Clavam 1.2gm Injection
Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection is an antibiotic containing Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid. This antibiotic is given as an injection to treat different types of bacterial infections of the throat, lungs, ears, nose, urinary tract, and skin. Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection is also used with other medications to kill Helicobacter pylori bacteria that cause stomach ulcers. It is not effective against infections caused by viruses or fungus.
Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection use may lead to side effects like diarrhoea, skin rash, pain at the injection site, headache, weakness, and dizziness. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects persist or worsen. Inform your doctor if you are allergic to penicillin or any other antibiotic. Avoid driving vehicles or operating machines if you feel dizzy or sleepy after receiving this medicine.
Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection is injected into a muscle or into a vein. Your doctor will determine how often the injections should be given based on the severity and location of the infection. Once an antibiotic is started, it is always recommended to finish the entire course of treatment.
Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection can be given to both adults and children, but only by a healthcare professional in a hospital setting. Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection is given only when taking the antibiotic orally is not possible or the infection is severe. Sometimes, this medicine may be followed by oral form (tablets or capsules) of this antibiotic when recovery is seen by an injection.
Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection may not be safe in certain conditions. Inform your doctor if you have/had any medical conditions such as liver, kidney or heart problems and also about other medications being taken before receiving Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection. Also, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding.
Major & minor side effects for Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection
Allergic Skin Reaction
Easy bruising and bleeding
Nausea or vomiting
Altered sense of taste
Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
Black or tarry stools
Muscle or joint pain
Pain at injection site
Uses of Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection
What is it prescribed for?
Sinusitis is the swelling of membranes that line your nose and surrounding sinuses (hollow, air-filled spaces behind the face). It is often caused by bacteria and sometimes, viruses and fungi. You may experience a stuffed nose and pain or pressure behind your eyes, nose, cheeks, or forehead. Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection is used to treat bacterial sinusitis.
Lower Respiratory Tract Infection
Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection is used to treat the following lung infections:
1. Pneumonia:- It is an infection of the air sacs in your lungs (either single or both lungs). It can be bacterial and viral. This medicine is used to treat pneumonia caused by bacteria.
2. Bronchitis:- It is the swelling and irritation of bronchial tubes that regulates air passage in your lungs. It is used to treat bronchitis caused by bacteria.
Acute otitis media
Acute otitis media (AOM), is an infection of your middle ear (the area behind the eardrum), common in infants and young children. Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection is used to treat acute otitis media caused by bacteria.
Pharyngitis and tonsillitis are infections that cause swelling and soreness in your throat and tonsils. Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection is used to treat pharyngitis, tonsillitis, and/or pharyngotonsillitis (when the infection affects both, the throat and the tonsils).
Skin and soft tissue infections occur when the bacteria invade the skin and its supporting structures. Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection is used to treat all skin infections including abscess caused by bacteria.
Urinary Tract Infection
An infection in any part of your urinary system- the kidneys, bladder, ureters (tubes that properly urine from the kidney to the bladder), or urethra (lower opening of the urinary bladder) is called urinary tract infections (UTIs). UTIs are caused by bacteria and in some cases, viruses or fungi. Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection is used to treat urinary tract infections caused by bacteria.
Bone and Joint infections
Osteomyelitis is a type of infection of the bone and septic arthritis is a type of infection in a joint. These infections can occur due to a bone/joint injury or through blood by which bacteria, viruses, or fungi invade a bone/joint. Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection is used for the treatment of osteomyelitis and septic arthritis caused by bacteria.
When not to use?
Avoid receiving Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.
Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection should be avoided for use if you have/had cholestasis (a condition where the normal flow of bile from the liver is interrupted)
Avoid using Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection if you have a history of liver problems associated with the use of this combination.
Warnings for special population
Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection is generally safe in pregnancy to treat bacterial infections. It is not known to cause birth defects when taken by pregnant women. However, it is always better to consult your doctor before receiving this medicine.
Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection is safe to use during breastfeeding. It is not known to be harmful to breastfeeding women. It passes into breast milk in very low levels that are not expected to cause adverse effects in breastfed infants. However, it is always better to consult your doctor before receiving this medicine.
Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection can cause diarrhoea because it may also kill the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine. Get emergency medical help if you experience severe diarrhoea that is watery or bloody.
Finish your entire course of treatment with Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection, even if the condition gets better to avoid antibiotic resistance (a condition where bacteria develop immunity to overcome the ability of antibiotics to kill them).
Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection may increase liver enzyme levels and cause liver swelling. If you have liver problems, you need special consideration while taking Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection due to the risk of liver damage. Your doctor may adjust the dose of this injection and may closely monitor your liver functioning if required, based on your clinical condition.
Form and method of administration
Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection is generally administered either by slow intravenous injection over a period of 3-4 minutes or by intravenous infusion over a period of 30-40 minutes. It is not suitable for intramuscular administration.
Driving and operating machine
Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection may cause side effects that could affect your ability to drive. Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection may cause side effects such as allergic reactions, dizziness or fits that may make you inefficient to drive vehicles or operate machines.
Since Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection is given in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of missing a dose is very low.
Since Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection is given in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the chances of an overdose are very low. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by your doctor if an overdose is suspected.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
People with mononucleosis (kissing disease) may develop a maculopapular skin rash after 5-10 days of treatment with this medicine that resolves within days of discontinuing the use. Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection may not be appropriate medicine in people with mononucleosis.
Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection can kill the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and lead to diarrhoea. Therefore, use this medicine with extreme caution if you have colitis (swelling of the colon’s inner lining).
Special consideration is needed while receiving Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection if you have kidney problems as there is a risk of kidney damage. Dose adjustment will be done by your doctor based on your clinical condition.
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Urine Sugar Test (Benedict’s of Fehling’s reagent)
High urine concentrations of Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection might give a false-positive result for the urine glucose test (test to determine the presence of sugar in the urine). Inform your doctor or lab technician about the use of this medicine.
This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.
Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection should be given by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical or hospital setting.
Finish the prescribed course, even if you start feeling better. Stopping it early may lead to a recurrence of the infection and make it difficult to treat.
Diarrhoea may occur as a side effect. Taking probiotics (good bacteria that keep you healthy) along with Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection may help.
Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.
Stop taking Clavam (1000/200 mg) Injection and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.