"Amoxiclav": analogues, indications, contraindications

Among broad-spectrum antibiotics"Amoxiclav" occupies a special place. This combined preparation consists of the antibiotic "Amoxicillin", which is combined in the preparation with clavulanic acid, which also has an activity in the fight against bacteria. In turn, "Amoxicillin" is a semi-synthetic penicillin. The interaction of these substances does not allow enzymatic degradation of amoxicillin.

Such a composition makes "Amoxiclav" so effective and fast that it can be prescribed to patients before clarifying the causative agent of the disease and the study of pharmacokinetics.

"Amoxiclav", analogues of this preparation("Augmentin", "Ranklav", "Liklav", "Panklava", "Rapiklav", "Flemoklava solyutab", "Ecoclave" and others) are most often used for the treatment of severe infectious diseases affecting the respiratory system, genitourinary system, biliary ducts , organs of the small pelvis. The drug perfectly copes with ENT infections, tonsillitis, prostatitis and gonorrhea. "Amoxiclav," its analogs help fight infections that occur in the bones, skin, and soft tissues. With their help, you can treat sepsis or endocarditis. The drug can be prescribed to oncological patients as one of the components of chemotherapy.

Usually, before the age of 14, the preparation "Amoxiclav", analoguesit is taken as a suspension. After this age, doctors prescribe tablets. Usually prescribe the reception of tablets three times a day. The doctor selects the doses based on the severity of the disease, weight and age of the patient.

The drug can be administered intravenously at regular intervals: directly into the blood, it acts faster than when administered orally.

Since "Amoxiclav," its analogs are expensive, there are often questions: "What are the analogues? Which ones do you prefer? Is it possible to replace the drug? "Augmentin" or "Amoxiclav" to choose? "

The fact is that almost all the analogues of "Amoxiclav"are identical in composition. The active substance in them are "Amoxicillin" and Clavuanic acid. They are active against aerobic Gram-positive bacteria. The drugs are usually differentiated only by the manufacturer and the price. So "Amoxiclav" is produced in Slovenia. Its price varies from 70 rubles (5 tablets to 0.6 mg) to 400 rubles (14 tablets to 1000 mg).

"Augmentin" is produced in the UK,"Runklav" - in India, "Sumamed" - in Croatia, "Ecoclave" - ​​in Russia. The price of these drugs is in the range of 130 - 1000 rubles, depending on the dosage, the number of tablets in the package and the region in which the medicine is sold.

Therefore, to answer the question about which drug"Amoxiclav" or "Sumamed" is better, complicated. This can only be done by a practitioner who is thoroughly familiar with the actions of antibiotics. The pharmacy usually allows the sale of analogues. Nevertheless, before buying a non-prescribed, and a similar product, it is better to consult a specialist.

These drugs bring together not only the composition, but also the side effect that antibiotics can cause.

"Amoxiclav," the analogs of this drug are capable ofprovoke vomiting, nausea, impaired renal and hepatic function. Often there are allergic reactions: urticaria, anaphylactic shock, swelling. Sometimes taking an antibiotic can cause colitis or hepatitis.

This once again warns about how dangerousself-medication with such drugs. Therefore, in spite of the fact that "Amoxiclav", its analogs, are now sold without a prescription, they can be taken only on the recommendation of a doctor.

Do not take antibiotics of a wide variety. They are not recommended

  • People with individual intolerance
  • Patient with mononucleosis
  • Pregnant and lactating
  • Patients with disorders of the digestive tract
  • Patients with renal or hepatic insufficiency

If the dosage of antibiotics is incorrect,come overdose. Usually it is expressed in the appearance of diarrhea, vomiting, urticaria. When an overdose of radiation is a means for removing intoxication is hemodialysis.

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