DONCLAV-STF Tablets are the combination prescription antibiotic of Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium. Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic that withstands bacteria in the body. Clavulanate potassium is a beta-lactamase inhibitor that helps in removing certain bacteria from becoming resistant to amoxicillin.
These Tablets are an effective solution for many different infections caused by bacteria, such as pneumonia, ear infections, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, and infections of the skin as it helps in stopping the growth of bacteria. Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium tablets are prescribed by the doctors after looking at the consumer condition, so one should take the treatment advice by them only.
- Amoxicillin is used to treat many different types of infection caused by bacteria, such as tonsillitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, and infections of the ear, nose, throat, skin, or urinary tract.
- Potassium Clavulanate is a beta-lactamase inhibitor. It works by blocking an enzyme (beta lactamase) produced by bacteria to inactivate antibiotics. This reduces resistance and enhances the activity of antibiotics against bacteria.
Directions For Use
- Take it with or without food as advised by the doctor.
- Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water.
- Do not break, crush or chew it.
- This medication is usually taken every 8 or 12 hours.
- Take it at the same time(s) every day.
- Continue to take Amoxycilln and Potassium Clavulanate Tablets until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days.
- Keep it away from sunlight.
- Keep out of the reach of children.
- Store in a cool and dry place.
- It is best to avoid alcohol while taking medication.
- During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
- Before using this medication, tell the doctor, if you have any history of liver or kidney impairment.
- Amoxycilln and Potassium Clavulanate Tablets may cause live bacterial vaccines (such as typhoid vaccine) to not work well. Tell your health care professional before having any immunizations/vaccinations.
- Avoid the consumption of while taking this medicine.
- Abdominal and stomach cramps
- Bad taste in the mouth
- Diaper rash (infant)
- Diarrhea (mild)
- Loss of appetite
- Unusual tiredness or weakness
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are amoxicillin and potassium clavulanate strong antibiotics?
By itself, potassium clavulanate only has weak antibacterial activity, but when used together with amoxicillin, it extends its spectrum so that it may be used to treat infections caused by beta-lactamase-producing organisms.
When is the best time to take this composition?
Take this medication by mouth with a meal or snack as directed by your doctor. Depending on your specific product, this medication is usually taken every 8 or 12 hours. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
How many days does it take for this tablet to work?
Peak concentrations are usually seen within 1.5 hours of a dose of this tablet; however, it may take up to 48 hours of dosing for a clinical improvement to be seen.
Can I take amoxicillin at bedtime?
Try to space the doses evenly throughout the day. If you take it 3 times a day, this could be first thing in the morning, mid-afternoon and at bedtime. You can take amoxicillin before or after food.