About Augmentin (Amoxicillin - Clavulanate)
Drug Class: What is Augmentin and why is it prescribed?
Augmentin Mechanism: How does Augmentin work?
Augmentin Dosage: How should you take Augmentin
Dosage: How should you take Augmentin
Special information on Augmentin
Augmentin side effects
|Drug Class: What is Augmentin and why is it prescribed?|
Generic Augmentin is used to treat a wide variety of infections, including:
|Augmentin Mechanism: How does Augmentin work?|
|Amoxicillin blocks the formation of bacterial cell walls, rendering bacteria unable to multiply and spread. The bacteria therefore break up and die. Clavulanate enhances the effectiveness of amoxicillin by inhibiting the activity of a specific enzyme (beta-lactamase) produced by certain drug-resistant strains of bacteria.|
|Augmentin Dosage: How should you take Augmentin|
|Generic Augmentin Dosages will be determined by the type of infection being treated.
Infections of the Lower Respiratory Tract:
Gonococcal Infections Such as Acute, Uncomplicated Anogenital and Urethral Infections:
Children weighing under 44 pounds will have their dosage determined by their weight.
Generic Augmentin Overdose
If you miss an Generic Augmentin dose:
Generic Augmentin Storage instructions:
Generic Augmentin Preparations:
|Dosage: How should you take Augmentin|
|Generic Augmentin may react with the antigout medication Benemid, resulting in changes in blood levels.
A reaction with another antigout drug, Zyloprim, may cause a rash. Notify your doctor if you are taking either of these drugs.
The removal of Generic Augmentin from the body can be slowed when given with probenecid.
|Special information on Augmentin|
|Most important fact about Generic Augmentin
If you are allergic to either penicillin or cephalosporin antibiotics in any form, consult your doctor before taking Generic Augmentin. You may be allergic to Generic Augmentin, and if a reaction occurs, it could be extremely severe. If you take Generic Augmentin and feel signs of a reaction, seek medical attention immediately.
Special Precautions if you are pregnant or breast feeding
Serious and occasionally fatal hypersensitivity (anaphylactic) reactions have been reported in patients on Generic Augmentin therapy.
These reactions are more likely to occur in individuals with a history of Penicillin hypersensitivity and/or a history of sensitivity to multiple allergens.
Before initiating therapy with Generic Augmentin, careful inquiry should be made concerning possible hypersensitivity reactions.
Pseudomembranous colitis has been reported with Generic Augmentin, and has ranged in severity from mild to life-threatening.
Treatment with Generic Augmentin alters the normal flora of the colon and may permit overgrowth of clostridia.
|Augmentin side effects|
|Why Generic Augmentin should not be prescribed?
If you are sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to any penicillin medication, do not take Generic Augmentin. Also avoid taking Generic Augmentin if it has ever given you liver problems or yellowing of the skin and eyes.
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