Augmentin belongs to the group of broad-spectrum antibiotics. Such antibiotic works destroying bacteria. The medicine is prescribed for treatment of pneumonia and other infectious diseases of respiratory, gastrointestinal systems, urogenital systems, infections which appear after surgery and others. Its component Clavulanate potassium provides resistance of Augmentin to activity of bacterial beta-lactamases.
It is recommended to take the medicine as it was prescribed by your doctor.Dosage depends of your condition and other circumstances. Do not exceed your recommended dose.
You shouldn't use the medicine if you have allergy to penicillin antibiotics, have liver or kidney failure or mononucleosis.
Patients with allergic reaction to Augmentin or to another penicillin antibiotics, infectious mononucleosis, a history of liver problems or yellowing of the eyes or skin caused by Augmentin can't used the medicine.
Possible side effect
Side effects can be the following: dyspepsia, abdominal discomfort, bloating, gas, nausea, vomiting, liver function disorders, hepatitis, jaundice caused by stagnation of bile, vaginal itching and also symptoms of allergy.
Augmentin can interact with other antibiotics changing the normal bacteria flora of the colon and permitting overgrowth of C. difficile, a bacteria which causes pseudomembranous colitis.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time of the next intake just skip it and go back to your schedule.
If you think you have overdosed the medicine seek emergency medical help immediately. The overdose symptoms are nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, skin rash, drowsiness, and hyperactivity.
Store the medicine at room temperature of 59-86F (15-30C) away from light and moisture.
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