Clavam 625 : Uses, Side effects, doses and Interaction

Introduction :

Clavam 625 mg is an antibiotic which is used to fight against infections caused by bacteria. It belong to group of antibiotic called as penicillin combination. it is broad spectrum antibiotic that means it work against variety of bacteria. It is used to limit the infections like sinus infection, infection in middle, ear, throat, lungs, respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections, dental infection, bone and joint infections etc The active drug in clavam 625 tablet is amoxicillin 500mg with clavulanic acid 125 mg. Amoxicillin destroy the outer protein layer of bacteria ultimately killing it. some of the bacteria produce beta lactamase enzyme which act on beta lactam ring of amoxicillin and destroy it. The clavulanic acid present along with amoxicillin inhibit the enzyme beta lactamase produce by becteria and make it broad spectrum antibiotic. It is used for limiting the infections called by bacteria which are susceptible to amoxicillin.

Active content :

Each clavam 625 tablet contain Amoxicillin 500mg + clavulanic acid 125mg

Mode of action ?

Amoxicillin has same action has penicillin in bacteriocidal action.

During the stage of multiplication of bacteria, amoxicillin act by inhibition of bacterial cell wall synthesis that leads to death of bacteria.

Clavam 625 mg uses :

It is used in bacterial infections affecting various organs or tissues of the body. It is used in

  • Sinusitis

  • Otitis media or ear infection

  • Tonsillitis

  • Pharyngitis

  • Skin and soft tissue infection

  • Respiratory tract infection

  • Urinary tract infection

  • H pylori positive stomach ulcers

  • Infection of bladder (cystitis) Pyelonephritis

  • Pneumonia

  • Acute bronchitis

  • Dental infection

  • Bone and joint infections

Side effects :

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhoea

  • Headache

  • Dizziness

  • Convulsions

  • Fever

  • Yellowing of skin

  • Discoloration of teeth

  • Swelling of face

  • Muscle and joint pain

  • Sleeplessness

  • Irregular heartbeat

  • Blackish stool

  • Altered taste sensation

  • Allergic reactions like skin rashes

  • Red or purple spots on the skin due to Inflammation of blood vessels (vasculitis)

  • Abdominal pain

  • Inflammation of large intestine etc

When not to use ?

  • If you are allergic to amoxicillin clavulanic acid.

  • Any history of allergic reaction to beta lactam antibiotics

Clavam 625 mg in pregnancy ? Use the tablet in pregnancy if it clearly needed.It is advised not to take this medication during pregnancy until it is prescribed by doctor. Clavam 625 mg during breastfeeding ? This drug can diffuse into breast milk and can cause side effects in baby. It is advised not to take this medication during breastfeeding.

Directions to use :

  • Always take the medicine in exact quantity as per doctors prescription.

  • Take the drug after meal to avoid stomach upset.

  • Take with enough water.

  • Do not chew, crush or split the tablet.

Clavam 625 mg interactions ?

Amoxicillin and clavulanic acid present in the tablet can interact with other medicine causing adverse effects. Tell your doctor if you are using one of the following medicine

  • Warfarin

  • Methotrexate

  • Ethinyl estradiol

  • Doxycyclin

  • Live vaccines

  • Allopurinol or drugs used in gout

Safety tips :

  • Keep the medicine at or below 25° C

  • Prevent from direct sunlight moisture and heat.

  • Keep away from the reach of children and pets.

  • Always check the expiry date of medicine before use.

Clavam 625 mg price in India :

The strip of 10 tablets cost approximately 170 rupees.

Amoxicillin and clavulanic acid brands in India :

  • Amioxy-CV 625

  • Cipmox-CV 625

  • Clavuxan

  • Kevimox-CV

  • Amoxolin-625 LB

  • Augmentin

  • Gloxi-CV 625

  • Wellmoxy-CV

  • Amoxidin-625

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