Friday, 16 September 2011

Augmentin

Augmentin
(co-amoxiclav)
Antibiotic

Co-amoxiclav is a combination of amoxycillin and clavulanic acid.

Availability:

  • 375 mg film-coated pills - containing amoxycillin and clavulanic acid in proportion of 2:1.
  • 625 mg film-coated pills - containing amoxycillin and clavulanic acid in proportion of 4:1.
  • 1 g film-coated pills - containing amoxycillin and clavulanic acid in proportion of 7:1.
  • 156.25 mg syrup.
  • 312.5 mg syrup.
Augmentin is an anti-bacterial drug used for eyes, nose, throat treatments and for skin infections.


For children below the age of 6 years only use 156.25 mg augmentin syrups. Other presentations of the drug are not to be given to children below 6-years. Eight hours breaks between doses is also essential.

Regularity of doses should be achieved in order to get the desired outcome.

Side effects of amoxycillin (constituent of augmentin) include rashes, vomiting and nausea. Clavulanic Acid may cause acute hepatitis.

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