Augmentin Duo Dry Syrup 30 Ml
Amoxicillin Amoxicillin is one among the penicillin group of antibiotics which is prescribed during the treatment for bacterial infections. Amoxicillin 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 bacterial infections. Potassium clavulnate Potassium clavulnate is widely used to treat the common bacterial infections, respiratory tract infections, and urinary tract infections. Potassium clavulanate is also prescribed during the myeloablative therapy followed by bone marrow transplantation.
How does the drug work ?
Amoxicillin Amoxicillin interferes with the production of the bacterial cell wall; it weakens and ruptures the cell wall of the bacteria thereby killing them. Potassium clavulnate Potassium clavulanate belongs to beta-lactam antibiotics which act by irreversibly inactivating 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. Potassium clavulnate The common side effects associated with potassium clavulnate are increased transaminase level in the blood, maculopapular rash, urticaria, diarrhea, and fever.
Important Information for Safe Use:
• Do not take the drug Augmentin duo, if allergic to any of its ingredients.
• Take Augmentin duo exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Do not over dose it.
• Consult a doctor while taking the drug Augmentin duo during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
• Do not take the drug Augmentin duo for more than two weeks.
• Be cautious in driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery while using the drug Augmentin duo.
• Avoid using the drug Augmentin duo while suffering from renal impairment.
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. Potassium clavulnate
1. Why is potassium clavulnate combined with amoxicillin? Potassium clavulnate, when combined with the drug amoxicillin, helps in improving its potency by preventing degradation of the drug.
2. Is potassium clavulnate used only in combination with amoxicillin? No, potassium clavulnate is also used in combination with other penicillins and cephalosporins such as cefixime.
3. Does potassium clavulnate cause diarrhea? Yes, one of the side effects of potassium clavulnate is diarrhea.
4. How does potassium clavulnate help to improve the potency of amoxicillin? Potassium clavulnate is a ?-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 potassium clavulnate an anti-biotic itself? Yes, potassium clavulnate, when administered alone, has weak antibacterial activity against most organisms.