Augmentin (Amoxicillin/Clavulanate) is an antibiotic, which helps to fight bacteria and different infections.
The spectrum of its action spreads on tonsillitis, gonorrhea, bronchitis, pneumonia, ear infections, urinary tract infections, and infections of the skin.
Augmentin is issued in forms of a capsule, chewable tablet, liquid, and oral pediatric drop and is usually taken every 8 hours.
Take Augmentin as it is prescribed by your doctor, not more, but not less. Do not stop taking Augmentin unless your doctor tells to do so even if you feel well.
Augmentin is effective against the bacteria that is resistant to amoxicillin.
If you miss a dose of Augmentin, take it as soon as you remember. However if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose, do not take two doses at once.
Store the oral liquid form of Augmentin in the refrigerator because heat will cause this medicine to break down. However, keep the medicine from freezing.
Augmentin Safety information
Keep out of reach of children. Store away from direct light and heat. If you are allergic to any of components of Augmentin listed in label, that goes with it, do not take it to avoid allergic reactions. Augmentin refers to FDA category B. This medicine is not harmful for fetal. However if you are pregnant do not take Augmentin without need and consultation with your doctor.
Augmentin Side effects
If you experienced any of the following reactions to Augmentin, stop takeing it and cantact your doctor immediately. The serious probable side effects include:
severe or bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps, shortness of breath; closing of the throat; hives; swelling of the lips, face, or tongue; rash; or fainting); seizures; or unusual bleeding or bruising
Also more mild and less serious side effects may come. They are: mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain, white patches on the tongue (thrush/ yeast infection); itching or discharge of the vagina (vaginal yeast infection); black, "hairy" tongue or sore mouth or tongue. Do not stop taking Augmentin of you experienced these less serious side effects of the second group listed, but better contact you doctor.