What is Amoxiclav?

Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid (INN) or co-amoxiclav (BAN) is an antibiotic useful for the treatment of a number of bacterial infections. It is a combination antibiotic consisting of amoxicillin trihydrate, a β-lactam antibiotic, and potassium clavulanate, a β-lactamase inhibitor. This combination results in an antibiotic with an increased spectrum of action and restored efficacy against amoxicillin-resistant bacteria that produce β-lactamase.

Side effects include an increased risk of yeast infections and diarrhea.

It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medications needed in a basic health system. Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid was developed at Beecham Pharmaceuticals and marketed under the trade name Augmentin. It is now available as a generic and marketed under a variety of trade names worldwide.

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Am 29w preg, having UTI, doctor gave me Co_ amoxiclav. is it safe for me and my baby?

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I understand your concerns.

You can take amoxiclav. If it's prescribed by your doctor please take it.


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Hi, I am just recovering from pneumonia which was slow to react to antibiotics. I am home now and am taking Co-amoxiclav 500/125 3 times a day. I...

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Side effect of amoxiclav

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Dear Ma'am, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns but amoxiclav...

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Can you take amaxo clav 500 mg and
Viagra ?

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Yes you can take both drugs simultaneously .

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Thanks for query .

There is no drug interaction between Amoxiclav...

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