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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.