 8 hours.
Children weighing less than 40 kg Children aged 6 years or less: do not use.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice when giving tablets to children weighing less than 40 kg.
How is Amoclavic® (amoxicillin and clavulanic acid) available?
Amoclavic® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Each tablet contains 250 mg amoxicillin and 125 mg clavulanic acid
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Amoclavic®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Review Date: June 29, 2017 | Last Modified: September 12, 2019
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