AMOXIGARD 875 mg. 125 mg. 14 tablets
Amoxigard is an antibiotic and works by killing bacteria that cause infections. It contains two different medicines called amoxicillin and clavulanic acid.
Amoxicillin belongs to a group of medicines known as "penicillins" that action can sometimes be discontinued (inactivated). The other active component (clavulanic acid) does not allow this to happen.
Amoxigard is used in adults and children to treat the following infections:
infections of the middle ear and sinus;
respiratory tract infections;
urinary tract infections;
infections of skin and soft tissues, including dental infections;
infections of the bones and joints.
2. What you need to know before taking Amoxigard
Do not take Amoxigard:
if you are allergic to amoxicillin, clavulanic acid, penicillin or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6);
if you have ever had a severe allergic reaction to any other antibiotic. This can include a skin rash or swelling of the face or neck;
if you have ever had liver problems or jaundice (yellowing of the skin) while taking an antibiotic.
Do not take Amoxigard if any of the above statements apply to you.
If you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking Amoxigard.
Warnings and Precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Amoxigard if:
you have infectious mononucleosis (glandular fever);
are being treated for liver or kidney problems;
not urinate regularly.
If you are not sure if any of the above statements apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Amoxigard.
In certain cases, your doctor may perform tests of the type of bacteria causing your infection. Depending on the results you may be given a different strength Amoxigard or other medicine.
Conditions which must be taken
Amoxigard may worsen certain illnesses, or cause serious side effects. These include allergic reactions, convulsions (seizures), and inflammatory bowel disease. To reduce the risk of any problems, you need to track the emergence of certain symptoms while taking Amoxigard. See "Conditions that need to track 'in section 4.
Blood and urine
Tell the doctor or nurse that you are taking Amoxigard if you are blood tests (for the state of red blood cells or liver function tests) or urine tests (for glucose). This is necessary because Amoxigard may affect the results of these studies.
Other medicines and Amoxigard
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
If you are taking allopurinol (used for gout) with Amoxigard is more likely to experience allergic skin reactions.
If you are taking probenecid (used for gout), your doctor may decide to change the dose of Amoxigard.
May require additional blood tests if with Amoxigard are taking medications for preventing the formation of blood clots (such as warfarin).
Amoxigard can interfere with methotrexate (a drug used to treat cancer or rheumatic diseases).
Pregnancy and lactation
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or planning to become pregnant, ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.
Drive and work with machines
Amoxigard can have side effects and their symptoms can lead to discomfort when driving. Do not drive or operate machinery if you feel unwell.
3. How to take Amoxigard
Always take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Adults and children weighing 40 kg or more
The recommended dose is one tablet twice a day.
Higher dose - 1 tablet three times a day
Children weighing less than 40 kg
Children aged 6 years or less, it is preferable to be treated with the oral suspension or sachets of amoxycillin / clavulanic acid.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you give tablets Amoxigard children weighing less than 40 kg.
Patients with kidney and liver problems
If you have kidney problems, the dose can be changed. Your doctor may choose another concentration or another drug.
If you have liver problems, you may make more frequent blood tests to check how your liver is working.
Route of administration and method of administration
Swallow the tablets whole with a glass of water at the start of a meal or slightly before.
Allocate doses at regular intervals during the day, at least 4 hours. Do not take two doses within one hour.
Duration of treatment
Amoxigard not take for more than 2 weeks. If you still feel unwell you should go back to see the doctor.
The scoreline is only to facilitate breaking if it is difficult to swallow the tablet whole.
If you take more dose Amoxigard
If you take more dose Amoxigard, symptoms may include gastrointestinal irritation (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea) or convulsions. As soon as possible, consult with your doctor. Take your medicine cabinet to show the doctor.
If you forget to take Amoxigard
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not take the next dose too soon, but wait about four hours before you take it.
Do not take a double dose to make up.
If you stop taking Amoxigard
Keep taking Amoxigard to completion of treatment, even if you feel better. You need every dose to help fight infection. If some bacteria survive, it can resume the infection.
If you have further questions about the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Conditions you need to look:
inflammation of the blood vessels (vasculitis), which may be manifested as embossed red or purple spots on the skin, but can also affect other parts of the body;
fever, joint pain, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpit or groin;
swelling, sometimes covering the face or mouth (angioedema), causing difficulty breathing.
Consult a doctor if you experience any of these symptoms. Stop taking Amoxigard.
Inflammatory bowel disease
Inflammation of the large intestine, causing watery diarrhea usually with blood and mucus, stomach pain and / or fever.
Ask your doctor for advice as soon as possible if you get these symptoms.
Very common side effects
May affect more than 1 in 10 people:
diarrhea (in adults).
Common side effects
Affect up to 1 in 10 people:
candidiasis (candida - a yeast infection of the vagina, mouth or skin folds);
nausea, especially when taking high doses - If this happens, take Amoxigard before eating;
diarrhea (in children).
Uncommon side effects
May affect up to 1 in 100 people:
skin rash, itching;
raised itchy rash (hives);
Uncommon side effects that may show up in blood tests:
promotion of certain substances (enzymes), produced by the liver.
Rare side effects
May affect up to 1 in 1000 people:
skin rash with blisters and small round spots with dark central area surrounded by a bright field and dark loop - erythema multiforme.
Urgently consult a doctor if you notice any of these symptoms.
Rare side effects that may show up in blood tests:
low number of cells responsible for blood clotting;
low number of white blood cells.
Other side effects:
Very few people get other side effects, but their frequency is unknown.
Allergic reactions (see above);
Inflammatory bowel disease (see above);
Serious skin reactions:
widespread rash with blisters and peeling skin, particularly around the mouth, nose, eyes and genitals (Stevens-Johnson) and a more severe form, causing extensive peeling of the skin (more than 30% of the body surface - toxic epidermal necrolysis);
generalized red skin rash with small pustules (bullous exfoliative dermatitis);
red scaly rash with bumps and blisters (exanthematous pustulosis).
If you experience any of these symptoms, immediately consult a doctor:
liver inflammation (hepatitis);
jaundice caused by increases of bilirubin (a substance that is produced in the liver). Consequently, the skin and the whites of your eyes may appear yellow;
inflammation of the tubules of the kidneys;
delay blood clotting;
convulsions (in people taking high doses Amoxigard or those with kidney problems);
black tongue which looks pubescent;
staining of the teeth (in children), which is usually removed by washing.
Side effects that may show up in blood tests:
significantly reduce the numbers of white blood cells;
low number of red blood cells (hemolytic anemia);
crystals in urine.
If you get any side effects, tell your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible effects not listed in this leaflet.
5. How to store Amoxigard
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date stated on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not store above 25 ° C.
Store in the original package in order to protect from light.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. Contents of the pack and other information
The active compounds are amoxycillin and clavulanic acid. Each tablet contains 1004,3 mg amoxicillin trihydrate (Amoxicillin trihydrate), equivalent to 875 mg amoxicillin (Amoxicillin) and 148,9 mg potassium clavulanate (Potassium clavulanate), equivalent to 125 mg clavulanic acid (Clavulanic acid).
Other ingredients are: microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycolate, silica, colloidal anhydrous, povidone, Eudragit E100, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, titanium dioxide (E 171), macrogol 400, talc.