Clavulanate Potassium with Amoxycillin
Generic Name: Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium

Trade Name: Augmentin

Why it is prescribed (Indications): 
The amalgamation of amoxicillin, a penicillin-like antibiotic, and Clavulanate potassium eliminates bacteria that cause lung, ear, urinary tract, sinus and skin infections .

When it is to be taken:
The amalgamation of amoxicillin and Clavulanate potassium is taken usually every eight hours. Follow the instructions on your prescription label carefully. Doses should be taken at evenly spaced intervals around the clock (e.g., 10.p.m. 6 a.m., and 2 p.m.)

How it should be taken:
   • Amoxicillin with Clavulanate potassium comes in the form of regular, chewable tablets & oral cliquid.
   • Your prescription label tells you how much to take at each dose.
   • This medication may be taken with food or an empty stomach.

Special Instruction: 
   • Take all of the medication prescribed, even after the infection appears to have gone away. Failure         to do so could allow the infection to return.
   • If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember and then recommence your regular         schedule. However, if you remember a missed dose near the time for your next schedule dose,
     space the missed dose and schedule dose two to three hours apart. Then resume your regular
Side Effects: 
   • If nausea and vomiting continues, take this medication with food.
   • If diarrhoea and rashes persist, contact your doctor.
   • Vaginal irritation, itching, shortness of breath and wheezing are seen rarely. Call your doctor or go         to a hospital immediately. You may need emergency treatment.

Other Precautions: 

   • Women who are breast-feeding should inform their doctors because this combination drug passes
     from a mother to her baby in the milk.
   • If you are allergic to penicillin or any other antibiotics or if you have asthma, hay fever, allergies or
     kidney disease, tell your doctor before you take amoxicillin and Clavulanate potassium.
   • Before you take amoxicillin and Clavulanate potassium tell your doctor, what prescription and
     nonprescription drugs you are taking, especially allopurinol.
   • Diabetics should use Clinistix or TesTape to test their urine for sugar while taking this drug.
   • If you have used all of the medication prescribed but still have symptoms of the infection, contact
     your doctor.
   • If your doctor tells, you to stop consuming it, then throw away the unused amoxicillin and
     Clavulanate potassium, as the drug may lose its effectiveness and cannot be used to treat another

Storage Conditions: 
   • Keep this medication in the container it came in and out of the reach of children.
   • Store the oral liquid in the refrigerator.
   • Store regular and chewable tablets at room temperature.
   • Keep all forms of amoxicillin and Clavulanate.
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