The combination of amoxicillin and potassium clavulanate is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that eliminates various types of bacteria, helping treat infections in the respiratory, urinary and skin systems, for example.
This antibiotic is produced by the laboratories of Glaxo Smith Kline, under the trade name Clavulin, and can be purchased from pharmacies in the form of tablets after prescription. In addition, it can also be used as an injection or oral suspension in the hospital.
The price of Clavulin can vary between 30 and 200 reais, depending on the dosage of the medicine and the amount of the package.
This antibiotic with amoxicillin and potassium clavulanate is indicated to treat:
Since this antibiotic is only effective for bacteria sensitive to amoxicillin or potassium clavulanate, its use should always be recommended by a physician.
Clavulin should only be used by adults or children over 12 years of age in the form of tablets. The recommended dose is usually:
To avoid stomach pain, tablets should be taken preferably during or after a meal.
The combination of amoxicillin and potassium clavulanate in the form of oral suspension or injection should only be used in the hospital under the guidance of a health care professional as there is a high risk of overdose.
The use of Clavulin can cause some side effects such as candidiasis, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, inflammation of the vagina, headache and poor digestion, as well as itching and redness on the skin.
This antibiotic decreases the absorption of some substances in the intestine and, therefore, decreases the effect of the contraceptive pill. Therefore, it is recommended to use other contraceptive methods, such as condoms, during treatment.
This combination of amoxicillin and potassium clavulanate should not be used by pregnant women in the first trimester of pregnancy, people who are allergic to penicillin or patients with impaired liver function.