Active Ingredient: Given medication is composed of two active ingredients Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium. Amoxicillin is anhydrous is a Penicillin-class Antibacterial. It is considered a third-generation or aminopenicillin.
Potassium clavulanate is a potassium salt having clavulanate as the counterion. It works as a suicide inhibitor of bacterial beta-lactamase enzymes. It prevents antibiotic inactivation by microbial lactamases. It plays the role of an antibacterial drug inhibitor and an antimicrobial agent.
Indications: This effective medicine is indicated to reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria.
It is approved for the treatment of lower respiratory tract infections caused by beta-lactamase-producing isolates, acute bacterial otitis media caused by beta-lactamase isolates of H. influenzae, sinusitis, skin infections caused by beta-lactamase, E. coli, Klebsiella species, and Urinary Tract Infections caused by beta-lactamase isolates of E. coli, Klebsiella species, and Enterobacter species.
Action Mechanism: This medicine Augmentin restricts the growth of bacteria. Given antibiotics treat only bacterial infections, not viral infections such as common cold, flu.
Dosages: The medication Augmentin is available in dosages as mentioned below:
- 250 mg + 125 mg: The medicine should be taken every 12 hours, at the start of a meal to reduce stomach upset as directed by the doctor
- 500 mg + 125 mg: Usually, it must be taken every 8 to 12 hours before a meal as advised by the doctor
Note: This medicine is not suitable for pregnant woman, it may inhibit the growth of the fetus