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Amoxicillin+Clavulanic Acid - Oral - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I take this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while using this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I take this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 
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  • Cavumox    
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  • Axcel Co-A    
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  • Moxiclav    

Why do I need this medicine?

This medicine contains Amoxicillin and Clavulanic Acid.

Amoxicillin is an antibiotic. It is used to treat certain bacterial infections of the ear, nose, throat, lungs, skin or bladder.

Clavulanic Acid improves the antibacterial activity and effectiveness of Amoxicillin.

This medicine may be used to treat other conditions as decided by your doctor.

How do I take this medicine?

Take Amoxicillin+Clavulanic Acid exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

This medicine may be taken with or without food. It is best to take it at the start of a meal. This will help improve the absorption and minimise any stomach discomfort that might occur.

Amoxicillin+Clavulanic Acid is available as an oral tablet or oral suspension.

If you are taking the delayed-release, prolonged-release, sustained-release or extended-release type of tablet (may be labelled “ER”), swallow it whole. Do not divide, chew or crush the tablet.

If you are taking oral suspension or syrup, shake the bottle well before you take it use to ensure that the liquid is evenly mixed. Use the measuring spoon or cup provided to measure out your prescribed dose.

Amoxicillin+Clavulanic Acid must be taken at regular intervals for it to be effective. Continue to take this medicine even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless instructed by the doctor.

Do not skip any doses. You must complete the entire course of antibiotic. If you don't, the infection will not clear completely.

What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.

When should I not use this medicine?

Alert your doctor if you have a history of allergic reactions (rashes, breathlessness, swollen mouth or eyes) to penicillin antibiotics (e.g.ampicillin, cloxacillin, penicillin V, sultamicillin) and cephalosporin antibiotics (e.g.cefaclor, cefalexin, cefuroxime).

Alert your doctor if you have Amoxicillin+Clavulanic Acid-associated liver disease as this medicine may not be suitable for you.

What should I take note of while using this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:
  • liver disease
  • kidney disease
  • glandular fever (a type of viral infection)
The chewable tablet form and oral suspension of Amoxicillin+Clavulanic Acid contains phenylalanine and may not be suitable for you if you suffer from phenylketonuria (an inherited disorder where your body is not able to break down the amino acid phenylalanine).

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

If you are taking Amoxicillin+Clavulanic Acid for a long period of time, your doctor may need to routine blood tests, liver function tests, and kidney function tests while you are being treated with this medicine. Your doctor will advise you about how often you need to have these tests.

What side effects could I experience?

Amoxicillin+Clavulanic Acid may cause any of the following side effects: diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, and skin rash.

You may also develop thrush (a yeast infection of the mouth, vagina or skin) especially if you take Amoxicillin+Clavulanic acid over a long period of time. Let your doctor know if this happens as the problem can be treated.

Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience any of the following:
  • rashes, breathlessness, swollen mouth or eyes
  • prolonged diarrhoea, stomach cramps, bloody stools
  • cloudiness of urine, decrease urine output
  • yellowing of skin or eyes
  • fever with persistent sore throat or mouth ulcers, unusual bleeding or bruising
  • convulsions
Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I take this with other medicines?

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:
  • medicines for gout e.g. probenecid, allopurinol
  • medicines for cancer e.g. methotrexate
  • warfarin (a blood-thinning medicine)
  • mycophenolate mofetil (medicines used to prevent rejection in organ transplantation)
This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Amoxicillin+Clavulanic Acid.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Store oral suspension in the refrigerator, between 2-8°C. Do not allow to freeze. If frozen, this medicine will become ineffective and should not be used. Throw away any unused portion according to the product recommendations.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Amoxicillin+Clavulanic Acid - Oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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