Augmentin DUO Tablet 1000mg is used to treat infections of the ear, nose, throat, genitourinary tract, and skin. It also treats acute uncomplicated gonorrhea caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhea. Further, the Augmentin DUO Tablet 1000mg is also used to treat sinusitis, acute bacterial infection, urinary tract infection, and otitis media acute. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon a doctor’s discretion.
The active ingredients of Augmentin DUO Tablet 1000mg are Amoxicillin 875mg and Clavulanic Acid 125mg.
With its bactericidal property, Amoxicillin inhibits the cell wall synthesis in bacteria thus resulting in bacterial death.
Beta-lactamases are enzymes produced in bacteria which protect themselves from the action of antibiotics. Here, Clavulanic Acid acts by destroying or inhibiting this beta-lactamase therefore reducing the antibiotic activity of the bacteria and allows any external antibiotic sources to work.
Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking the Augmentin DUO Tablet 1000mg:
The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this tablet. It is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and may include:
Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:
Do not exceed the dose prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole, immediately after opening the tablet from the strip. Do not break or chew the tablet.
Try not to skip the dose, If you forget your dose take it as soon as you remember; but if it is time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t swallow two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
Take the Augmentin DUO Tablet 1000mg with food or without food.
For adults, the usual dosage is 1 tablet 2-3 times a day or as suggested by your physician or health care professional.
For children talk to your doctor before giving the tablet.
Avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage. In case of an accidental overdose, promptly seek medical advice. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary but you may experience one or more of the following signs or symptoms:
Take the tablet only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:
Augmentin DUO Tablet 1000mg may be used during pregnancy – no known risk of fetal harm based on animal data. However, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant during the treatment.
This medication may pass through breast milk and harm a nursing baby. Therefore, do not take this medicine without informing your doctor or a pharmacist.
Since consuming this medicine would induce severe allergic reactions and convulsions, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention/physical strength.
Interaction of alcohol with this medicine is unknown. Therefore, consult your doctor before consumption.
Avoid taking warfarin along with Augmentin DUO Tablet 1000mg as this may increase the risk of bleeding when both drugs combined together.
The therapeutic efficacy of anthrax vaccine will get reduced when used along with Augmentin DUO Tablet 1000mg.
Category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Amoxicillin is used to stop or treat certain bacterial infections, such as infections of the ears, nose, throat, urinary tract and skin.
It is a penicillin like antibiotic and works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses. Use as you have been told, even if you are feeling better. Take with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach. Chewable tablet: Chew or crush well. Mix crushed tablet with food. Do not swallow it whole. Extended release tablet: Take with food. Swallow tablet whole. Do not chew, crush, or break. Tablet for suspension: Mix the tablet in 2 teaspoons (10 mL) of water. Do not chew or swallow the tablet whole. There is a liquid (suspension) if you cannot swallow pills. Shake well before use. Those who have feeding tubes may also use the liquid. Flush the feeding tube before and after this drug is given. You may crush the tablet, melt it in water, and mix it with chocolate milk, milk, or pudding.
Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Loose stools (diarrhea). Yogurt or probiotics may help. You may get these products at health food stores or in some pharmacies. For women, vaginal yeast infection. Report itching or discharge.
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. - Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. - Do not change the dose or stop this drug. - Talk with the doctor.
If you have an allergy to amoxicillin, any penicillin, or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Very loose stools (diarrhea), even after drug is stopped. Any bruising or bleeding. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
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