Augmentin (Amoxicillin & Clavulanate Potassium)
Augmentin belongs to a class of drugs called penicillins. It, being an antibiotic, helps in fighting bacteria in the body. Augmentin has a generic name of Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium.
Augmentin is used to treat bacterial infections such as:
Discuss with your doctor if you have any of the ailments below prior to taking Augmentin:
You may not be advised to take Augmentin in any of the above case. You may also be given dosage adjustments or be under close monitoring during your treatment period.
Let your doctor know if you have allergic reactions to penicillin or cephalosporin. Patients with phenylketonuria need to monitor their intake of this additive.
Augmentin belongs to a class of drugs labeled as FDA Pregnancy Category B. It is unlikely to harm an unborn baby. Nonetheless, do not take this drug without first consul ting your physician if you are pregnant or planning to be.
Breastfeeding mothers must see their doctor before deciding to take Augmentin as this passes into breast milk and may cause yeast infection, diarrhea, or allergic reactions to the nursing baby.
Augmentin Intake Instructions
Augmentin must be taken as directed by your physician. Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to explain to explain some instructions that appear unclear to you.
Each dose is taken with a full glass of water on a full stomach to prevent stomach upset.
Chewable tablets must be chewed and not swallowed whole. The XR tablets on the other hand are specially formulated to release the medication slowly in the body. Therefore it is not advised to crush or chew the drug. If it is hard for you to swallow it whole, it can be broken in half. Moreover, Augmentin suspension must be shaken well before use. A dropper, dose-measuring spoon or cup must be used to measure the exact dose.
To get the most benefit out of the drug, take Augmentin at a regular interval as prescribed. Do not stop intake even if you feel a little comfort unless told by your physician to do so.
Augmentin Missed Dose
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, skip it and proceed with the next one. Augmentin must not be double dosed unless directed by your physician.
If symptoms of Over dosage are experienced, consult your doctor for the proper medical attention.
Overdose of Augmentin is manifested by:
Augmentin Side Effects
Seek medical help and stop intake of Augmentin if you experience any of the following serious conditions:
Minor side effects include the following:
In any of these cases, just continue use of Augmentin and seek medical advice.
For other reactions that are particularly causing discomfort, tell your doctor.
Augmentin Drug Interactions
Inform your doctor if you are presently taking any if these medicaments:
You may need to have dosage adjustments or be put under special monitoring during your treatment period.
Augmentin may also lessen the effectiveness of birth control pills. To ensure protection from unintended pregnancy, use a second birth control method.
Tell your doctor if you are taking other prescribed or over-the-counter medicines including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products as they may possibly have unwanted interactions with Augmentin.
Augmentin can be bought through our Online Pharmacy or at any Canadian Pharmacy selling online prescriptions.
In some countries AUGMENTIN may also be known as: Amoxicillin, Clamoxyl, Imacillin, Larotid, Moxacin, Novamoxin, Penamox, Robamox, Wymox