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Augmentin Duo 375 Mg Tablet 10

AuGMentin Duo 375 MG Tablet 10

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    Uses :

    Amoxicillin Amoxicillin is one amongst the penicillin group of antibiotics which is prescribed for the treatment of bacterial infections. Amoxicillin present in the drug is of great benefit for tonsil pain relief, treatment for sinus infection, genital and urinary tract infection, teeth and gum infections, respiratory tract infections, and it is a common antibiotic for many more bacterial infections. Clavulanic acid Clavulanic acid is widely used to treat the common bacterial infections, respiratory tract infections, and urinary tract infections. Clavulanic acid is also prescribed during the myeloablative therapy followed by bone marrow transplantation.

    Mode of drug action :


    Amoxicillin Amoxicillin interferes with the production of the bacterial cell wall; it weakens and ruptures the cell wall of the bacteria thereby killing them. Beta-lactamase is a protein secreted by few bacteria which can make them resistant to some antibiotics such as penicillin/cephalosporin. Clavulanic acid Clavulanic acid irreversibly inactivates a wide variety of beta-lactamases, thereby making the penicillin/cephalosporin drugs more potent.

    What are the common side effects?

    Amoxicillin The common side effects associated with amoxicillin include nausea and vomiting, headache, allergic reaction, rash, diarrhea, stomach pain, vaginal itching, and vaginal discharge. Clavulanic acid The common side effects associated with clavulanic acid are increased transaminase level in the blood, maculopapular rash, urticaria, diarrhea, and fever.

    Warning

    Pregnancy: Safe under medical guidance Breast feeding: Safe under medical guidance Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required

    Special precautions for safe use

    • Avoid the medication if allergic to amoxicillin or any other penicillin.

    • Avoid the drug Augmentin Duo if allergic to amoxicillin or any other penicillin drugs.

    • Avoid stomach upset by taking Augmentin Duo medicine with food.

    • Do not panic incase of loose stools. Diarrhea is one among Augmentin Duo side effects, which gets better once the course is finished. If the condition worsens, consult the doctor.

    • Drug Augmentin Duo can alter the action of birth control pills making them less effective, and there may be a chance of pregnancy.

    • Maintain a minimum of 4 hours lag between each Augmentin Duo dosage. Do not take two doses in 1 hour.

    • Do not stop the medication in the middle of the treatment; even after feeling better. Do not take the medicine Augmentin Duo for more than two weeks.

    • Consult the doctor before taking Augmentin Duo medication during pregnant or breast feeding.

    What else should I know?
    Amoxicillin

    1. Is amoxicillin safe for children? Yes, amoxicillin is safe for children when taken in the prescribed dose. Amoxicillin dosage for children differs from that of adults.

    2. Can I take amoxicillin for a sore throat, cold, cough, and flu? Amoxicillin is only effective against bacterial infections, not viruses. A sore throat, cold, and cough caused due to bacteria can be treated with amoxicillin, but the flu cannot be treated as it is a viral infection.

    3. Does amoxicillin cause constipation? No. Amoxicillin does not cause constipation. Consult your doctor if you notice such side effects.

    4. How long does amoxicillin take to work? The time taken for the amoxicillin to show its action may depend on the type and severity of the infections. However, it would take anywhere between one to seven days.

    5. Does amoxicillin act against anaerobic bacteria? Yes. Amoxicillin is active against both aerobic as well as anaerobic bacterial infections. Clavulanic acid

    1. Why is clavulanic acid combined with amoxicillin? Clavulanic acid when combined with the drug amoxicillin helps in improving its potency by preventing degradation of the drug.

    2. Is clavulanic acid used only in combination with amoxicillin? No, clavulanic acid is also used in combination with other penicillin’s and cephalosporins such as cefixime.

    3. Does clavulanic acid cause diarrhea? Yes, one of the side effects of clavulanic acid is diarrhea.

    4. How does clavulanic acid help to improve the potency of amoxicillin? Clavulanic acid is a β-lactamase inhibitor a protein secreted by the bacteria to destroy amoxicillin. By destroying this protein, it improves the potency by preventing the degradation of the drug.

    5. Is clavulanic acid an anti-biotic itself? Yes, clavulanic acid, when administered alone, has weak antibacterial activity against most organisms.

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