Amox TR-K CLV is amoxicillin-potassium clavulanate, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections, explains WebMD. It is a generic version of the penicillin-derivative sold under the brand name Augmentin and is available in several forms: tablet, chewable tablet, oral suspension and extended release.
Antibiotics such as Amox TR-K CLV don't treat viruses, such as the common cold or the flu, according to WebMD. To maintain the effectiveness of this and other antibiotics, doctors only prescribe antibiotics for bacterial infections. Some infections for which this antibiotic may be prescribed include Staph, E. Coli and Strep, ear, and urinary tract and sinus infections. Patients prescribed these antibiotics should take them as directed at regular intervals and for the entire course of treatment to ensure maximum effectiveness.
Common side effects of taking Amox TR-K CLV include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, skin rash, gas, and headache, according to the People's Pharmacy. More serious side effects include anemia and other blood disorders, psychological reactions and liver enzyme elevations. Side effects should be reported to the patient's doctor. All medication usage, including Amox TR-K CLV, should be reported at any doctor's visit because the antibiotic can interact with other drugs, such as tetracyclines or birth control, and can impact the results of medical screenings. People who are allergic to penicillin should not take Amox TR-K CLV, according to the People's Pharmacy.