Such patients are either advised to use an antacid along with clavulanic acid or prescribed an alternate medicine.
Clavulanic acid is used in the treatment of infections of the respiratory tract, ENT (ear-nose-throat), skin and soft tissue, and urinary tract infections.
Clavulanic acid should not be used in patients with penicillin hypertensitivity or history of co-amoxiclav-associated or penicillin associated jaunduice and hepatic (liver) dysfunction.
Patients using clavulanic acid may at times experience dizziness, headaches, convulsions, hepatitis, and jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes). If you experience any of these symptoms for a long period of time, consult your doctor immediately.
Is it safe to use drugs with clavulanic acid for ulcer patients?
What should be done in case of clavulanic acid allergy?
Such patients are advised to consult to their respective physician for an alternate medicine.
Why is this medicine always used in combination with other antibiotics?
A complete antibacterial effect is only not achieved on using this medicine along with some other antibiotics. Sole use of clavulanic acid cannot achieve the former effect.
Is this drug available over-the-counter?
Although it is, but a prior consultation with doctor is recommended before using it.
Any particular instructions that are to be considered while using this medicine?
You are advised to consume plenty of fluids and non-spicy food to avoid stomach ulcer and acidity.