Introduction Asteclav Syrup is a penicillin-type of antibiotic that helps your body fight infections caused by bacteria. It is used to treat infections of the lungs (e.g., pneumonia), ear, nasal sinus, urinary tract, skin and soft tissue. It will not work for viral infections such as the common cold. Asteclav Syrup is best taken with a meal to reduce the chance of a stomach upset. You should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you to remember to take it. The dose will depend on what you are being treated for, but you should always complete a full course of this antibiotic as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking it until you have finished, even when you feel better. If you stop taking it early, some bacteria may survive and the infection may come back or worsen. The most common side effects of this medicine include vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea. These are usually mild but let your doctor know if they bother you or will not go away. Before taking it, let your doctor know if you are allergic to any antibiotics or have any kidney or liver problems. You should also let your healthcare team know about all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. This medicine is generally regarded as safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding if prescribed by a doctor. Uses of Asteclav Syrup Bacterial infections Benefits of Asteclav Syrup In Bacterial infections Asteclav Syrup contains two different medicines, Amoxycillin and Clavulanic Acid, that work together to kill the bacteria that cause infections. Amoxycillin works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Clavulanic Acid reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Amoxycillin against bacteria. This combination medicine can be used to treat many different bacterial infections such as ear, sinus, throat, lung, urinary tract, skin, teeth, joints, and bones. It usually makes you feel better within a few days, but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant. Side effects of Asteclav Syrup Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you?re worried about them Common side effects of Asteclav Vomiting Nausea Diarrhea How to use Asteclav Syrup Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Asteclav Syrup is to be taken with food. How Asteclav Syrup works Asteclav Syrup is a combination of two medicines: Amoxycillin and Clavulanic Acid. Amoxycillin is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria. Clavulanic Acid is a beta-lactamase inhibitor which reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Amoxycillin against bacteria. Safety Advice Alcohol SAFE Consuming alcohol with Asteclav Syrup does not cause any harmful side effects. Pregnancy SAFE IF PRESCRIBED Asteclav Syrup is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies. Breastfeeding SAFE IF PRESCRIBED Asteclav Syrup is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby. Driving UNSAFE Asteclav Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive. Asteclav Syrup may cause side effects such as allergic reactions, dizziness or fits that may make you unfit to drive. Kidney CAUTION Asteclav Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Asteclav Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of this medicine is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. Liver CAUTION Asteclav Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Asteclav Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Regular monitoring of liver function tests is recommended while you are taking this medicine What if you forget to take Asteclav Syrup? If you miss a dose of Asteclav Syrup, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
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