What are Co-amoxiclav used to treat?

What are Co-amoxiclav used to treat?

Co-amoxiclav is used in adults and children to treat the following infections: • middle ear and sinus infections • respiratory tract infections • urinary tract infections • skin and soft tissue infections including dental infections • bone and joint infections.

How many days should Co-amoxiclav be taken?

Dosage for adults (including the elderly) and children over 12: The usual dose is 375mg three times a day, preferably every 8 hours, for a maximum of 14 days. For more severe infections: One 625mg tablet three times a day.

How quickly does Co-amoxiclav work?

For most infections, you’ll start to feel better within a few days. Usually you take co-amoxiclav 3 times a day. The most common side effects of co-amoxiclav are diarrhoea, thrush and feeling or being sick. Co-amoxiclav liquid can stain teeth.

Can I drink alcohol while taking Co-amoxiclav?

It’s usually fine – there is no ‘do not drink alcohol’ warning that applies to taking co-amoxiclav because it doesn’t specifically affect the medicine itself. However, if you feel unwell with your infection, or if you find co-amoxiclav gives you an upset stomach, then drinking alcohol could make this worse.

Can I drink alcohol with AMOX CLAV?

Official answer. There are no known interactions listed between alcohol and amoxicillin-clavulanate. If drinking alcohol it is always recommended to drink in moderation. However, if you have an infection, it is probably a good idea to avoid alcohol to give your body the best chance possible to fight the infection.

Do Co-amoxiclav make you sleepy?

Although it’s rare, some of the antibiotics that may have a side effect of tiredness or weakness include: amoxicillin (Amoxil, Moxatag)

How strong is Coamoxiclav?

The usual dose of co-amoxiclav is 1 tablet (either 375mg or 625mg) taken 3 times a day. The dose may be lower for children. The doctor will use your child’s weight to work out the right dose for them. Try to space the doses out evenly throughout the day, at least 4 hours apart.

Is it OK to take amoxicillin before bed?

How to take it. Try to space the doses evenly throughout the day. If you take it 3 times a day, this could be first thing in the morning, mid-afternoon and at bedtime. You can take amoxicillin before or after food.