Augmentin 1000mg (875+125)
Augmentin 875 125
|Generic Name||Amoxicillin Clavulanic Acid|
Augmentin 1000 mg (875mg 125mg) (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic Acid
Augmentin 1000mg (875mg+125) is a prescription-only antibiotic drug. It is widely recommended for the treatment of infection in children and adults. This medication can treat various symptoms of infection in the ears, skin, nose, bones, sinuses, airways, and urinary tract. Manufactured by the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Augmentin 875/125mg belongs to a group of drugs called beta-lactam antibiotics, which is prescribed for the treatment of infections due to bacteria. It is available in the form of tablets and syrup.
Working of Augmentin 1000mg:
Augmentin has antibiotics that work by eliminating the bacteria that cause infection. Remember that Augmentin 1000 mg will not work against infections caused by viruses such as colds and flu. It is a prescription-only drug.
What does Augmentin 875/125 contain?
Augmentin has a combination of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium (875mg 125mg) (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic Acid). Amoxicillin is related to a group of drugs called penicillins, whereas amoxicillin is known to combat bacterial infection. Clavulanate potassium is a beta-lactamase inhibitor that can prevent you from bacterial attack.
Side Effects of Augmentin 1000mg:
Like other medicines, Augmentin can cause some side effects. Most of its side effects are minor or temporary in nature. However, immediate medical attention is needed if any of its side effects persist long and becomes a serious condition. The probable side effects of Augmentin 1000 mg are few.
Less common side effects are:
- Itching of the vagina or genital area
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Change in taste and color of the tongue with a furry appearance
- Hives or welts
- Redness of the skin or skin rash
- White vaginal discharge
Flu-like symptoms such as:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Swollen glands
Rare side effects are:
- Bloody or cloudy urine
- Decreased frequency of urination or amount of urine
- Swelling of the feet or lower legs
Some side effects of amoxicillin/clavulanate are quite normal and they do not need medical attention. Such side effects are not so intensive and they go away as your body recovers. Consult your doctor to understand the ways to reduce rare side effects.
Medications Interact with Augmentin 875mg :
There are some medications that may interact with Augmentin. Tell your doctor about all including prescription and non-prescription medicines that you have been taking. Other than that, tell your doctor if you are taking any vitamins and/or herbal supplements. Some medications that may interact with this drug are:
- oral contraceptives (birth control pills)
When should Augmentin not be used?
One should not take Augmentin 1000 mg if you experience any severe medical conditions of severe. Avoid it if you:
- are allergic to amoxicillin, clavulanic acid, penicillins, cephalosporins, or any other medications
- have had any kidney or liver-related problems
- have allergies and asthma
- have had hay fever, hives, mononucleosis, or any type of viral infection
- have phenylketonuria
- are pregnant or breastfeeding
How to take Augmentin?
You can take Augmentin tablets orally with or without food. Usually, one tablet of Augmentin 875mg a day is prescribed. To diagnose infections completely, take this medication for the full course as prescribed.
Missed dose of Augmentin:
If you have missed a dose of Augmentin 1000 mg, take it as soon as you remember. If you are about to take your next dose, skip the dose you have missed and take the next dose as usual. Do not take a double dose to make up the damage of the missed dose. It is important to take the appropriate dose of tablet or syrup as prescribed by your doctor.