Q: How do you take Clavor-potassium clavulanate?
A: Augmentin is an oral antibacterial combination consisting of the semisynthetic antibiotic Clavor and the ?-lactamase inhibitor, clavulanate potassium (the potassium salt of clavulanic acid). Clavor is an analog of ampicillin. Augmentin is generally well tolerated. The side effects reported with Augmentin use were mild and transient in nature and less than 3% of patients discontinued therapy because of drug-related side effects. The most common side effects with Augmentin use include diarrhea/loose stools, nausea, skin rashes and urticaria, vomiting, and vaginitis. The overall incidence of side effects, and in particular diarrhea, increased with the higher recommended dose. Other less frequently reported reactions include: Abdominal discomfort, flatulence, and headache. To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of Augmentin and other antibacterial drugs, Augmentin should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria. The usual adult dose of Augmentin is one 500-mg tablet every 12 hours or one 250-mg tablet 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. 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.
Probenecid decreases the renal tubular secretion of Clavor. Concurrent use of Clavor and probenecid may result in increased and prolonged blood levels of Clavor.
Diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell the doctor or pharmacist promptly. Taking this medication with food will help to reduce stomach upset.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell the doctor right away if any of these rare but serious side effects occur: dark urine, persistent nausea/vomiting, severe stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin, easy bruising/bleeding, new signs of infection (such as fever, persistent sore throat), unusual tiredness.
This medication may rarely cause a severe intestinal condition (Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea) due to a type of resistant bacteria. This condition may occur during treatment or weeks to months after treatment has stopped. Do not use anti-diarrhea or opioid medications if you have any of the following symptoms because these products may make them worse. Tell the doctor right away if you develop: persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, blood/mucus in your stool.
Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in oral thrush or a new yeast infection. Contact the doctor if you notice white patches in your mouth, a change in vaginal discharge or other new symptoms.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
Clavor can commonly cause a mild rash that is usually not serious. However, you may not be able to tell it apart from a rare rash that could be a sign of a severe allergic reaction. Therefore, get medical help right away if you develop any rash.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact the doctor or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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Drugs that increase the risk of side effects from Clavor
Taking Clavor with certain medications raises your risk of side effects from Clavor. This is because the amount of Clavor 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 Clavor the same.
- Allopurinol: If you use these drugs together, you may develop a rash.
Why it’s used
Clavor is an antibiotic. It’s used to treat infections caused by a certain type of bacteria.
Clavor may be used as part of a combination therapy. This means you may need to take it with other medications.
Use In Patients With Mononucleosis
A high percentage of patients with mononucleosis who receive Clavor develop an erythematous skin rash. Thus Clavor should not be administered to patients with mononucleosis.