1. What is Turboclav® and where it is used for?
Turboclav® is an antibacterial combination of Cefuroxime, a 2ndgeneration cephalosporin and the beta-lactamase inhibitor, Clavulanic Acid. It has broad spectrum bactericidal activity against a wide range of common pathogens, including extended spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) producing strains.
Turboclav® is indicated in various infections and used to treat infections such as Tonsillopharyngitis, Tonsillectomy, Sinusitis, Acute Suppurative Otitis Media (ASOM), Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media (CSOM), Cellulitis & Abscess, Surgical Site Infections, Pyelonephritis & Uncomplicated UTIs, Dentoalveolar Abscess & Infections, Osteomyelitis, Bone & Joint Infections, Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis (AECB) & Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP).
2. How to take Turboclav®
Turboclav® should be taken after meal for optimum absorption of the drug.
3. Precaution :
As with other antibiotics, prolonged use of Turboclav® may result in the over growth of nonsusceptible organisms (e.g. Candida, Enterococci, Clostridium difficile) which may require interruption of treatment.
It is contraindicated in patient with known hypersensitivity to Cephalosporins, Clostridium difficile infections, history of cholestatic jaundice or hepatic dysfunction associated with clavulanate combinations.
Antacids, H2 receptor blockers and PPIs: Absorption may reduce if taken concomitantly