Amoxicillin is used to treat bacterial infections of the respiratory tract, genital and urinary tract, skin and soft tissue, ear, nose and throat, heart, blood, teeth, and gums.
The common side effects are diarrhea, urge to vomit, and vomiting, skin rash. You may also experience diarrhea, stomach upset, seizures, decrease in white blood cells, prolonged bleeding time, swelling, hypersensitivity, stomach pain or severe diarrhea (possibly with bleeding), yellow eyes or skin, flu, loss of appetite, unusual bleeding of skin or bruising or skin discoloration, rashes and itching, blistering of the skin, mouth, eyes, or genitals, wheezing, difficulty in breathing, feeling dizzy, swelling of face, neck or tongue, pain or burning while urinating with darker urine.
Warfarin, probenecid, allopurinol, and methotrexate are known to cause increased blood level of amoxicillin. Amoxicillin decreases the effects of chloramphenicol and oral contraceptives. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.
MECHANISM OF ACTION
Amoxicillin kills bacteria by interfering with the production of the bacterial cell wall. As a result, the bacterial cell wall is weakened, the cell swells and then ruptures.
Clavulanic acid is used to increase the effect of certain antibiotics (amoxicillin) to treat bacterial infections of the respiratory tract, urinary tract, ear, nose and throat, skin and soft tissues, bone and joints, and to prevent infections after surgery. It is never used alone to treat infections.
When used in combination with antibiotics like amoxicillin, the common side effects are diarrhea, inflammation of the large intestine, causing diarrhea with blood and mucus in stools, stomach pain, fever, thrush (fungal infection of the vagina, mouth and skin folds), urge to vomit, vomiting, hypersensitivity reactions like fever, skin rash and hives (red, itchy bumps on skin), liver dysfunction and toxicity, and jaundice.
Clavulanic acid is known to interact with other drugs like methotrexate, probenicid, ethinyl estradiol, aminoglycosides (gentamycin, streptomycin, and neomycin). Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.
MECHANISM OF ACTION
Clavulanic acid blocks the activity of a chemical (beta-lactamase), which is secreted by bacteria to protect themselves from antibiotic drugs like amoxicillin, thereby allowing the antibiotics to act against the bacteria.
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