Augmentin refers to the name giving to the combination antibiotic drug that contains clauvulanate and amoxicillin. It is usually used in the treatment of bacterial infections in your air tracts. You can also use Augmentin for sinus infection treatment or pneumonia.

Limit or totally avoid drinking while you are taking Augmentin because Augmentin and alcohol can result to drowsiness and dizziness, using both together might make these effects worse.

Notable Augmentin uses are:

Augmentin contains a chemical called clauvunate which helps antibiotics overcome some antibiotic bacteria resistance.
Augmentin also contains amoxicillin which happens to be penicillin antibiotic that usually kills bacteria by stopping production of a particular chemical needed by germs to build their cell walls.

When taking Augmentin makes sure you avoid grapefruit juice. Augmentin interacts with various drugs so it should be cautiously taken. Though most doctors see it safe to take Augmentin while pregnant, how many grams of Augmentin you take should be determined by your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or still planning to get pregnant?

Side effects

The commonly popular Augmentin side effects are
Inflammation or irritation of the skin or both
Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD)
Another side effect of Augmentin is Hairy or black tongue
Nausea, diarrhea or vomiting
Thrush (Yeast or Candida) infection
Swelling of the mouth and tongue
Yellowing of the nails, skin and (jaundice) whites of the eyes

Augmentin Dosage

Augmentin is usually available in a liquid or tablet form. To prevent it from upsetting your stomachs take it with snacks or a meal. Though its tablet contain various amoxicillin in various doses it clavulanate dose is always 125miligrams. Augmentin tablet can come in these forms

Augmentin500 mg/ 125 mg
Augmentin 250 mg /125 mg
Augmentin 875 mg /125 mg

Augmentin XR extended release tablet has 62.5 mg of clavulanate and 1 gram (g) or 1000 mg of amoxicillin.
The ES liquid of Augmentin contains either 400 mg of amoxicillin and 57 mg of clavulanate per 5 ml or 600 mg of amoxicillin and 42.9 mg of clavulanate per 5 milliliter (ml).
Generally do not take above 1200 mg amoxicillin in Augmentin per kilogram (kg) of body weight a day.

The doctor of your child may prescribe Augmentin syrup, which a pharmacist makes from a powder that contains clavulanate and amoxicillin. The doctor’s prescription is dependent on the weight of your child.

A dose of 5 ml has the following quantities of clavulanate and amoxicillin:

250 mg/ 62.5 mg
400 mg/ 57 mg
200 mg/ 28 mg
125 mg/ 31.25 mg

If your loved ones or you do not like swallowing pills the doctor may make a prescription of Augmentin syrup. Just like every antibiotics ensure you finish your doctors prescribed dose, even when you start feeling well. Your augmenting dosage days should not be skipped for any reason.

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