Please note, before you can choose the low cost generic option, please ask your doctor to add the generic drug to your prescription.
Uses of Amoxycillin+Clavulanic Acid
The combination of Amoxycillin and Clavulanic Acid is used to treat bacterial infections.
Amoxycillin: Penicillin antibiotic
Clavulanic Acid: Beta-lactamase inhibitor
How Amoxycillin+Clavulanic Acid works
Amoxycillin and Clavulanic Acid helps in treating bacterial infection where amoxicillin is a penicillin that works by inhibiting the enzymes that help in the synthesis of the integral structural component of the bacterial cell wall whereas clavulanic acid is a beta-lactam (structurally related to penicillin) that works by inactivating an enzyme, namely beta-lactamase, thereby preventing the inactivation of amoxicillin.
Common side effects of Amoxycillin+Clavulanic Acid
- thrush (fungal infection in vagina, skin folds, or mouth)
- nausea, vomiting
When to consult your doctor
Consult your doctor if you experience:
- signs of allergic reactions such as skin rash, fever, joint pain, swollen glands in the neck, armpit or groin or swelling on the face or mouth resulting in difficulty in breathing, or collapse
- signs of inflammation of large intestine (such as watery diarrhea usually with blood and mucus along with stomach pain and/or fever)
Health Tips for Amoxycillin+Clavulanic Acid
- Amoxycillin and Clavulanic Acid can be taken with or without food. However, taking it with food may help reduce the risk of stomach upset
- Finish the entire course of Amoxycillin and Clavulanic Acid as prescribed, even if your symptoms improve. This helps ensure the infection is fully eradicated and reduces the risk of antibiotic resistance
- Avoid alcohol consumption while taking Amoxycillin and Clavulanic Acid as it interferes with the effectiveness of the medication and may increase the risk of side effects
- Drink an adequate amount of water while taking Amoxycillin and Clavulanic Acid to stay hydrated and help flush out toxins from the body