MEDOCLAV 875 mg. 125 mg. 14 tablets
Medoclav is an antibiotic and works by killing bacteria that cause infections. It contains two different medicines known as amoxicillin and clavulanic acid. Amoxicillin belongs to a group of medicines known as "penicillin", but it can sometimes be prevented him to act. The other active component (clavulanic acid) prevents this from happening.
Medoclav is used in adults and children to treat the following infections:
Infections of the middle ear and sinuses;
Respiratory tract infections;
Urinary tract infections;
Infections of skin and soft tissues, including dental infections;
Infections of bones and joints.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE MEDOCLAV
Do not take MEDOCLAV:
if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to amoxicillin, clavulanic acid, penicillin antibiotics or any of the other ingredients of MEDOCLAV (listed in section 6);
if you have had severe allergic reactions (hypersensitivity) to any other antibiotic. This can include a skin rash or swelling of the face or neck;
if you have had any liver problems or jaundice (yellowing of the skin) while taking an antibiotic.
If any of the above applies to you, do not take Medoklav. If you are unsure, check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking Medoklav.
Take special care with MEDOCLAV:
Consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine if you:
have glandular fever (mononucleosis);
receiving treatment for liver or kidney problems;
not urinate regularly.
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you before taking Medoklav consult your doctor or pharmacist.
In certain cases, your doctor may perform tests of the type of bacteria causing your infection. Depending on the results it can give you a different concentration of Medoklav or other medicine.
Conditions which need to be taken:
Medoklav can worsen certain underlying conditions or cause serious side effects. These include allergic reactions, convulsions (seizures), and inflammatory bowel disease. To reduce the risk of any problems while taking Medoklav need to watch whether manifest certain symptoms. See "Conditions which need to be taken 'in Section 4.
Blood and urine
Tell the doctor or nurse that you are taking Medoklav if you will be doing blood tests (such as studies of the number of red blood cells or liver tests). This is because Medoklav may affect the results of these studies.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines. This includes medicines obtained without a prescription and herbal products.
If you are taking allopurinol (used for gout) and Medoklav may be more likely to have allergic skin reactions.
If you are taking probenecid (used for gout), your doctor may decide to change your dose Medoklav.
May require additional blood tests if Medoklav with taking medications prophylactics of blood clots (such as warfarin).
Medoklav may affect the action of methotrexate (a drug used to treat cancer or rheumatic diseases).
Pregnancy and lactation
If you are pregnant or think you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.
Driving and using machines
Medoklav can have side effects and the symptoms can lead to discomfort when driving.
Do not drive or operate machinery until you feel better.
3. HOW TO TAKE MEDOCLAV
Always use MEDOCLAV exactly as you have been told by your doctor. If you're not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Adults and children weighing 40 kg or more
Usual dose - 1 tablet two times daily;
Higher dose - 1 tablet 3 times daily.
Children weighing less than 40 kg
Children age 6 or less should preferably be treated with Medoklav powder for oral suspension or sachets.
When you give Medoklav tablets to children weighing less than 40 kg, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
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 be doing more frequent blood tests to check how your liver is working.
How to take Medoklav
Swallow the tablets whole with a glass of water at the beginning of a meal or slightly before it;
leave intervals between doses during the day at least 4 hours apart. Do not take 2 doses in 1 hour;
Do not take Medoklav for more than two weeks. It is only necessary to consult a doctor if you still do not feel well.
If you take more dose MEDOCLAV
If you take more dose Medoklav, 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 MEDOKLAV
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 accept it.
If you stop taking MEDOCLAV
Even if you feel better, continue to take Medoklav to complete the treatment. Need each dose to help you fight off infection. If the bacteria survive, they may lead to the resumption of the infection.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines MEDOCLAV can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Conditions which need to be taken
Inflammation of the blood vessels (vasculitis) which may be visible as red or purple raised areas of the skin, but can also affect other parts of the body;
Fever, joint pain, swollen glands in the neck, axilla or groin;
Swelling, sometimes covering the face or mouth (angioedema), leading to difficulty breathing;
Immediately consult a doctor if you experience any of these symptoms. Stop taking Medoklav.
Inflammation of the colon
Inflammation of the large intestine, causing watery diarrhea usually with blood and mucus, stomach pain and / or fever.
Consult your doctor for advice as soon as possible if you experience any of these symptoms.
Very common side effects - they can affect more than 1 in 10 people:
Diarrhea (in adults).
Common side effects - they may affect up to 1 in 10 people:
Candidiasis (candida - a yeast infection of the vagina, mouth or skin folds);
Nausea, especially when taken in high doses - if you are affected, take Medoklav before eating;
Diarrhea (in children).
Uncommon side effects - they may affect up to 1 in 100 people:
Skin rash, itching;
Bumpy rash with itching (hives);
Uncommon side effects that may show up in your blood tests:
Increase in some substances (enzymes) produced by the liver.
Rare side effects - they can affect up to 1 in 1000 people:
skin rash, which may be as blisters and looks like small targets (central dark spots surrounded by a paler area, with a dark ring on the edge - erythema multiforme).
Consult a doctor if you notice any of these symptoms.
Rare side effects that may show up in your blood tests:
low number of cells responsible for blood clotting;
low number of white blood cells.
Other side effects
In a very small number of people get other side effects, but their exact frequency is not known:
Allergic reactions (see above);
Inflammatory bowel disease (see above);
Serious skin reactions:
very widespread rash with bubbles and peeling skin, particularly around the mouth, nose, eyes and genitals (Stevens-Johnson), and a more severe form, causing extensive pallor of the skin (more than 30% of the body surface - toxic epidermal necrolysis );
widespread red skin rash with small vesicles containing pus (bullous exfoliative dermatitis);
red, scaly rash with bumps and blisters (exanthematous pustulosis) - If you get any of these symptoms, immediately consult a doctor;
liver inflammation (hepatitis);
jaundice, caused by increases in bilirubin (a substance produced in the liver), which can make so that your skin and the whites of your eyes look yellow;
inflammation of the tubules in the kidneys;
required a longer time for blood clotting;
convulsions (in people taking high doses Medoklav or those with kidney problems);
black tongue which looks covered with hairs;
staining of the teeth (in children), which is usually removed by washing.
Side effects that may occur when testing your blood or urine:
severe reduction in the number of white blood cells;
low red blood cells (hemolytic anemia);
crystals in urine.
If you get side effects
If any of the side effects become severe or troublesome, or you notice other effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5. HOW TO STORE MEDOCLAV
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not store above 25 ° C
Store in the original container.
Store in a dry place, protected from light.
Do not use after the expiry date stated on the carton and blister.
Medicines should not be disposed of 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. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The active substances are 875 mg amoxicillin (amoxicillin) as amoxicillin trihydrate i125 mg clavulanic acid (clavulanic acid) as potassium clavulanate.
Other ingredients are: microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycolate, silicon dioxide (colloidal anhydrous), magnesium stearate, hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose, propylene glycol, polyethylene glycol 6000, talc and titanium dioxide.
MEDOCLAV looks like and contents of the pack
MEDOCLAV are available as white film-coated tablets.
The tablets are supplied in blister packs of composite aluminum / PVC / aluminum. There are cardboard boxes with a package leaflet and 16 tablets.