How to take it
Swallow Clavumox capsules whole with a drink of water. Do not chew or break them.
Clavumox is available as a liquid for children and people who find it difficult to swallow tablets.
If you or your child are taking Clavumox as a liquid, it will usually be made up for you by your pharmacist. The medicine will come with a plastic syringe or spoon to help you measure out the right dose.
If you don't have one, ask your pharmacist for one. Do not use a kitchen teaspoon as it will not give the right amount.
Probenecid decreases the renal tubular secretion of Clavumox. Concurrent use of Clavumox and probenecid may result in increased and prolonged blood levels of Clavumox.
Fast facts on Clavumox
Here are some key points about Clavumox. More information is in the main article.
- Clavumox works by preventing bacteria from growing, and killing them.
- Clavumox can treat infections caused by bacteria but not those caused by viruses.
- It can be used with other medications to treat some stomach ulcers.
- Common adverse effects include diarrhea, candidiasis, and tooth discoloration.
- Patients should always discuss their current state of health and medical history with their doctor before starting a course of Clavumox.
Unusually weak or tired
Fatigue is a feeling of weariness, tiredness, or lack of energy.
Fatigue is different from drowsiness. In general, drowsiness is feeling the need to sleep, while fatigue is a lack of energy and motivation. Drowsiness and apathy (a feeling of indifference or not caring about what happens) can be symptoms that go along with fatigue.
If your fatigue falls under the category of “excessive tiredness,” this is a serious side effect. It’s uncommon, but you should still consult your doctor immediately. This can happen when the nervous system is affected.
If you’re just tired, take some time to rest, take things easy, and get enough sleep. Try to reduce stress.
When taking Clavumox to combat an infection, it’s normal to feel tired. However, if you’re excessively tired to the point of feeling weak, faint, or struggling to stay awake, get medical attention.
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Clavumox is sometimes used to get rid of Helicobacter pylori. This is an infection often found in people with stomach ulcers. If you are prescribed it for this reason, you will also be prescribed other medicines to take alongside it.
Q: How do you take Clavumox-potassium clavulanate?
A: Augmentin is an oral antibacterial combination consisting of the semisynthetic antibiotic Clavumox and the ?-lactamase inhibitor, clavulanate potassium (the potassium salt of clavulanic acid). Clavumox 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.
Q: Someone told me that Fish Mox, that can be found in pet stores, is the same thing as Clavumox, except that it's not as pure. Is this true? Also, can Fish Mox be harmful to humans?
A: Clavumox is an antibiotic used to treat infections in humans. Fish Mox is an antibiotic sold in pet stores that contains Clavumox. Fish Mox has not been approved for human use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Fish Mox should only be used for its intended purpose, which is to treat infections in fish. It appears to be used by emptying the capsule into the water in the fish tank. According to the Department of Defense (DOD), humans should not take antibiotics made for fish. Taking these products may be dangerous. According to the DOD, there are several reasons for not using these products in humans. Human antibiotics require a prescription from a health care professional after a diagnosis of an infection has been made. People treating themselves, may not have the correct diagnosis, and therefore possibly the incorrect treatment. When people take antibiotics for conditions that do not warrant their use, this may contribute to antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance can occur when a bacteria becomes resistant to certain antibiotics making the infection harder to treat. People also run the risk of an allergic reaction to the animal antibiotics. Prolonged use of antibiotics without supervision of a health care provider may also lead to changes in intestinal flora, which can lead to an overgrowth of yeast in the body. Also, according to the DOD, components in the animal medication may not be the same as the human form, and may interfere with absorption of the medication, which may lead to incorrect dosing. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications, particularly before taking any action. Kristen Dore, PharmD
Normal urine is often a pale or straw yellow color. When urine color strays from this color, it is considered abnormal. Abnormally colored urine may be cloudy, dark, or blood-tinged.
Any changes in urine color, or the presence of an abnormal urine color that cannot be linked to the consumption of a food or drug, should be reported to your doctor. This is particularly important if it happens for longer than a day or two, or you have repeated episodes.
Dark urine can be caused by Clavumox due to changes in blood, liver, and/or kidney function. Renal toxicity is rare (occurring in approximately .03 percent of patients), but when it does occur, it can be serious.
Those at risk for kidney complications in particular should not use Clavumox to prevent this side effect and potential kidney damage. Your doctor can prescribe another type of antibiotic.
If you are prescribed Clavumox, make sure to only take the prescribed dose within the amount of time that is suggested by your doctor. It’s also important to drink the recommended requirement of water.
Dark urine is a severe side effect of Clavumox. Talk to your doctor if you experience changes in your urine.
Clavumox is a widely-used antibiotic drug. It belongs to the penicillin group of drugs and is prescribed to treat certain infections that are caused by bacteria.
It can also be used alongside other medications to treat stomach ulcers caused by H. pylori infection.
In the United States (U.S.), its brand names include Larotid, Amoxil, DisperMox, Moxilin, and Trimox.
Before taking Clavumox,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to Clavumox; penicillin antibiotics; cephalosporin antibiotics such as cefaclor, cefadroxil, cefazolin (Ancef, Kefzol), cefepime (Maxipime), cefixime (Suprax), cefotaxime (Claforan), cefotetan, cefoxitin (Mefoxin), cefpodoxime, cefprozil, ceftaroline (Teflaro), ceftazidime (Fortaz, Tazicef, in Avycaz), ceftibuten, ceftriaxone, cefuroxime (Ceftin, Zinacef), and cephalexin (Keflex); any other medications; or any of the ingredients in Clavumox capsules, tablets, or suspension. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: allopurinol (Lopurin, Zyloprim), other antibiotics, anticoagulants ('blood thinners') such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven), oral contraceptives, and probenecid (Probalan, in Col-Probenecid). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- tell your doctor if you have mononucleosis (a virus; also called 'mono') and if you have or have ever had kidney disease, allergies, asthma, hay fever, or hives.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while taking Clavumox, call your doctor.
- if you have phenylketonuria (PKU, an inherited condition in which a special diet must be followed to prevent mental retardation), you should know that some Clavumox chewable tablets are sweetened with aspartame that forms phenylalanine.
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Why it’s used
Clavumox is an antibiotic. It’s used to treat infections caused by a certain type of bacteria.
Clavumox may be used as part of a combination therapy. This means you may need to take it with other medications.
Q: Is it okay to mix Clavumox with formula so my baby drinks it all? He is 2 months old.
A: Yes, it is fine to mix Clavumox 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
Clavumox is stable in the presence of gastric acid and is rapidly absorbed after oral administration. The effect of food on the absorption of Clavumox from the tablets and suspension of AMOXIL has been partially investigated; 400-mg and 875-mg formulations have been studied only when administered at the start of a light meal.
Orally administered doses of 250-mg and 500-mg Clavumox capsules result in average peak blood levels 1 to 2 hours after administration in the range of 3.5 mcg/mL to 5.0 mcg/mL and 5.5 mcg/mL to 7.5 mcg/mL, respectively.
Mean Clavumox pharmacokinetic parameters from an open, two-part, single-dose crossover bioequivalence study in 27 adults comparing 875 mg of AMOXIL with 875 mg of AUGMENTIN® (Clavumox/clavulanate potassium) showed that the 875-mg tablet of AMOXIL produces an AUC0-∞ of 35.4 ± 8.1 mcg•hr/mL and a Cmax of 13.8 ± 4.1 mcg/mL. Dosing was at the start of a light meal following an overnight fast.
Orally administered doses of Clavumox suspension, 125 mg/5 mL and 250 mg/5 mL, result in average peak blood levels 1 to 2 hours after administration in the range of 1.5 mcg/mL to 3.0 mcg/mL and 3.5 mcg/mL to 5.0 mcg/mL, respectively.
Oral administration of single doses of 400-mg chewable tablets and 400 mg/5 mL suspension of AMOXIL to 24 adult volunteers yielded comparable pharmacokinetic data:
Table 3: Mean Pharmacokinetic Parameters of Clavumox (400 mg chewable tablets and 400 mg/5 mL suspension) in Healthy Adults
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE YOUR MEDICINE
Do not take this medicine and consult your doctor if the answer to any of the following is yes:
- You have ever had a bad reaction or allergy to any penicillin-type antibiotic You have ever had a skin rash or swelling of the face or neck or shortness of breath when taking any antibiotic You are allergic to any of the ingredients contained in this medicine
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine if:
- You suffer from kidney disease or kidney problems, as you may require a lower dose than normal
- You have glandular fever
Taking other medicines
Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have recently taken any other medicines even those not prescribed by a doctor.
In particular tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following:
- The contraceptive pill (in which case you will have to take extra contraceptive measures such as using a condom)
- Anticoagulants e.g. Warfarin, Phenindione
- Chemotherapy drugs e.g. Methotrexate
- Drugs used to treat gout (which can be caused by the build up of uric acid) e.g. Probenecid, Allopurinol, Sulfinpyrazone
- Some other antibiotics (e.g. Neomycin and tetracyclines can reduce the effect of Clavumox)
- Oral typhoid vaccine (may not work if taken with Clavumox)
- Some penicillins may increase the effects of muscle relaxing drugs given as part of an anaesthetic for surgery. Tell the doctor you are taking Clavumox if you need to have an anaesthetic.
Having urine or blood tests
If you are having urine tests for diabetes (sugar in the urine) or blood tests for liver function let the doctor know. Clavumox can affect the results of these tests.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Check with your doctor before you take this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
NDC 43598-005-01 Bottles of 100 NDC 43598-005-05 Bottles of 500
Tablets: Each tablet contains 500 mg or 875 mg Clavumox as the trihydrate. Each film-coated, capsule-shaped, pink tablet is debossed with AMOXIL centered over 500 or 875, respectively. The 875-mg tablet is scored on the reverse side.