Skin rashes when taking Anival can be common, especially in children. According to Texas Children’s Hospital, an estimated 5 to 10 percent of children taking Anival will experience a skin rash. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if the rash is because of an allergy or not.
Most people notice a skin rash while taking Anival after they’ve taken it for three to five days. The rash may have small, flat or raised red patches unevenly spaced on the skin. Sometimes, they’re itchy and usually start on the chest, stomach, or back.
The rash from Anival is different from an allergic reaction or hives. Hives are raised, itchy, welts that usually pop up within hours after taking the medicine. A person may also have symptoms such as trouble breathing or swallowing.
If a person has a true allergic reaction to Anival, they should seek emergency medical attention if they are having problems breathing. If they can take an antihistamine like diphenhydramine (Benadryl), it may help the itching. They should call their doctor and ask for a prescription for another antibiotic “family” if they are truly allergic.
If the rash isn’t an allergy, it should go away after a few days. Some people may apply an anti-itch cream.
Interactions that can make your drugs less effective
When Anival is less effective: When Anival is used with certain drugs, it may not work as well. This is because the amount of Anival in your body may be decreased. Examples of these drugs include:
- If you use these drugs together, your doctor will likely keep your dosage of Anival the same.
- If you use these drugs together, your doctor will likely keep your dosage of Anival the same.
When other drugs are less effective: When certain drugs are used with Anival, they may not work as well. This is because the amount of these drugs in your body may be decreased. Examples of these drugs include:
- Oral contraceptives (birth control)
- If you need to take Anival, your doctor may prescribe a different form of birth control for you.
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you’re taking.
Other information about Anival
- Anival is available in generic form and is available by prescription only.
- Brand names available in the US for Anival are Amoxil, Moxatag, and Larotid.
Anival (Amoxil, Moxatag, Larotid) is an antibiotic that belongs to a class of antibiotics called penicillins. Common infections that Anival is used to treat include middle ear infections, tonsillitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, skin, gonorrhea, and urinary tract infections.
Common side effects of Anival include nausea, itching, vomiting, confusion, abdominal pain, and easy bruising.
Drug interactions, dosing, storage, and pregnancy and breastfeeding safety should be reviewed prior to taking penicillins.
Dispermox, Trimox, Wymox, Utimox, and Polymox are discontinued brands and are no longer available in the US.
Getting the most from your treatment
- If you (or your child) have been prescribed the oral liquid medicine, you may find that it causes some staining of the teeth. Brushing the teeth regularly helps to prevent this. Any staining usually disappears soon after the course of antibiotics is finished.
- Even if you feel your infection has cleared up, keep taking the antibiotic until the course is finished (unless a doctor tells you to stop). This is to prevent the infection from coming back.
- Antibiotics are prescribed in short courses of treatment. Your doctor will tell you how long your course of treatment will last - this is not usually for longer than 14 days. If you still feel unwell after finishing the course, go back to see your doctor.
- Some people develop redness and itching in the mouth or vagina (thrush) after taking a course of antibiotics. If this happens to you, speak with your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
- If you are taking the contraceptive 'pill' at the same time as this antibiotic, the effectiveness of the 'pill' can be reduced if you have a bout of being sick (vomiting) or diarrhoea which lasts for more than 24 hours. If this should happen, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice about what additional contraceptive precautions to use over the following few days. There is no need to use additional precautions for any bouts of sickness or diarrhoea which last for less than 24 hours.
- Anival can stop the oral typhoid vaccine from working. If you are due to have any vaccinations, make sure the person treating you knows that you are taking this antibiotic.
Dosage & Usage
Anival is an antibiotic in the team of penicillins that protects against the microorganisms from building protective wall surfaces, that means ensure they can not endure in the physical body. Anival is readily available as pills, dental suspension and chewable tablet computers. You should understand how you can take each type of this medication properly to reward the most from it. Anival might communicate with other medicines you are making use of, such as probenecid, specific blood slimmers and various other antibiotics, especially tetracycline anti-biotics. To stay away from communications, you need to just incorporate Anival with other medicines if you reviewed it with your physician or pharmacist.
COMMON BRAND(S): Augmentin
GENERIC NAME(S): Anival-Pot Clavulanate
Anival/clavulanic acid is a combination penicillin-type antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). Using any antibiotic when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections.
Q: Is it okay to mix Anival with formula so my baby drinks it all? He is 2 months old.
A: Yes, it is fine to mix Anival with baby formula. It is important to give the dose immediately after mixing and to be sure the whole amount is taken to be sure the correct dose was given. Please see the following Everyday Health link for more information on children's health. //www.everydayhealth.com/kids-health/kids-health-articles.aspx. Laura Cable, PharmD
Serious side effects
Serious side effects are rare and happen in less than 1 in 1,000 people.
Call a doctor straight away if you get:
- diarrhoea (possibly with stomach cramps) that contains blood or mucus. If you have severe diarrhoea for more than 4 days you should also speak to a doctor
- pale poo with dark pee, yellowing of the skin or the whites of your eyes (warning signs of liver or gallbladder problems)
- bruising or skin discolouration
- joint or muscle pain that comes on after 2 days of taking the medicine
- a skin rash with circular red patches
Some of these serious side effects can happen up to 2 months after finishing the Anival.
Dosing In Neonates And Infants Aged ≤ 12 Weeks ( ≤ 3 Months)
Treatment should be continued for a minimum of 48 to 72 hours beyond the time that the patient becomes asymptomatic or evidence of bacterial eradication has been obtained. It is recommended that there be at least 10 days' treatment for any infection caused by Streptococcus pyogenes to prevent the occurrence of acute rheumatic fever. Due to incompletely developed renal function affecting elimination of Anival in this age group, the recommended upper dose of AMOXIL is 30 mg/kg/day divided every 12 hours. There are currently no dosing recommendations for pediatric patients with impaired renal function.
Q: Is Anival really safe to take while pregnant?
A: Anival is a prescription antibiotic. It is usually considered to be safe for use during pregnancy. The FDA uses a pregnancy category system to classify the possible risks to a fetus when a specific medicine is taken during pregnancy. Pregnancy Category B is given to medicines that have not been adequately studied in pregnant humans but do not appear to cause harm to the fetus in animal studies. Anival is classified as a Category B medication. A pregnancy Category B medicine is given to a pregnant woman only if a health care provider believes that the benefits to the pregnant woman outweigh any possible risks to the unborn child. For instance, if the infection, left untreated, will do more harm than good for both you and the baby, this is the safest antibiotic to choose. Lori Poulin, PharmD
Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly.
Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. Stomach discomfort or nausea is a common side effect of Anival. Less common symptoms include abdominal pain and vomiting.
Taking your dose of Anival with a meal may help prevent this side effect.
To cope with an upset stomach, eat bland, easy to digest foods like soups, crackers, and toast. Peppermint is thought to help upset stomach symptoms. You can take anti-nausea medication if necessary.
If you experience severe, prolonged abdominal pain or see blood in your vomit or stool, seek medication attention immediately.
Penicillins have been shown to be excreted in human milk. Anival use by nursing mothers may lead to sensitization of infants. Caution should be exercised when Anival is administered to a nursing woman.
What should I avoid while taking Anival?
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop using Anival and call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
Drugs that increase the risk of side effects from Anival
Taking Anival with certain medications raises your risk of side effects from Anival. This is because the amount of Anival in your body may be increased. Examples of these drugs include:
- Probenecid: If you use these drugs together, your doctor will likely keep your dosage of Anival the same.
- Allopurinol: If you use these drugs together, you may develop a rash.