|Active substance||Amoxicillin & Clavulanic acid|
|US Brand||Augmentin, Clavulin|
|Manufacturing by||GSK, India|
|Strength||500mg &125mg, 875mg &125mg|
|Form release||blister 6 pills|
|Estimated shipping time||7 – 18 days (Depending from the Country)|
|Availability, Prices & Order||through request form|
Clavulanate potassium fights bacteria that is often resistant to penicillins and other antibiotics. Augmentin is used to treat many different infections caused by bacteria, such as sinusitis, pneumonia, ear infections, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, and infections of the skin.
Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, also known as co-amoxiclav, is an antibiotic useful for the treatment of a number of bacterial infections. It is a combination consisting of amoxicillin, a β-lactam antibiotic, and potassium clavulanate, a β-lactamase inhibitor. It is specifically used for otitis media, strep throat, pneumonia, cellulitis, urinary tract infections, animal bites, and tuberculosis. It is taken by mouth or by injection into a vein.
Augmentin is available as a tablet or liquid. To avoid stomach upset, take it with meals or a snack.
The tablets contain different doses of amoxicillin, but the same, 125 milligrams (mg) dose of clavulanate-potassium. Augmentin tablets come in the following strengths:
- 250 mg /125 mg
- 500 mg/ 125 mg
- 875 mg /125 mg
Augmentin ES liquid contains either 600 mg of amoxicillin and 42.9 mg of clavulanate per 5 milliliter (ml), or 400 mg of amoxicillin and 57 mg of clavulanate per 5 ml.
Augmentin XR extended release tablets contains 1000 mg or 1 gram (g) of amoxicillin and 62.5 mg of clavulanate.
In general, you should not take more than 1200 mg amoxicillin in Augmentin per kilogram (kg) of body weight a day.
Your doctor may also prescribe an Augmentin syrup if you or someone you care for has trouble swallowing pills.
As with all antibiotics, be sure to finish taking the entire amount of medication your doctor prescribes, even if you feel better.
Possible side effects include diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, thrush, and skin rash. These do not usually require medical attention. As with all antimicrobial agents, antibiotic-associated diarrhea due to Clostridium difficile infection—sometimes leading to pseudomembranous colitis—may occur during or after treatment with amoxicillin/clavulanic acid.
Rarely, cholestatic jaundice (also referred to as cholestatic hepatitis, a form of liver toxicity) has been associated with amoxicillin/clavulanic acid. The reaction may occur up to several weeks after treatment has stopped, and usually takes weeks to resolve. It is more frequent in men, older people, and those who have taken long courses of treatment; the estimated overall incidence is one in 100,000 exposures. In the United Kingdom, co-amoxiclav carries a warning from the Committee on Safety of Medicines to this effect.
As all aminopenicillins, amoxicillin has been associated with Stevens–Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis, although these reactions are very rare.