1-CLAV-228 Dry Syrup MANUFACTURER/ MARKETER C Pharmaceuticals SALT COMPOSITION Amoxycillin (200mg) + Clavulanic Acid (28.5mg) STORAGE Store below 30°C
Your child’s medicine at a glance
1-CLAV-228 Tablet is an antibiotic medicine that helps treat bacterial infections of the ear, nose, throat, chest, lungs, teeth, skin, and urinary tract. It is capable of killing bacteria that have become resistant to other therapies and thus also helps treat tuberculosis that is resistant to other treatments.
You can give 1-CLAV-228 Tablet to your child with or without food. It is better to give it with food as that helps increase absorption and decrease the risk of stomach upset. The doctor may prescribe giving it two to three times a day. Medicine dose depends on the severity of the infection, its type, and your child’s body weight and age. So, stick to the dose, time, and way prescribed. If your child vomits the medicine within 30 minutes of intake, let the child calm down and repeat the dose. Do not double dose if it's the time for the next dose.
1-CLAV-228 Tablet may cause vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, and allergy. These side effects should diminish on their own. But, in case they persist or start bothering your child, you must not delay speaking to your child’s doctor.
Share your child’s entire medical history with the doctor, including any previous episode of allergy, heart problem, a blood disorder, birth defects, airway obstruction, lung anomaly, gastrointestinal problem, skin disorder, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. This information will assist the doctor in making dose alterations and in planning your child’s overall treatment.
Uses of 1-CLAV-228 Tablet in children
In Treatment of Resistance Tuberculosis (TB)
In multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis, the causative bacteria produce an enzyme called beta-lactamase. This enzyme breaks down the antibiotics and makes them ineffective. As a result, the bacteria become resistant to the antibiotic being used for treatment. Moxclav 228.5mg Tablet comprises two active ingredients, amoxycillin and clavulanic acid. While clavulanic acid stops the enzyme from rendering amoxycillin ineffective, amoxycillin works towards killing the tuberculosis-causing bacteria. This makes the combination of amoxycillin and clavulanic acid an effective treatment for resistant tuberculosis.
Side effects of Moxclav 228.5mg Tablet in children
Moxclav 228.5mg Tablet does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-
Common side effects of Moxclav
How can I give Moxclav 228.5mg Tablet to my child?
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Moxclav 228.5mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
How Moxclav Tablet works
Moxclav 228.5mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It has two active agents, amoxycillin and clavulanic acid. Amoxycillin works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) essential for the survival of the bacteria. Whereas, clavulanic acid serves a special purpose of inhibiting an enzyme (beta-lactamase) that is produced by resistant bacteria. This makes the combination of amoxycillin and clavulanic acid an effective line of treatment for many types of infections.
Moxclav 228.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Moxclav 228.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. The dose also needs to be reduced in neonates and infants due to incompletely developed renal function.
Moxclav 228.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Moxclav 228.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Regular monitoring of liver function tests is recommended while you are taking this medicine
What if I forget to give Moxclav 228.5mg Tablet to my child?
You can give the missed dose as soon as you remember unless advised otherwise by the doctor. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for the next dose. Do not give a double dose to catch up and follow the prescribed dosing schedule.