CO-AMOXICLAV Ritemed 500 milligrams/125 milligrams
Generic Name: CO-AMOXICLAV
Brand Name: Ritemed
Dosage Strength: 500/125 milligrams
Dosage Form: Film-coated Tablet
WHAT IS THE MEDICINE USED FOR?
For the treatment of the following infections caused by susceptible microorganisms:
- Upper respiratory tract infections (including ENT infections): Tonsillitis, sinusitis, otitis media
- Lower respiratory tract infections: Acute and chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, lung abscess
- Genito-urinary tract and abdominal infections: Cystitis, urethritis, pyelonephritis, female genital infections, septic abortion, pelvic or puerperal sepsis, intra-abdominal sepsis
- Skin and skin structure infections: Furuncle and abscess, cellulitis, wound infections
- Bone and joint infections: Osteomyelitis
- Dental infection: Dentoalveolar abscess
- Other infections: Septicemia, peritonitis, post-surgical infections
HOW MUCH AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU USE THIS MEDICINE?
Administer Co-amoxiclav at the start of a meal to minimize potential gastrointestinal intolerance and to optimize absorption.
Drink plenty of water to ensure proper state of hydration and adequate urinary output.
Treatment should not exceed 14 days without first re-evaluating the patient.
Usual Oral Dosage in Adults and Children over 12 years old:
|Infections||Recommended Oral Co-amoxiclav Dose|
|Mild to moderate||375 mg tablet every 8 hours, or
625 mg tablet every 12 hours
|Dental (e.g., dentoalveolar abscess)||375 mg tablet every 8 hours for five days|
|Severe (including chronic and recurrent urinary tract infections and lower respiratory tract infections)||625 mg tablet every 8 hours, or
1 g tablet every 12 hours
|Or, as prescribed by a physician.|
- Hypersensitivity to Co-amoxiclav or any ingredient in the product
- Allopurinol, Probenecid: increased incidence of skin rashes, particularly in patients with gout
- Oral Contraceptives: decreased efficacy of contraceptives, increased incidence of bleeding
(Precautions) Hepatic & renal impairment. Pregnancy & lactation.
(Adverse Reactions) Hypersensitivity reactions & GI disturbances. Reversible leukopenia & thrombocytopenia, thrombocytopenic purpura, agranulocytosis, anemia, slight thrombocytosis, eosinophilia, abnormal platelet aggregation, prolonged bleeding & prothrombin time. Dizziness, headache, reversible hyperactivity & convulsions, agitation, anxiety, behavioral changes, confusion, insomnia. Increased AST & ALT, serum bilirubin & alkaline phosphatase; hepatitis, cholestatic jaundice, acute hepatic dysfunction. Acute interstitial nephritis, crystalluria, vag itching, soreness & discharge. Superficial tooth discoloration.
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