Co-Amoxiclav Dispersible Tablets BP– This medicine comes in the branding of AMOBIK-KID DT and belongs to a class of antibiotics called penicillin antibiotics. This medicine consists of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid. Amoxicillin is used for destroying the outer protein layer by killing bacteria. Clavulanic acid is an enzyme beta-lactamase that helps prevent bacteria from destroying the efficacy of amoxicillin. Clavulanic mainly helps to kill bacteria by amoxicillin.
Co-Amoxiclav Dispersible Tablets BP does not work against infection due to viruses including flu and colds. The tablets stop bacteria from breaking down amoxicillin, allowing the antibiotic to work better. It is prescribed for sinus infections, urine infections, skin infections, joint infections, and some dental infections. It is also given before some surgical operations, to prevent an infection from developing.
Uses of Co-Amoxiclav Dispersible Tablets BP
This medicine helps in preventing various bacterial infections(in adults and children). This medicine is also available in oral liquid medicine and injection because it may be easy to consume for all age groups. Sometimes amoxicillin makes less effective bacteria that are able to produce a chemical. The second ingredient of this medicine helps to stop this from happening. Clavulanic acid stops the chemical produced by the bacteria from working, and this allows amoxicillin to kill the bacteria. This tablet is more effective in many bacterial infections.
- Sinus infections
- Urine infection
- Skin infection
- Joints infections
- Dental infections
Direction for use
- Before you start the treatment, read the manufacturer’s printed information leaflet from inside the pack.
- Take co-amoxiclav exactly as your doctor tells you to. It is usually taken three times daily, every eight hours.
- Try to drink plenty of water while you are taking it, to help keep your kidneys working well. You can take your doses before or after food.
- If you forget your dose, do not take two doses at the same time to make up for a forgotten dose.
- Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.
- Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.
Side effects of this medicine
The table below contains some of the most common ones associated with co-amoxiclav. You will find a full list in the manufacturer’s information leaflet supplied with your medicine. The unwanted effects often improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine, but speak with your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following continue or become troublesome.
- Redness and Itching in the mouth
- This medicine is for you. Never give it to other people even if their condition appears to be the same as yours.
- It is not harmful for your babies but it is important to inform your doctor if you are pregnant or a breastfeeding mother.
- If you have ever had an allergic reaction to a penicillin antibiotic then tell your doctor before using it.
- If you have any problems with the way your liver works or problems with the way your kidneys work. Then inform your doctor about taking any other medicine.
Frequently Asked Questions about Co-Amoxiclav Dispersible Tablets BP
Can it be safe for breastfeeding mothers?
This medication passes into breast milk. If you are a nursing mother, consult your doctor before taking it.
Can I drive after consuming my dose?
No, these tablets can cause dizziness in some people, so it may affect your ability to drive.
Can I take it for caught, flu, and cold conditions?
No, it does not treat a viral infection, so consult the doctor to know if you need this medicine for your condition.
I am feeling sick, can it be because of these tablets?
Yes, it may be because of some side effects of your dose. You can reduce this by taking your doses at a mealtime