What is Co-Amoxiclav?
Co-amoxiclav belongs to the group of the penicillin antibiotics. It is a broad-spectrum antibiotic and inhibits the growth of bacteria. Doctors prescribe it for children and adults for, among other things, the following diseases:
- Respiratory infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Infections of the skin
The active ingredients in Co-Amoxiclav are amoxicillin and clavulanic acid.
This drug kills different types of bacteria.
How should you use Co-Amoxiclav
Depending on the symptoms for which Co-Amoxiclav has been prescribed, the usual dose is 2 or 3 times daily for 5 to 10 days. It is important that the intake of the drug is distributed over the course of the day in order to get the best effect of the preparation. If you take it 3 times a day, it should be at 7:00a.m., 3:00p.m. and 11 p.m. making it 3 periods of 8 hours between pills. You can take Co-Amoxiclav before, during or after taking a meal with a glass of water. Swallow it whole and do not chew. Always pay attention to the package directions of the drug and the right dosage. Use it always regularly.
It is important that you fully complete the course of treatment. Even if you may think, your symptoms are gone. Bacteria may remain in your body. Therefore, you usually should take the tablets one to three days after the disappearance of symptoms. Your problems may otherwise return with all the symptoms. Do not stop taking Co-Amoxiclav suddenly; if you think you have side effects, stop only after consultation with the doctor.
Side effects of co-amoxiclav
Like all medicines, Co-Amoxiclav has side effects. However, it does not mean, that they necessarily have to occur.
The main side effects at a glance:
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Dry mouth
- Fungal infections of the mouth or vagina, because the natural balance is disturbed
Most side effects disappear within a few days.
Pregnancy / breastfeeding
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult with the doctor, if this medicine is suitable for you at this time.
Additional information on co-amoxiclav
Co-amoxiclav is available in versions of 250/125 and 500/125th
Store Co-Amoxiclav at room temperature in the original packaging, so that it remains protected from light and moisture.
Do not use this medicine after the expiration date on the package. You can find this under Exp.