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Package leaflet: Information for the user
Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo 500 mg/125 mg film-coated tablets
Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo 875 mg/125 mg film-coated tablets
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains
important information for you.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
- If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their signs of illness are the same as yours.
- If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
What is in this leaflet
1. What Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo
3. How to take Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. What Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo is and what it is used for Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo is an antibiotic and works by killing bacteria that cause infections. It contains two different medicines called amoxicillin and clavulanic acid. Amoxicillin belongs to a group of medicines called “penicillins” that can sometimes be stopped from working (made inactive). The other active component (clavulanic acid) stops this from happening.
Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo is used in adults and children to treat the following infections:
middle ear and sinus infections respiratory tract infections urinary tract infections skin and soft tissue infections including dental infections bone and joint infections.
2. What you need to know before you take Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo Do not take Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo if you are allergic to amoxicillin, clavulanic acid, penicillins or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6) if you have ever had a severe allergic (hypersensitive) reaction to any other antibiotic. This can include a skin rash or swelling of the face or neck if you have ever had liver problems or jaundice (yellowing of the skin) when taking an antibiotic.
→ Do not take Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo if any of the above apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo if you:
have glandular fever are being treated for liver or kidney problems are not passing water regularly If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo.
In some cases, your doctor may investigate the type of bacteria that is causing your infection.
Depending on the results, you may be given a different strength of Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo or a different medicine.
Conditions you need to look out for Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo can make some existing conditions worse, or cause serious side effects. These include allergic reactions, convulsions (fits) and inflammation of the large intestine. You must look out for certain symptoms while you are taking Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo, to reduce the risk of any problems. See ‘Conditions you need to look out for’ in section 4.
Blood and urine tests If you are having blood tests (such as red blood cell status tests or liver function tests) or urine tests (for glucose), let the doctor or nurse know that you are taking Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo. This is because Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo can affect the results of these types of tests.
Other medicines and Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo Tell your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
If you are taking allopurinol (used for gout) with Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo, it may be more likely that you will have an allergic skin reaction.
If you are taking probenecid (used for gout), your doctor may decide to adjust your dose of Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo.
If medicines to help stop blood clots (such as warfarin) are taken with Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo then extra blood tests may be needed.
Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo can affect how methotrexate (a medicine used to treat cancer or rheumatic diseases) works.
Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo can affect how mycophenolate mofetil (a medicine used to prevent the rejection of new organs following a transplant operation) works.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Driving and using machines Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo can have side effects and the symptoms may make you unfit to drive.
Don’t drive or operate machinery unless you are feeling well.
3. How to take Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Adults and children weighing 40 kg and over 500 mg/125 mg film-coated tablets
The recommended dose is:
1 tablet three times a day 875 mg/125 mg film-coated tablets
The recommended dose is:
Usual dose – 1 tablet two times a day Higher dose – 1 tablet three times a day Children weighing less than 40 kg Children aged 6 years or less should preferably be treated with amoxicillin/clavulanic acid oral suspension or sachets.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice when giving Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo tablets to children weighing less than 40 kg. Children may be treated with Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid tablets, suspensions or paediatric sachets.
Patients with kidney and liver problems If you have kidney problems the dose might be changed. A different strength or a different medicine may be chosen by your doctor.
If you have liver problems you may have more frequent blood tests to check how your liver is working.
How to take Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo Swallow the tablets whole with a glass of water at the start of a meal or slightly before Tablets can be broken along the score line to make them easier to swallow. You must take both pieces of the tablet at the same time.
Space the doses evenly during the day, at least 4 hours apart. Do not take 2 doses in 1 hour.
Do not take Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo for more than 2 weeks. If you still feel unwell you should go back to see the doctor.
If you take more Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo than you should If you take too much Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo, signs might include an upset stomach (feeling sick, being sick or diarrhoea) or convulsions. Talk to your doctor as soon as possible. Take this medicine carton to show the doctor.
If you forget to take Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. You should not take the next dose too soon, but wait about 4 hours before taking the next dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you stop taking Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo Keep taking Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo until the treatment is finished, even if you feel better. You need every dose to help fight the infection. If some bacteria survive they can cause the infection to come back.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Conditions you need to look out for
skin rash inflammation of blood vessels (vasculitis) which may be visible as red or purple raised spots on the skin, but can affect other parts of the body fever, joint pain, swollen glands in the neck, armpit or groin Swelling, sometimes of the face or mouth (angioedema), causing difficulty in breathing Collapse.
allergic acute cardiac syndrome (kounis syndrome) → Contact a doctor immediately if you get any of these symptoms. Stop taking Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo.
Inflammation of large intestine Inflammation of the large intestine, causing watery diarrhoea usually with blood and mucus, stomach pain and/or fever.
→ Contact your doctor as soon as possible for advice if you get these symptoms.
Very common side effects These may affect more than 1 in 10 people diarrhoea (in adults).
Common side effects These may affect up to 1 in 10 people thrush (candida – a yeast infection of the vagina, mouth or skin folds) feeling sick (nausea), especially when taking high doses → if affected take Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo before food vomiting diarrhoea (in children) Uncommon side effects These may affect up to 1 in 100 people skin rash, itching raised itchy rash (hives) indigestion dizziness headache
Uncommon side effects that may show up in your blood tests:
increase in some substances (enzymes) produced by the liver.
Rare side effects These may affect up to 1 in 1000 people skin rash, which may blister, and looks like small targets (central dark spots surrounded by a paler area, with a dark ring around the edge – erythema multiforme) → if you notice any of these symptoms contact a doctor urgently.
Rare side effects that may show up in your blood tests:
low number of cells involved in blood clotting low number of white blood cells.
Not known side effects Frequency cannot be estimated from the available data Allergic reactions (see above) Inflammation of the large intestine (see above) Inflammation of the layers lining the brain and spinal cord called meninges (aseptic meningitis) Inflammation of the bile tube (cholangitis) allergic acute cardiac syndrome (kounis syndrome) Serious skin reactions:
- a widespread rash with blisters and peeling skin, particularly around the mouth, nose, eyes and genitals (Stevens-Johnson syndrome), and a more severe form, causing extensive peeling of the skin (more than 30% of the body surface – toxic epidermal necrolysis)
- Widespread red skin rash with small pus-containing blisters (buloous exfoliative dermatitis)
- a red, scaly rash with bumps under the skin and blisters (exanthemous pustulosis).
→ Contact a doctor immediately if you get any of these symptoms.
inflammation of the liver (hepatitis) jaundice, caused by increases in the blood of bilirubin (a substance produced in the liver) which may make your skin and whites of the eyes appear yellow inflammation of tubes in the kidney blood takes longer to clot hyperactivity convulsions (in people taking high doses of amoxicillin/clavulanic acid or who have kidney problems) black tongue which looks hairy stained teeth (in children), usually removed by brushing.
Not known side effects that may show up in your blood or urine tests:
severe reduction in the number of white blood cells lower number of red blood cells (haemolytic anaemia) crystals in urine.
Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the national reporting system listed in Appendix V. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. How to store Amoxicillin/Clavulanic Acid Aurobindo Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the label, carton and bottle after ‘EXP’. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Store in the original package in order to protect from light and moisture.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
6. Contents of the pack and other information What Amoxicillin/Clavulanic Acid Aurobindo contains The active substances are amoxicillin trihydrate and potassium clavulanate.
Each film-coated tablet contains amoxicillin trihydrate equivalent to 500mg amoxicillin with potassium clavulanate equivalent to 125mg clavulanic acid.
Each film-coated tablet contains amoxicillin trihydrate equivalent to 875mg amoxicillin with potassium clavulanate equivalent to 125mg clavulanic acid.
The other ingredients are:
Microcrystalline cellulose (E460), colloidal anhydrous silica, magnesium stearate (E470b), sodium starch glycolate (Type A).
Hypromellose (E464), macrogol 400, titanium dioxide (E171).
What Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo looks like and contents of the pack Film-coated tablets.
Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo 500/125 mg tablets are white, oval, film-coated tablets inscribed with ‘A’ on one side and ‘64’ on the other side.
Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo 875/125 mg tablets are white, capsule shaped, film-coated tablets inscribed with ‘A’ on one side and with a score line in between ‘6’ and ‘5’ on the other side.
The score line is only to facilitate breaking for ease of swallowing and not to divide into equal doses.
Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid Aurobindo tablets are available in Alu/Alu (polyamide/aluminium/PVC aluminium foil) blister packs with 4/5/6/7/8/10/12/14/15/16/20/21/24/25/30/35/40/50/100/500 filmcoated tablets. Not all listed pack sizes will be marketed.