Clavam Dry Syrup (Amoxicillin & Clavulanic Acid)
Clavam Dry Syrup
(Amoxicillin & Clavulanic Acid) is a broad-spectrum antibiotic which destroy bacteria. It is active against many aerobic (those developing in presence of oxygen) and anaerobic (those developing in absence of oxygen) gram positive and aerobic gram negative microorganisms including strains which produce beta-lactamase (the enzyme which destroys penicillin). Clavulanate potassium comprised in the content of this medication provides resistance of Augmentin to activity of bacterial beta-lactamases.
Clavam Dry Syrup (Amoxicillin & Clavulanic Acid) medication is used to treat pneumonia and other infectious diseases of respiratory, gastrointestinal systems, urogenital systems, infections which appear after surgery and others. Dosage and directions Doses are administered individually depending on your condition, localization of infection and susceptibility of the pathogen. Do not take it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Swallow the whole tablet. If it is the Augmentin Chewable tablet then chew it before to swallow. Augmentin should be taken at evenly spaced interval.
How dose Clavam Dry Syrup (Amoxicillin & Clavulanic Acid) works
Clavam Dry Syrup kills bacteria by interfering with the production of the bacterial cell wall (outer coating of bacteria). As a result, the bacterial cell wall is weakened and ruptured, thereby killing the bacteria. Clavulanic acid belongs to a group of medicines called beta-lactamase inhibitors. It blocks the activity of a chemical (beta-lactamase), which is secreted by bacteria to protect themselves from antibiotic drugs like amoxicillin, thereby allowing the antibiotics to act against the bacteria. It does not kill bacteria and is never used alone to treat infections.
Precautions for Clavam Dry Syrup
Do not use if you are allergic to any other penicillin antibiotic, have liver or kidney failure or mononucleosis.
Do not use the Clavam Dry Syrup (Amoxicillin & Clavulanic Acid) if you have allergy to its components or another penicillin antibiotics,you have infectious mononucleosis, a history of liver problems or yellowing of the eyes or skin caused by Augmentin
Treatment with Augmentin and other antibiotics can change the normal bacteria flora of the colon and permit overgrowth of C. difficile, a bacteria which causes pseudomembranous colitis. Probenecid which is used to treat gout may slow excretion of Clavam Dry Syrup by kidneys and result in increase of its toxicity.
If you missed a dose take it as soon as you remember, but not if it is almost time of the next intake by your schedule. If so skip the missed dose. Do not try to compensate a missed dose by taking an extra one.
If you suppose that took too much of Augmentin and experience such symptoms as nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, skin rash, drowsiness, and hyperactivity, seek for immediate medical help.
Store at room temperature of 59-86F (15-30C) away from light and moisture.
Other Names of Generic Augmentin
In some countries Augmentin could be marketed under the following names:
Amoxicillin, Clamoxyl, Imacillin, Larotid, Moxacin, Novamoxin, Penamox, Robamox, Wymox
Generic Augmentin is used to treat the following medical diceases:
Actinomycosis, Aspiration Pneumonia, Bacterial Infection, Bronchitis, Chlamydia Infection,Cutaneous Bacillus Anthracis, Cystitis, Febrile Neutropenia, Helicobacter Pylori Infection,Melioidosis, Otitis Media, Pneumonia, Pyelonephritis, Upper Respiratory Tract Infection,Urinary Tract Infection, Sinusitis, Skin And Structure Infection, Skin Or Soft Tissue Infection
And headache., Nausea, Skin rash, And vomiting., Severe skin allergies., And stomach pain, diarrhea, Indigestion, And diarrhea., Vomiting, Skin rash or itching
Expert advice for Clavam Dry Syrup
• Do not take this drug if you are allergic to amoxicillin or penicillin.
• Take the medicine with food to avoid an upset stomach.
• You may have loose stools while taking this drug. It gets better after finishing the course, If it worsens consult your doctor.
• Amoxicillin can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using a non-hormone method of birth control (such as a condom, diaphragm, spermicide) to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.
• Space the doses evenly during the day, at least 4 hours apart.
• Keep taking amoxicillin until the treatment is finished, even if you feel better.
• Do not take amoxicillin for more than 2 weeks or two doses in 1 hour.
• Tell your doctor that you are taking amoxicillin before you go through urine or blood tests for liver function test.
• Consult your doctor before taking amoxicillin if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
Frequently asked questions
Q. Is Clavam Dry Syrup safe for infants, or during pregnancy, breast-feeding, or affect birth control?
Pediatric suspension of amoxicillin in the dosage as prescribed by the doctor is recommended for infants. Amoxicillin is generally regarded as a safe drug during pregnancy or breast feeding. However, it should be taken only after consulting the doctor and when potential benefits outweigh the involved risks. Amoxicillin may reduce the effect of the birth control pills.
Q. Does amoxicillin act against anaerobic bacteria?
Amoxicillin is active against aerobic as well as anaerobic bacterial infections.
Q. Does amoxicillin cause yeast infections?
Amoxicillin is a broad spectrum antibiotic and hence with prolonged use may also kill helpful bacteria in the body that keep the body’s yeast population in check, thereby causing yeast infections.
Q. Can I take amoxicillin for sore throat, cold, cough, flu, food poisoning, pseudomonas infection or virus infections?
Amoxicillin is only effective against bacterial infections not viruses. Food poisoning (due to Salmonella), pseudomonas infections, as well as sore throat, cold and cough caused due to bacteria can be treated with amoxicillin.
Q. Does amoxicillin cause constipation, drowsiness or headache?
No. Amoxicillin does not cause constipation, drowsiness or headache. However, consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.
Q. How long does novamoxin take to work?
Anywhere between one to seven days but it depends on the type of infection and its severity.
Q. Is novamoxin gluten free?
Novamoxin, which contains amoxicillin, is gluten free.
Q. Is antibiotic + clavulanic acid combination effective against STD, MRSA, or pseudomonas infections?
It is effective against s**ually transmitted diseases (STD) caused by bacteria and pseudomonas infections, but weakly effective against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections (MRSA).
Q. Is amoxicillin + clavulanic acid (Augmentin) safe in G6PD deficiency?
There are no confirmed studies about the safety of amoxicillin + clavulanic acid (Augmentin) in G6PD deficiency. Consult your doctor before use.
Q. Is amoxicillin + clavulanic acid (Augmentin) nephrotoxic?
If taken in appropriate dosage as prescribed by the doctor, Augmentin is not nephrotoxic.
Q. Does amoxicillin + clavulanic acid (Augmentin) contain sulfa?
No, amoxicillin + clavulanic acid (Augmentin) does not contain sulfa.
Q. Does amoxicillin + clavulanic acid (Augmentin) make you drowsy or tired?
No, amoxicillin + clavulanic acid (Augmentin) does not make you drowsy or tired if taken as prescribed.
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