Curam

Used for: Dental infections, Other bacterial infections, Urinary tract infections (UTIs), Ear infections, Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication, Respiratory tract infections
Chinese name:

What is Curam?

Curam is a brand medication that contains Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid. Amoxicillin belongs to a class of medications called penicillins, which kills bacteria by interrupting the integrity of bacterial cell walls. Clavulanic acid belongs to a class of medications called beta-lactamase inhibitors, which prevents bacteria from destroying Amoxicillin. This combination is used for treating various bacterial infections including urinary tract infections, respiratory tract infections and skin and soft tissues infections. 

How to use it?

Curam is available as tablets, syrups or injections.

 

For various bacterial infections
Adult or children above 12 years
Oral tablets: Take 1g twice a day.

For mild and moderate bacterial infections
Adult or children above 12 years
Oral tablets: Take 375mg three times a day.

Children 7-12 years
Oral syrups: 312.5mg three times a day.

Children 2-7 years
Oral syrups: 156.25mg three times a day.

Children 9 months-2 years
Oral syrups: 78.125mg three times a day

What are the side effects of Curam?

Common side effects of Curam include diarrheanausea and vomitingallergies, and skin reactions.

Who should not take Curam?

  • People allergic to any component of Penicillin or Cephalosporin

Pharmacist Tips:

  • Antibiotics like Curam may reduce the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. Consider using another form of contraception while taking Curam, such as wearing a condom.

Common dosing schedule: 
Take Curam with or without food. Usually taken before meal.
 

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

 

Some common medications Curam may interact with:

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Curam in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Curam is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.


For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Curam in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.

Available dosage
  • 1.2g (Injections)
  • 156mg/5ml / 312.5mg/5ml / 457 mg/5ml (Oral Suspension)
  • 325mg / 625mg / 1g (Tablets)
Drug class
Antibiotics
Sub class
Penicillins
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