Augpen 250/50 Mg Injection 1
Amoxicillin is one among the penicillin group of antibiotics which is prescribed for the treatment for 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 bacterial infections. 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.
How does the drug work ?
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 irreversibly inactivates a wide variety of beta-lactamases, thereby making the penicillin/cephalosporin drugs more potent.
What are the common side effects ?The common side effects associated with amoxicillin include nausea and vomiting, headache, allergic reaction, rash, diarrhea, stomach pain, vaginal itching, and vaginal discharge. The common side effects associated with clavulanic acid are increased transaminase level in the blood, maculopapular rash, urticaria, diarrhea, and fever.
Important Information for Safe Use:
• Avoid the medication if allergic to amoxicillin or any other penicillin.
• Avoid the drug Augpen if allergic to amoxicillin or any other penicillin drugs.
• Avoid stomach upset by taking Augpen medicine with food.
• Do not panic incase of loose stools. Diarrhea is one among Augpen side effects, which gets better once the course is finished. If the condition worsens, consult the doctor.
• Drug Augpen 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 Augpen 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 Augpen for more than two weeks.
• Consult the doctor before taking Augpen medication during pregnant or breast feeding.
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 ?-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.