Amoxiclav and alcohol
To date, most people know how expensive health is and how important it is to save. Modern medicine has moved to a new stage of development, and if before the rescue from a severe cold or other infection was penicillin, today the pharmaceutical market is simply full of various antibacterial drugs.
The biggest problem was the resistance of microorganisms to known antibiotics, which is developing very quickly and is increasingly diagnosed by doctors. That is why new unique combinations of drugs are created that can effectively fight infections with minimal harm to health.
Antibiotic amoxiclav: application and adverse reactions.
Amoxiclav is a combination of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid - two substances that mutually reinforce their actions. This drug is one of the combined antibacterial agents with a wide spectrum of action.
It is available in various forms: powder, suspension, capsules, tablets, and a special form for the preparation of an intravenous solution. There is a special half dosage of the drug for children and adolescents.
The method of administration and the volume of the preparation depend on the age of the patient and the severity of the disease. Adults should not use more than 6 grams of the drug per day.
The main question that most adults are interested in using this drug: amoksiklav and alcohol - what are the consequences?
It is necessary to understand that alcohol, or rather ethyl alcohol - is a poison for the body. Antibiotics are medicines, but have a number of side effects that can increase under the influence of alcohol.
For example, amoxiclav has such an unpleasant consequence as nausea and vomiting. In combination with alcohol, vomiting can become indomitable, bleeding can occur from an old ulcer or varicose veins of the esophagus( if any).
As for the impact on the liver, the consequences can be very serious.
Amoxiclav and alcohol are two substances that undergo a number of metabolic changes in the liver and have a toxic effect on it. Thus, the weak hepatic parenchyma can simply not withstand and begin to break down - cirrhosis of the liver is formed. This is one of the worst outcomes of this duet of substances.
It is possible that the liver will still cope with the load, but it is absolutely certain that no antibiotic will have any positive therapeutic effect, becauseunder the influence of alcohol it simply collapses.
Amoxiclav and alcohol in patients prone to allergic reactions, can cause erythroderma, hives and even Quincke's edema. That is why it is not recommended to combine the use of antibiotics with allergenic products, and even more so with hot drinks.
Some time ago, scientists began to notice an increase in cases of antabuse-like reactions in patients combining antibiotics and alcohol intake. This reaction occurs as a result of blocking the enzyme, which removes toxic products of decomposition of ethyl alcohol. Accordingly, patients develop vomiting, unpleasant sensations after ingestion of alcoholic beverages.
Amoxiclav and alcohol are also capable of causing similar reactions. Patients note the presence of noise in the ears, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and weakness in the joint intake of these substances. The main problem of this situation is that if the detoxification therapy is not performed in time, the body can suffer great damage.
If your doctor prescribes amoxiclav, alcohol is best not consumed in any quantity during the course of therapy and 12 hours after the last pill.