About Clavam 300 mg Injection
Clavam 300 mg Injection belongs to a group of antibiotics known as penicillin combination. It is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that works against various types of bacteria. Clavam 300 mg Injection is made up of two medicines: Amoxicillin (the active part of antibiotic) and Clavulanic acid (that boosts the efficacy of the amoxicillin). Clavam 300 mg Injection is generally prescribed to prevent middle ear and sinus infections, throat or lung respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, skin infections, soft tissue infections, dental infections, joint and bone infections.
Infectious or harmful bacteria can make you sick and reproduce quickly in your body. These harmful bacteria produce chemicals known as toxins, which can damage tissue and make you sick. Amoxicillin acts by destroying the outer protein layer, thereby killing the bacteria (bactericidal). Clavulanic acid inhibits the enzyme beta-lactamase that prevents bacteria from destroying the efficacy of amoxicillin. As a result, the action of Clavulanic acid allows Amoxicillin to work better and kill the bacteria. Clavam 300 mg Injection does not work against infections caused by viruses, including cold and flu.
Clavam 300 mg Injection should be taken as prescribed by your doctor, preferably with a meal to avoid stomach upset and at fixed intervals every day for best results. The dose of Clavam 300 mg Injection can vary depending upon your condition and the severity of the infection. Also, it is recommended to complete the course of medicine even if you feel better as it is an antibiotic, and leaving it in between may lead to even severe infection that will, in fact, stop responding to the antibiotic as well (antibiotic resistance). The common side effects of Clavam 300 mg Injection include vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea. Everyone need not experience the above side effects. In case of any discomfort, speak with a doctor.
Before starting Clavam 300 mg Injection, please inform your doctor if you have any allergy (against any antibiotic), kidney or liver problems. Do not take Clavam 300 mg Injection on your own as self-medication may lead to antibiotic resistance in which antibiotics fail to act against specific bacterial infections.
Uses of Clavam 300 mg Injection
Clavam 300 mg Injection is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that covers a very wide range of bacterial infections. Clavam 300 mg Injection has the advantage of having Clavulanic acid, which protects amoxicillin from getting destroyed by the bacterial enzyme increasing its efficacy. Besides this, it helps overcome antibiotic resistance in bacteria caused by the enzyme which destroys amoxicillin (beta-lactamase). This makes the drug effective in multiple infections like ear infections (acute otitis media), bronchitis, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, skin infections, etc. It can be used safely in children, pregnancy, and breastfeeding if taken at the prescription of the doctor.
Directions for Use
Side Effects of Clavam 300 mg Injection
Most of the side effects of Clavam 300 mg Injection do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor. Some common side effects of Clavam 300 mg Injection are vomiting, diarrhoea, indigestion, etc. Some people may be allergic to the penicillin group of antibiotics. So a ‘sensitivity test’ may be required before use. Inform your doctor if you are allergic to any antibiotic or the penicillin group of antibiotics in particular. Everyone doesn’t need to experience the above side effects. In case of any discomfort, speak with your doctor.
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
After taking Clavam 300 mg Injection, if you have an allergy-like symptom, including rash, swelling of the face/lips/throat, difficulty in breathing, or tightness in the chest, immediately contact your doctor. Do not take Clavam 300 mg Injection if you have an allergy to Clavam 300 mg Injection, penicillin or cephalosporin class of antibiotics as it may cause skin rash, itching, and difficulty in breathing. People having a liver disease or jaundice (yellowing of skin/eye) should not take Clavam 300 mg Injection, as it can damage your liver severely. You may have diarrhea in some cases, which can be managed by taking it with any probiotics and plenty of fluids.
- Drug-Drug Interaction: Care should be exercised when Clavam 300 mg Injection is administered in combination with gout medicine (allopurinol, probenecid), blood thinner (warfarin), anticancer, or anti-arthritis drug (methotrexate), and drug to prevent organ transplant (mycophenolate mofetil).
- Drug-Food Interaction: Avoid taking eating high-fat meal as this make harder for your body to absorb Clavam 300 mg Injection.
- Drug-Disease Interaction: People affected with liver disease (like jaundice), glandular fever (viral infection with fever and sore throat), colitis (bowel disease that affects the large intestine, causing irritation, inflammation, and ulcers in the colon) should not take Clavam 300 mg Injection.