Clavet (Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium)
What is Clavet (Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium) used for?
Clavet (Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium) is oral antibiotic used 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 and eliminate the infection. It is normally used to treat bacterial infections affecting the respiratory tract, stomach, digestive tract, middle ear, soft tissues, or skin. It should be noted that this medication is only effective for treating bacterial infections and will have no affect against those caused by a virus or fungus. Your physician may prescribe this medication along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Clavet (Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium)?
Always follow your physician's instructions while using Clavet (Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally administered twice each day for a cycle of medication lasting one or two weeks, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is suggested before use if you experience nausea. You are recommended to increase your fluid intake while using this medication as it may cause dehydration. Do not split, chew, or crush the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Never stop taking the medication before being instructed to, even if your symptoms have disappeared, as the infection may not be gone and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Clavet (Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium)?
Some patients using Clavet (Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention include fever, flu symptoms, severe headaches, tingling sensations, sensitive skin, easier bruising, severe diarrhea that is bloody or watery, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. Inform your physician as soon as any worrying symptoms occur to make sure the necessary alterations are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further health problems from appearing.
Clavet (Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium) should not be used by patients who are allergic to penicillin antibiotics or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your physician if you have a history of allergies, suspected glandular fever, or reduced kidney function as these conditions may require special adjustments to your regimen to prevent any unexpected health complications from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Clavet (Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.