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Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops

Manufactured byDr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsAmoxycillin (80 mg) + Clavulanic Acid (11.4 mg)
Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops is a combination of Amoxycillin and Clavulanic acid. It is used orally to treat many bacterial infections of the lungs and airways, middle ear, sinuses, skin, teeth, and urinary tract. This combination medicine is capable of killing bacteria that are resistant to other therapies. Amoxycillin interferes with the growth and division process of the bacterial cell wall while clavulanic acid ensures extended anti-bacterial activity. This medicine is generally meant to be used in children. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine to patients who cannot swallow a tablet or capsule that has the same combination. You can give Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops to your child with food as it improves absorption and decreases the risks of an upset stomach. Your child's doctor (Paediatrician) will decide the dose and frequency based on the severity of infection, your child's body weight and age. Stick to the dose, time, and the way it has been prescribed. Also, ensure to complete the course of treatment even if your child starts feeling better. The common side effects of Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops use are nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and skin rash. Usually, these side effects are self-limiting. Consult your child's doctor at the earliest if any of these side effects persist or worsen. To make sure Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops to be safe for your child, share your child’s entire medical history with your Paediatrician. This includes any previous episode of allergy, heart problem, a blood disorder, birth defects, lung problem, stomach or intestinal problem, skin disorder, liver disease, and kidney disease. This information is critical as it can help your paediatrician in planning an overall treatment and dose adjustments for your child.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops

  • Allergic Skin Reaction
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever
  • Skin yellowing
  • Easy bruising and bleeding
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Altered sense of taste
  • Convulsions
  • Black or tarry stools
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Sleeplessness
  • Irregular heartbeat

Uses of Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops

What is it prescribed for?

  • Ear Infection
  • Nose Infection
  • Lower Respiratory Tract Infection
  • Skin Infection
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Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops can be observed within 1-2 hours of taking it orally.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops lasts for an average duration of 6-8 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops has no habit forming tendency.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops is generally meant for child use.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops is generally meant for child use.


Avoid giving Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops if your child is allergic to it or to any other constituent present in this medicine. Seek medical attention if your child develops allergic reactions such as skin rash, hives, swelling (on face, lips, tongue, etc.), breathing difficulty, etc.


Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops cannot be recommended for use if your child has/had a condition where the normal flow of bile from the liver is interrupted (cholestasis).

Liver disease

Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops cannot be recommended for use if your child has a history of liver disease associated with the use of this medicine or any other antibiotics.
Warnings for special population


Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops is generally meant for child use.


Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops is generally meant for child use.
General warnings

Allergic Reaction

Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops is likely to cause moderate to a severe allergic reaction and the likelihood is very high if your child is known to have an antibiotic allergy. Report the occurrence of any such reaction to your doctor on priority.


Use of Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops is likely to cause diarrhea. It may be a mild episode requiring no specific treatment or a severe case of colitis or Clostridium Difficile-Associated Diarrhea (CDAD). Chances of occurrence are very high if there is a history of diarrhoea after using antibiotics. All such instances should be reported to your doctor on priority.

Antibiotic resistance

Usage of Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops without sufficient proof or suspicion of a bacterial infection should be avoided. It may also increase the risk of the development of bacteria that are antibiotic-resistant.

Liver disease

Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops should be used with caution if the child has liver disease. It is advised to regularly monitor the liver enzyme levels while taking this medicine and even after treatment with this medicine is complete.

Form of medication

Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops is in syrup/suspension form and is normally used in the case of pediatric patients. However, adult patients who are unable to chew or swallow the solid form can use the liquid form under your doctor's supervision.

Missed Dose

If you forget to give a Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops dose to your child, make sure that you remember to give the next dose on time. Do not give two doses together to make up for a forgotten dose.


Never give Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops more than the prescribed dose. If you suspect that you might have given an overdose of this medicine and observing difficulty in the child, go to the emergency department of your local hospital.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol


Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.


Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine




Live vaccines

Disease interactions


Mononucleosis (kissing disease) is an infectious illness that's usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops cannot be recommended for use if there is a history of mononucleosis since it results in a skin reaction/eruption.


Colitis is inflammation of your colon, also known as your large intestine. Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops should be used with extreme caution if there is a history of stomach and intestinal diseases, particularly colitis. The doctor should be informed if your child develops any incidence of severe diarrhoea, abdominal pain, and blood in stools, etc.

Kidney Disease

Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops should be used with caution if there is a history of kidney diseases or active kidney diseases. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions

Urine Sugar Test (Benedict's of Fehling's reagent)

Report the use of Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops prior to the test. This medicine may give a false-positive result for the presence of glucose/sugar in the urine. The urine sugar test should be performed with a different reagent in case your child receives this medicine.
Give Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops to your child orally with food to decrease the stomach upset. Your child must complete the entire course of Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops. Stopping too soon may cause the bacteria to multiply again, become resistant, or cause another infection. Your child may have a bitter taste in the mouth after the intake of Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops. Eating citrus fruit or sipping plenty of water or fruit juice may help. Encourage your child to drink plenty of water in case diarrhoea develops as a side effect. Never give Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops until and unless prescribed by your doctor. You must also never share your child’s medicine with anyone else even if they show similar symptoms. Do not give Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops to treat the common cold and flu-like symptoms caused by viruses. Never save medicine for future illnesses. It cannot be said whether the same medicine will work on future infections. Discard the medicine if the seal is broken or the appearance of the liquid changes. Stop Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops immediately if your child develops an itchy rash, facial swelling, or breathing difficulty. Report to your doctor without any delay.

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Effect on sleep is not established

How it works
Clamp (80/11.4 mg) Drops is a combination of Amoxycillin and Clavulanic acid. Amoxycillin binds to certain specific receptors and prevents the formation of a necessary component for the process of building the cell wall. Clavulanic acid is effective against a specific species of bacteria that are resistant to other antibiotic medicines. Thus, the combination becomes effective against a wide range of bacteria.
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Information on this page was last updated on 13 Aug 2021


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