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Augmentin ( Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium) and/or Equivalents

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Amoxicillin
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What Is Augmentin?

Augmentin is used to treat various infections of body organs such as Lower respiratory tract infections, sinusitis, urinary tract infections, otitis media, skin and skin structure infections, and so on. Pneumonia augmentin is used to treat the infection of the lower respiratory tract, rash augmentin is used to prevent the rashes or any other bacterial infection of the skin, augmentin uti is used to treat and prevent severe bacterial infections in urinary tract and augmentin sinus is extremely effective for nasal or respiratory tract infection.

Ingredients Available In Antibiotic Augmentin

Augmentin is also known as amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium. Apart from amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium the other inactive ingredients in amoxicillin augmentin are Colloidal silicon dioxide, microcrystalline cellulose, hypromellose, polyethylene glycol, magnesium stearate, titanium dioxide, and sodium starch glycolate. The combination of amoxicillin and clavulanate along with other ingredients are extremely effective in treating any kind of bacterial infections. Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium falls under the category of penicillin and beta-lactamase inhibitors. Therefore, prevents the growth of bacteria in any parts of the body.

How Amoxicillin Augmentin Is Available In The Market?

Augmentin antibiotic is available in form of tablets in the market and also in various strengths. It is strictly recommended to consult a healthcare provider before consuming augmentin antibiotics. The strengths that are available in the market are: augmentin 400 mg, augmentin 500 mg, augmentin 625 mg, augmentin 875 mg and augmentin 1000 mg. Several different types of strengths are applicable according to the health condition. Each white, oval, film-coated tablet, contains amoxicillin as the trihydrate and clavulanic acid as the potassium salt. Syrup augmentin is also available in the market. Medication augmentin should be stored at or below 25°C. It is also recommended to keep this medication away from the children and pets.

Dosage for Augmentin

Dose of augmentin should strictly according to the doctor. Usually the doses of augmentin is recommended on empty stomach but at times, absorption of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium may lead to stomach upset. Therefore, taking augmentin with the meal or after meal is also advised by the physicians. Doses are categorized according to the age and also other health factors. The doses should not be stopped without consulting the doctor even if the results are better. What are the precautions that should be taken before consuming amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium tablets?Patients allergic to any of the ingredients on the label should not consume this medication. Augmentin pregnancy is likely to be safe during the pregnancy. Nursing mothers should also consult with the physician. Augmentin interaction could be dangerous at times.

What is the most important information I should know about amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium ?

Take all of the amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Symptoms may begin to improve before the infection is completely treated.
Chew the chewable tablets before swallowing. Do not swallow them whole.
Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium may decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills. Use a second method of birth control while taking amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium to ensure protection from unintended pregnancy.


What is amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium ?

Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium is an antibiotic in the class of drugs called penicillins. Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium fights bacteria in the body.
Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium is used to treat many different types of bacterial infections, such as sinusitis, pneumonia, ear infections, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, and infections of the skin.
Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium ?

If you have ever had an allergic reaction to another penicillin or to a cephalosporin, do not take amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium without first talking to your doctor.

Before taking amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium, tell your doctor if you have

  • liver disease;
  • kidney disease; or
  • mononucleosis.

You may not be able to take amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.

The Augmentin 200 mg chewable tablets contain 2.1 mg phenylalanine; the 400 mg chewable tablets contain 4.2 mg phenylalanine; and 5 mL (1 teaspoon) of either the 200 mg/ 5 mL or 400 mg/ 5 mL oral suspensions contain 7 mg phenylalanine. The Augmentin ES-600 suspension contains 7 mg phenylalanine per teaspoon. Individuals with phenylketonuria may need to monitor their intake of this additive.

Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium is in the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not, however, take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium passes into breast milk. Rarely, amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium may cause a yeast infection, diarrhea, or allergic reaction in a nursing infant, although no serious harm is expected. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Possible side effects of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium and seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately:

an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of the throat; hives; swelling of the lips, face, or tongue; rash; or fainting); or diarrhea that is severe or lasts longer than 3 days.

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium and talk to your doctor if you experience

  • mild diarrhea;
  • nausea or vomiting;
  • rash;
  • white patches in the mouth (thrush/ yeast infection); or
  • vaginal yeast infection or diaper rash.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

How should I take amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium ?

Take amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Take only the medication that has been prescribed for you. Different formulations and/ or strengths of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium are not equivalent to one another and should not be used as substitutes. Check with your doctor if you have any questions.

Take each dose with a full glass of water.

Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium should be taken with a meal or snack to reduce stomach upset.
Chew the chewable tablets before swallowing. Do not swallow them whole.

Do not crush or chew the Augmentin XR tablets. They are specially formulated to release the medication slowly in the body. If swallowing of the whole tablets is difficult, they may be broken in half where they are scored. Both parts of the tablet should still be taken if it is broken.
Shake the liquid form of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium well before measuring a dose. To ensure that you get a correct dose, measure the suspension with a dose-measuring spoon, dropper, or cup, not a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist where you can get one.
Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium should be taken at evenly spaced intervals as prescribed. It is important to take amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium regularly to get the most benefit.

Take all of the amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated.

Store the tablets at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Store the suspension in the refrigerator. Throw away any unused liquid after 10 days.


What happens if I miss a dose ?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication unless otherwise directed by your doctor.


What happens if I overdose ?

Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected.
Symptoms of an amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium overdose include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, rash, drowsiness, hyperactivity, and kidney problems.


What should I avoid while taking amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium ?

There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activity during treatment with amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium unless otherwise directed by your doctor.


What other drugs will affect amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium ?

Before taking amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following drugs:

  • allopurinol (Zyloprim);
  • probenecid (Benemid); or
  • another antibiotic (for the same or for a different infection).

You may not be able to take amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.

Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium may decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills. Use a second method of birth control while taking amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium to ensure protection from unintended pregnancy.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.

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