Amox TR-K CLV
Amox TR-K CLV is a very effective antibacterial tablet which consist Amoxicillin & clavulanic acid.
What exactly is Amox TR-K CLV?
Amox TR-K CLV is a generic name for the combination of Amoxicillin & Potassium salt of Clavulanic acid. The most common brand used is Augumentin.
This is antibiotic is being used worldwide to treat varieties of bacterial infections. It is important to understand that Amox TR-K CLV is antibacterial agent and does not kill Viruses. It is not an anti-viral tablet & will not be useful in viral infections.[adsense float=’center’]
How does Amox TR-K CLV works & kills bacterias?
Amoxicillin is an antibiotic from Penicillin group and can be taken orally to kill bacterial infections of skin, ear, throat, urinary tract as well as tonsillitis, bronchitis, sinusitis, pneumonia, UTI etc.
Clavulanic acid is a β-lactamase inhibitor. Many bacteria secrets β-lactamase enzyme to inactivate effect of most of the antibiotics from Penicillin group. So giving plain penicillin type antibiotics become useless until and unless it is combined with clavulanic acid to inhibit secretion of β-lactamase enzyme from bacteria.
So in short clavulanic acid inhibits beta lactamase enzyme in a bacteria and help Amoxicillin to enter in the bacteria, Amoxicillin further reduces protein synthesis in bacteria which eventually stops its growth and leads to death of bacteria.
How to use Amox TR-K CLV?
Never use Amox TR-K CLV as a self-medication option. Use it only when your physician asks you to take it. Physician even provides a proper dose that will be suitable for your age and weight.
Follow the directions given by your physician or take this tablet by mouth with help of cup of water or milk. Always remember to have a meal or some snacks prior to taking this medication.
It is recommended to take this tablet every 8 to 12 hourly or as prescribed by a doctor. Following a proper dose schedule allows body to maintain the level of drug in blood stream.
For better results, take Amox tr-k clv at the same time each day.
It is mandatory to complete the full regimen of this medicine as prescribed by physician. Even though you feel better after couple of dosage never stop or miss the remaining dosage of this medicine. Doing so can cause bacteria to grow further or may cause anti-biotic resistance in bacteria and in future this antibiotic might not work well to treat the same infection.
What are the most common side effects of Amox TR-K CLV?
As like many other antibiotics this medication also causes some side effects.
Nausea and vomiting – this antibiotic may cause nausea and vomiting in some persons, to avoid this take these pills with meal or some snacks. Taking this medicine after food reduces the chances of stomach upset and stomach pain.
Diarrhoea – Loose motions is one of the most common side effects of this drug which is observed by many patients who took this medicine orally. Our gastro-intestinal track is full of useful bacteria that help to boost our immunity but once you ingest this medicine this natural bacterial flora of our gut also get killed & leads to diarrhoea.
Allergic reactions – Serious allergic reaction to Amox TR-K CLV is rare but few people may experience some allergic reactions to this drug. It may include skin rashes, itching, dizziness etc. Consult your doctor immediately in such instances. To avoid allergic reactions give your doctor all possible history about body and previous allergic reactions if you have any.
These are few common side effects of this medicine while there are many rare side effects that can appear once you start regimen of Amoxicillin. If you experience any please contact your doctor immediately.
What will happen if I miss a dose?
It’s common to miss a dose of medicine.
If you miss a dose of Amoxicillin then check the watch and find out how many hours are due for next dose. If you just missed your does an hour ago then take it.
If it is the time for your next dose then skips the missed dose, nothing serious will happen. But remember to take your next dose on time and try not to forget them.
What happens if I overdose with Amoxicillin?
Seek medical attention immediately. Talk to your doctor or approach your nearest ER or call poison control centre.
What precautions should I take while takin Amox TR-K CLV?
Before you start this medicine you should talk to your physician about following points.
- Give complete information about your allergies to your doctor. If you are allergic to any penicillin derived antibiotics then you should not be taking Amoxicillin.
- Give past history of any major disease you suffered from like jaundice, kidney diseases, liver diseases etc.
- If you are taking some other medications on regular basis then provide the list to your doctor of all medicine that you are taking every day.
- Store the tablets at room temperature & away from moisture & heat.
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