AMK 625mg Contains the active ingredient : Amoxicillin ( 500 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.
AMK 625mg 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.
What is it used for?
- Bacterial infections of the upper respiratory tract (nasal passages, sinuses etc) eg sinusitis.
- Bacterial infections of the lower respiratory tract (lungs, airways) eg bronchitis, pneumonia.
- Bacterial infections of the ears, nose or throat, eg otitis media, tonsillitis.
- Bacterial infections of the urinary tract or kidneys, in particular recurrent cystitis.
- Bacterial infections of the skin and soft tissue, eg cellulitis, animal bites.
- Dental abscesses.
- Bacterial infections of bones or joints, eg osteomyelitis.
- Bacterial infections of the genital organs, including those following childbirth or abortion.
- Bacterial infections inside the abdomen, eg peritonitis.
- Preventing infections following surgery (by injection).
HOW TO USE: Take AMK 1000mg 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.
NOTES: Do not share AMK 625mg with others.This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only. Do not use it later for another infection. A different medication may be necessary in those cases.With prolonged treatment, laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., kidney and liver function, complete blood counts) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at or below room temperature (77 degrees F or 25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.