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    What does Amoxicillin–Clavulanate treat?

    Amoxicillin–Clavulanate is a combination drug that brings together two Amoxicillin and Clavulanate to fight bacteria. This penicillin-type antibiotic that treats a wide range of bacterial infections such as bronchitis, sinusitis, pneumonia, ear infections, urinary tract infections and skin infections. Your physician may use this to treat other ailments based on their discretion.

    Dosage Instructions

    Follow the Amoxicillin–Clavulanate dosage prescribed by your physician. The dosage could vary based on individual patient requirements. Always follow your physician’s instructions or go by the directions on the prescription drug label. Always take this on a full stomach. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

    Missed a dose?

    Take it immediately once you remember. In case, this time falls close to the next dosage, skip it and get back to the prescribed schedule. Never take a double dose unless your physician specifically directs you to do so.

    Overdosed?

    Don’t waste any time and seek immediate medical attention. Overdose symptoms that one may encounter include stomach pain, drowsiness, diarrhea, nausea, hyperactivity, vomiting and skin rash.

    Drug Interactions

    Drug interactions must be considered before starting to take any kind of drug. Drug interactions might happen either when Amoxicillin–Clavulanate is taken along with another drug or with particular foods. To prevent any kind of negative interaction, make sure you inform your doctor of any drugs you are taking including non-prescription medication, OTCs, health supplements like vitamins, minerals, herbal medicine, drinks with caffeine and alcohol, illegal drugs, smoking habits and so on which may increase or interfere with the effect of Amoxicillin–Clavulanate.

    It may interact with: 

    • Allopurinol 
    • Methotrexate 

    It may also interact with other birth control pills, antibiotics, and oral typhoid vaccines. This is not an exhaustive list though.

    Appraise your doctor of any medical conditions that you are suffering from and your family history of medical ailments. It’s important that you do not stop or start taking any medicine without the consent of your physician.

    Possible Side Effects

    Amoxicillin–Clavulanate might have some side effects but it’s not possible to anticipate them. It does not have any major side effects and the minor ones that may occur are temporary. In rare cases, there might be major side effects and immediate medical attention must be sought.

    Some of the side effects could be stomach pain, gas, nausea, vomiting, and headache. Serious side effects develop rarely. They include dark urine, seizures, fever, confusion, yellowing of the skin or eyes, vaginal itching and loss of appetite. This is not the complete list though.

    In case, there is a change in intensity of side effects or if any new side effects develop, make sure you consult your doctor.

    What to ask your doctor before you start on Amoxicillin–Clavulanate

    • Can I take Amoxicillin–Clavulanate along with other drugs? 
    • Are there certain foods, beverages and products to be avoided while on Amoxicillin–Clavulanate? 
    • What is the dosage of Amoxicillin–Clavulanate to be consumed? 
    • How should I use Amoxicillin–Clavulanate? 
    • How will Amoxicillin–Clavulanate work on my body? 
    • How can the drug interactions and side effects of Amoxicillin–Clavulanate be minimized or completely avoided?

    Disclaimer

    The health and medical information that we have provided are meant to supplement and not substitute the advice of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professionals. This does not suggest that usage of Amoxicillin–Clavulanate is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always ensure that you take this or any other drug only after consulting your physician.

     

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    Posted By... IDMRx User | 2013-01-31
    Which type of antibiotic would I need to take for Cellulitis? Reply
    Replied by Pharmacist @ IDM
    Hi, Amoxicillin-Clavulanate would be the best drug to treat your Cellulitis and will cure your Cellulitis quickly.
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