The Side Effects of Amox-Clav 875 mg

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Amox-Clav, manufactured by Geneva, is an oral antibiotic medication. It consists of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium, per RxList.com. It comes in several dosages including 875mg and 500mg tablets.

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RxList explains that Amox-Clav has been prescribed to treat infections that are suspected to be caused by bacteria. Using Amox-Clav in this manner may reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria.

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Examples of bacterial infections Amox-Clav may be prescribed to treat or prevent include lower respiratory tract infections, ear infections, sinusitis and urinary tract infections.

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Most tablets of Amox-Clav come in 250mg or 500mg tablets. Combining two 250mg tablets to create a 500mg dose is not advised by RxList as the contents would not be the same. In severe infections an 850mg tablet may be prescribed.

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RxList points out that very few side effects were revealed in clinical trials. Walgreens.com identifies a few possible side effects as dizziness, minor diarrhea, nausea, diminished birth control effectiveness and tooth discoloration.

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Penicillin allergies can result in death from anaphylactic reactions. Amoxicillin is from the penicillin family and should be avoided. Any signs of allergy should be reported to a medical professional immediately and the medication discontinued.

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