September 2, 2014
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Amoxi-Clav

(amoxicillin - clavulanic acid)

DIN (Drug Identification Number)

02326515 AMOXI-CLAV 500MG/125MG TABLET
02326523 AMOXI-CLAV 875 MG/125 MG TABLET

How does Amoxi-Clav work? What will it do for me?

This combination product containing amoxicillin and clavulanic acid belongs to the group of medications known as antibiotics. It is used to treat infections caused by certain bacteria. Amoxicillin works by killing the bacteria that is causing the infection. Clavulanic acid helps make the amoxicillin more effective. This medication is most commonly used to treat infections of the sinus, ear, lung, skin, and bladder.

This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

How should I use Amoxi-Clav?

This combination product containing amoxicillin and clavulanic acid belongs to the group of medications known as antibiotics. It is used to treat infections caused by certain bacteria. Amoxicillin works by killing the bacteria that is causing the infection. Clavulanic acid helps make the amoxicillin more effective. This medication is most commonly used to treat infections of the sinus, ear, lung, skin, and bladder.

This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does Amoxi-Clav come in?

500 mg/125 mg
Each white, oval, biconvex, film-coated tablet engraved "500-125" on one side and plain on the other, contains amoxicillin 500 mg as the trihydrate and clavulanic acid 125 mg as the potassium salt (in a ratio of 4:1). Nonmedicinal ingredients: magnesium stearate, croscarmellose sodium, colloidal silicon dioxide, hydroxypropyl cellulose, polyethylene glycol, and titanium dioxide.

875 mg/125 mg
Each white, oval, biconvex, film-coated tablet scored and engraved "AC" on one side and plain on the other, contains amoxicillin 875 mg as the trihydrate and clavulanic acid 125 mg as the potassium salt (in a ratio of 7:1). Nonmedicinal ingredients: magnesium stearate, croscarmellose sodium, colloidal silicon dioxide, hydroxypropyl cellulose, polyethylene glycol, titanium dioxide, and ethylcellullose.

Who should NOT take Amoxi-Clav?

Do not take this medication if you:

  • are allergic to amoxicillin, penicillin, cephalosporins (e.g., cephalexin, ceftriaxone), clavulanic acid, or any ingredients of the medication
  • have had jaundice or liver problems with previous use of this medication
  • have or are suspected to have mononucleosis

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