Amoksiklav 1000mg Contains the active ingredients : Amoxicillin (875 mg) and Clavulanic Acid (125 mg)
Amoxicillin is a penicillin-type antibiotic, and clavulanic acid is a medicine that stops bacteria from inactivating the amoxicillin.
Amoxicillin works by interfering with the ability of bacteria to form cell walls. The cell walls of bacteria are vital for their survival. They keep unwanted substances from entering their cells and stop the contents of their cells from leaking out. Amoxicillin impairs the bonds that hold the bacterial cell wall together. This allows holes to appear in the cell walls and kills the bacteria.
Certain bacteria are resistant to penicillin-type antibiotics, because they have developed the ability to produce defensive chemicals called beta-lactamases. These interfere with the structure of penicillin-type antibiotics and stop them from working.
Clavulanic acid is a type of medicine known as a beta-lactamase inhibitor. It is included in this medicine to stop the bacteria from inactivating the amoxicillin, and leaves the bacteria susceptible to attack. Clavulanic acid increases the range of bacteria that amoxicillin can kill.
Amoxiclav is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that kills a wide variety of bacteria that cause a wide variety of commonly-occuring infections. It is usually reserved for treating infections caused by bacteria that are resistant to amoxicillin.
It is used in the treatment of the following infections: Respiratory tract infections (sinusitis, laryngitis, pneumonia, bacterial bronchitis, pharyngitis). Middle ear infection (otitis media). Urinary tract infections (cystitis, pyelonephritis). Bone and joint infections. Skin and soft tissue infections.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth with a meal or snack, usually every 12 hours, or as directed by your doctor.Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, take this drug at evenly spaced intervals.Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow, which may result in a relapse of the infection.Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.