Augmentin/Clavulin 250mg/125mg (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid) - Generic

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Augmentin/Clavulin 250mg/125mg (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid) - Generic

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What is Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid)?
Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid) is a penicillin antibiotic.Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid) contains a combination of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium. Amoxicillin is an antibiotic in a group of drugs called penicillins. Amoxicillin fights bacteria in the body.Clavulanate potassium is a form of clavulanic acid. It is used to overcome resistance in bacteria that secrete beta-lactamase, thereby counteracting possible bacterial resistance to the amoxicillin.Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid) is used to treat many different infections caused by bacteria, such as sinusitis, pneumonia, ear infections, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, and infections of the skin.Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid) may also be used for other purposes not listed.


Important information about Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid)
Do not use Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid) if you are allergic to amoxicillin or clavulanate potassium, or if you have ever had liver problems caused by this medication. Do not use if you are allergic to any other penicillin antibiotic, such as ampicillin (Omnipen, Principen), carbenicillin (Geocillin), dicloxacillin (Dycill, Dynapen), oxacillin (Bactocill), penicillin (Beepen-VK, Ledercillin VK, Pen-V, Pen-Vee K, Pfizerpen, V-Cillin K, Veetids), and others.Before taking Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid), tell your doctor if you have liver disease (or a history of hepatitis or jaundice), kidney disease, or mononucleosis, or if you are allergic to a cephalosporin antibiotic, such as cefdinir (Omnicef), cefprozil (Cefzil), cefuroxime (Ceftin), cephalexin (Keflex), and others.If you switch from one tablet form to another (regular, chewable, or extended-release tablet), take only the new tablet form and strength prescribed for you. This medicine may not be as effective or could be harmful if you do not use the exact tablet form your doctor has prescribed. Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid) can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid) 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 Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid).


Before taking Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid)
Do not use Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid) if you are allergic to amoxicillin or clavulanate potassium, or if you have ever had liver problems caused by this medication. Do not use if you are allergic to any other penicillin antibiotic, such as ampicillin (Omnipen, Principen), carbenicillin (Geocillin), dicloxacillin (Dycill, Dynapen), oxacillin (Bactocill), penicillin (Beepen-VK, Ledercillin VK, Pen-V, Pen-Vee K, Pfizerpen, V-Cillin K, Veetids), and others.If you have certain conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take this medication. Before taking Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid), tell your doctor if you have:liver disease (or a history of hepatitis or jaundice); kidney disease; mononucleosis; orif you are allergic to a cephalosporin antibiotic, such as cefdinir (Omnicef), cefprozil (Cefzil), cefuroxime (Ceftin), cephalexin (Keflex), and others.FDA pregnancy category B. Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid) is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid) 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 Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid). Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.The liquid and chewable tablet forms of this medication may contain phenylalanine. Talk to your doctor before using these forms of Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid) if you have phenylketonuria (PKU).


How should I take Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid)
Take Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid) exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.If you switch from one tablet form to another (regular, chewable, or extended-release tablet), take only the new tablet form and strength prescribed for you. The strength of clavulanate potassium is not the same among the different tablet forms, even though the amount of amoxicillin may be the same as in the tablet you were using before. This medicine may not be as effective or could be harmful if you do not use the exact tablet form your doctor has prescribed. Take this medicine with a full glass of water. Take the medicine at the start of a meal to reduce stomach upset.The Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid) tablet should be swallowed whole.The Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid) Chewable tablet must be chewed before swallowing. Do not swallow a chewable tablet whole.Do not crush or chew the Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid) XR (extended-release) tablet. Swallow the pill whole, or break the pill in half and take both halves one at a time. If you have trouble swallowing a whole or half pill, talk with your doctor about using another form of Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid). Shake the liquid form of this medicine well just before you measure a dose. To be sure you get the correct dose, measure the liquid with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid) should be taken at evenly spaced intervals as prescribed. It is important to take Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid) regularly to get the most benefit.Take this medication for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may get better before the infection is completely treated. Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid) will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.This medication can cause you to have false results with certain medical tests, including urine glucose (sugar) tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid).


Store the tablets at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Store the liquid form of this medicine in the refrigerator. Throw away any unused liquid after 10 days.


What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.


What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.Overdose can cause nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, skin rash, drowsiness, and hyperactivity.


What should I avoid while taking Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid)
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, stop taking Generic Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid) and call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to.


Side effects of Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid) 
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it;pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, fever, confusion or weakness;easy bruising or bleeding;skin rash, bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness;agitation, confusion, unusual thoughts or behavior, seizure (convulsions);nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); orfever, sore throat, and headache with severe blistering, peeling, or red skin rash.
Less serious Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid) side effects may include:
mild diarrhea, gas, stomach pain;nausea or vomiting;headache;skin rash or itching;white patches in your mouth or throat; orvaginal yeast infection (itching or discharge).This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. 


What other drugs will affect Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid)
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:allopurinol (Zyloprim);probenecid (Benemid); oranother antibiotic (for the same or for a different infection).This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with Generic  Augmentin/Clavulin (Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid). Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.



Generic Name Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid
Search Name Augmentin/Clavulin Generic 250mg/125mg TAB
Supply Name CLAVAM
Brand Generic GENERIC
Presentation Foil in Box
Dosage TAB
USA Brand Augmentin/Clavulin
Manufacture Alkem Laboratories Ltd.
Strength 250mg/125mg
Search Terms Augmentin/Clavulin ,CLAVAM ,Amoxycillin/CLAVULANATE
Origin India

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FOR THE CONSUMER

Along with its needed effects, amoxicillin / clavulanate may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking amoxicillin / clavulanate:

Less common:
-Hives or welts
-itching
-itching of the vagina or genital area
-pain during sexual intercourse
-redness of the skin
-skin rash
-thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor

Rare:
-Bloody or cloudy urine
-fever
-greatly decreased frequency of urination or amount of urine
-seizures
-swelling of the feet or lower legs

Incidence not known:
-Abdominal or stomach cramps or tenderness
-back, leg, or stomach pains
-black, hairy tongue
-black, tarry stools
-bleeding gums
-blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
-bloating
-blood in the stools
-bloody nose
-chest pain
-chills
-clay-colored stools
-cough or hoarseness
-cracks in the skin
-dark urine
-diarrhea
-diarrhea, watery and severe, which may also be bloody
-difficulty with breathing
-difficulty with moving
-difficulty with swallowing
-dizziness
-fast heartbeat
-fever with or without chills
-general body swelling
-general feeling of tiredness or weakness
-headache
-heavier menstrual periods
-increased thirst
-joint or muscle pain
-large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
-light-colored stools
-loss of appetite
-loss of heat from the body
-lower back or side pain
-muscle stiffness
-nausea or vomiting
-pain
-pain, swelling, or redness in the joints
-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
-rash
-red skin lesions, often with a purple center
-red, irritated eyes
-red, swollen skin
-scaly skin
-sore throat
-sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
-swollen glands
-tightness in the chest
-troubled breathing with exertion
-unpleasant breath odor
-unusual bleeding or bruising
-unusual tiredness or weakness
-unusual weight loss
-upper right abdominal or stomach pain
-vomiting of blood
-white patches in the mouth or throat or on the tongue
-white patches with diaper rash
-yellow eyes or skin

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking amoxicillin / clavulanate:

Symptoms of overdose:
-Abdominal or stomach pain
-cloudy urine
-diarrhea
-greatly decreased frequency of urination or amount of urine
-sleepiness

Some side effects of amoxicillin / clavulanate may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Rare:
-Anxiety
-dry mouth
-hyperventilation
-irregular heartbeats
-irritability
-restlessness
-shaking
-sleeplessness
-tooth discoloration
-trouble sitting still
-trouble with sleeping

Incidence not known:
-Burning feeling in the chest or stomach
-indigestion
-redness, swelling, or soreness of the tongue
-stomach upset
-swelling or inflammation of the mouth
ADULTS
The usual adult dose is one 500-mg tablet of AUGMENTIN every 12 hours or one 250-mg tablet of AUGMENTIN every 8 hours. For more severe infections and infections of the respiratory tract, the dose should be one 875-mg tablet of AUGMENTIN every 12 hours or one 500-mg tablet of AUGMENTIN every 8 hours.

Patients with impaired renal function do not generally require a reduction in dose unless the impairment is severe. Severely impaired patients with a glomerular filtration rate of <30 mL/min. should not receive the 875-mg tablet. Patients with a glomerular filtration rate of 10 to 30 mL/min. should receive 500 mg or 250 mg every 12 hours, depending on the severity of the infection. Patients with a less than 10 mL/min. glomerular filtration rate should receive 500 mg or 250 mg every 24 hours, depending on severity of the infection.

Hemodialysis patients should receive 500 mg or 250 mg every 24 hours, depending on severity of the infection. They should receive an additional dose both during and at the end of dialysis.

Hepatically impaired patients should be dosed with caution and hepatic function monitored at regular intervals. (See WARNINGS.)

PEDIATRIC PATIENTS
Pediatric patients weighing 40 kg or more should be dosed according to the adult recommendations.

Due to the different amoxicillin to clavulanic acid ratios in the 250-mg tablet of AUGMENTIN (250/125) versus the 250-mg chewable tablet of AUGMENTIN (250/62.5), the 250-mg tablet of AUGMENTIN should not be used until the pediatric patient weighs at least 40 kg or more.

ADMINISTRATION
AUGMENTIN may be taken without regard to meals; however, absorption of clavulanate potassium is enhanced when AUGMENTIN is administered at the start of a meal. To minimize the potential for gastrointestinal intolerance, AUGMENTIN should be taken at the start of a meal.