Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by Michelle Simmons
Clavulanate, also known as clavulanic acid, fights bacteria that are resistant to penicillin and other antibiotics. It has only weak antibacterial activity against most organisms if administered alone, which is why it is often combined with amoxicillin in many antibiotic preparations. It works by inhibiting bacteria from destroying amoxicillin. It is combined with amoxicillin for the treatment of certain infections caused by bacteria, such as infections of the ears, lungs, sinus, skin, and urinary tract. In particular, it is used to treat sinusitis, pneumonia, ear infections, bronchitis, and urinary tract infections.
The combination of amoxicillin and clavulanate is available in forms of a tablet, a chewable tablet, and a suspension (liquid) to be taken orally. It is typically taken with a meal or a snack every eight hours or three times a day, or every 12 hours, or twice a day.
The common side effects of clavulanate in combination with amoxicillin include the following:
Clavulanate in combination with amoxicillin can also cause serious side effects that may need immediate medical attention. These include:
The body systems harmed by clavulanate, in combination with amoxicillin include the digestive, integumentary, immune, excretory, urinary, nervous, and respiratory systems.
The food items that may help prevent the side effects of clavulanate, particularly diarrhea, include broth-based soups, bananas, oatmeal, psyllium husks, and white rice.
Natural treatments for the side effects of clavulanate, particularly diarrhea, include drinking plenty of water and eating a bland diet.
Clavulanate, also known as clavulanic acid, fights bacteria that are resistant to penicillin and other antibiotics.
Clavulanate is combined with amoxicillin for the treatment of certain infections caused by bacteria, such as sinusitis, pneumonia, ear infections, bronchitis, skin infections, and urinary tract infections.
Clavulanate commonly causes side effects, such as diarrhea, mild skin rash, upset stomach, and vomiting.
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