Tuesday, May 26, 2009

What other drugs will affect amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium?

Before taking amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium, tell your doctor if you use one of the following:

  • allopurinol (Zyloprim);
  • probenecid (Benemid) or
  • another antibiotic (for the same or another infection).

If you use one of these drugs, you May not be able to use amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium, or you May need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.

Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium can make birth control pills less effective. Use a second non-hormone method of birth control (such as a condom, diaphragm, spermicide) to prevent pregnancy while taking amoxicillin clavulanate potassium.

May there be other drugs not listed can affect amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium. Talk to your doctor about all prescription and the medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbs and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.