Clavet (Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium)
What is Clavet (Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium) used for?
Clavet (Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium) is an oral antibiotic prescribed for the treatment of a wide variety of bacterial infections. The medication operates by destroying or preventing the reproduction of bacteria cells allowing the immune system to control or eliminate the infection. This action makes it useful for treating bacterial infections affecting the lungs, urinary tract, upper respiratory tract, soft tissues, abdomen, or middle ear. Your doctor may prescribe it to be used along with other medication or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Clavet (Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium)?
Clavet (Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s directions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally prescribed to be taken two times each day, every eight to twelve hours, for a cycle of medication lasting one or two weeks. Your individual instructions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a snack or meal is suggested before use if you get an upset stomach. Avoid splitting, crushing, or chewing the tablets before use as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Clavet (Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium)?
Clavet (Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium) may lead to side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention include severe stomach pain, joint pain, severe diarrhoea that is bloody or watery, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, intense rashes, swelling, or trouble breathing. Contact your doctor as soon as any worrying or intense symptoms appear to make sure the necessary alterations are made to your dosage and frequency of administration to prevent further complications.
Do not begin using Clavet (Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium) if you are allergic to penicillin antibiotics, cephalosporin antibiotics, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, or who have reduced liver function or jaundice caused by previous use of this medication. Also inform your doctor if you have a history of allergies, suspected glandular fever, reduced liver function, or reduced kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Clavet (Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Clavet (Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.