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Augmentin (amoxicillin/clavulinic acid)

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Brand Name : Augmentin

Marketing Authorization Holder : GlaxoSmithKline

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Generic Name : Amoxicillin/Clavulinic Acid

Manufactured By : Authorized Indian Generic

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Product Details

Be prepared with Augmentin

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 Augmentin is a combinationi of amoxicillin and clavulinic acid (clavulanate). It is a sronger antibiotic than amoxicillin alone.

 

Common Infections Common Dosing Schedule (adult) Common Duration of Treatment  
Bronchitis 500mg every 8 hours or 850mg every 12 hours 7 to 10 days  
Mild Otitis Media 250mg every 8 hours or 500mg every 12 hours (875mg if more severe) 10 to 14 days  
Mild Sinusitis 250mg every 8 hours or 500mg every 12 hours 10 to 14 days  
Mild Urinary Tract Infection 250mg every 8 hours or 500mg every 12 hours 3 to 7 days  
Mild Skin Infection 250mg every 8 hours or 500mg every 12 hours 7 days  
Upper Respiratory Infection 250mg every 8 hours or 500mg every 12 hours (850mg if more severe) 10 days  
Lower Respiratory Infection 500mg every 8 hours or 850mg every 12 hours 7 to 10 days  
       

 

Augmentin is best taken at the start of a meal.

Do not take with other antibiotics.

  • Not used for viral infections (common cold etc)
  • Do not take if allergic to penicillin class of medicine
  • Stop immediately if rash develops or other serious side effect and see your doctor.
  • Stop if severe diarrhea presents itself and see your doctor.
  • Never use as a preventative medicine, only use when required and try to take for at least 3 days in a row once started
  • If any kidney issues or serious medical conditions, see your doctor before starting any antibiotic
  • For any severe infection, go to your doctor or emergency care provider

 

Usually there are no side effects with amoxicillin but the most common ones include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Rash
  • Allergic reaction
  • Anemia

See your doctor if you have any serious side effects.

Augmentin can interact with the following medicines:

  • Allopurinol and Probeneci (used commonly for gout)
  • Anticoagulants like Eliquis, Pradaxa, Lixiana, Xarelto, Coumadin (warfarin)
  • Contraceptives (use additional birth control methods)
  • Methotrexate (commonly used in cancer treatments)
  • ALCOHOL

ONLY USE ANTIBIOTICS UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF YOUR LOCAL PHYSICIAN.



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