Augmentin

What is Augmentin?

Augmentin comprises a mix of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium. Amoxicillin fights against the bacteria in your body. It belongs to the group of penicillin antibiotics.

Clavulanate potassium is also a Beta Lactamase inhibitor which will help prevent certain bacteria from becoming resistant to amoxicillin.

Augmentin can be used to deal with different infections due to bacteria, such as pneumonia, allergies, ear infections, bronchitis, UTI, and skin infections.

Important information

Avoid using Augmentin in case you have already got severe kidney disorder, liver issues or jaundice. Avoid taking amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium whether you’re allergic to penicillin or cephalosporin antibiotic, for example as Amoxil, Omnicef, Ceftin, Cefzil, then Moxatag and  others.

In case you switch out of one medicine into another (chewable, regular or extended-release pill ), use the new medicine type and based on the prescribed amount to you. 

Avoid pregnancy while taking Augmentin. it’s better to consult your physician about birth control method to avoid pregnancy while taking Augmentin.

Before taking this medicine

You should not use Augmentin if you are allergic to amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium. To make sure Augmentin is safe for you. Consult your physician  if you ever had

  • Severe kidney disease (dialysis), liver problems or jaundice 
  • Allergic to any penicillin or cephalosporin antibiotic, such as Amoxil, Moxatag, Ceftin, Cefzil, Omnicef, and others.
  • Mononucleosis

Augmentin can bring complications during pregnancy. Explain to your doctor if you’re pregnant or intend to become pregnant.

 

Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium makes birth control pills less effective. Consult your physician about having a non-hormonal birth control (condom, diaphragm with spermicide) to stop pregnancy. 

Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium may pass into breast milk.Tell your health care provider if you’re breastfeeding.

Don’t give this medicine to your young child without medical advice.

If you miss a dose?

Take the missed dose when you remember. Don’t take additional medicine to make up the dose.

Overdose can lead to nausea, vomiting, vomiting, abdominal pain, nausea and skin rash, hyperactivity, and decreased urination.

Side effects

Get immediate medical attention if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Augmentin. Telephone your doctor at once in the event that you own:

  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
  • Dark colored urine, fever, confusion or weakness
  • loss of appetite, upper stomach pain
  • severe skin reaction – swelling in your face or tongue, fever, sore throat, burning in your eyes, Skin pain followed by a reddish or purple skin rash which spreads (particularly in the face or body ) and causes blistering and peeling off.

Common Augmentin side effects may include: nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, skin rashes or hives, vaginitis

This isn’t a complete set of negative effects yet others might occur. Call your physician for medical information about adverse effects.