Amoxicillin / Clavulanate

generic for Augmentin

What is Amoxicillin / Clavulanate?

Common Brand(s): Augmentin

Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid is a combination penicillin-type antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.

This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). Using any antibiotic when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections.

Uses

  • febrile neutropenic patient presumed infection treatment
  • Haemophilus influenzae acute otitis media
  • Moraxella catarrhalis acute otitis media
  • acute bacterial otitis media
  • acute bacterial sinusitis
  • acute Haemophilus influenzae bacterial sinusitis
  • acute Moraxella catarrhalis bacterial sinusitis
  • upper respiratory infection
  • Haemophilus influenzae pneumonia
  • Moraxella catarrhalis pneumonia
  • bacterial pneumonia
  • Haemophilus influenzae bronchitis
  • Moraxella catarrhalis bronchitis
  • chronic bronchitis with bacterial exacerbation
  • Haemophilus influenzae chronic bronchitis
  • Moraxella catarrhalis chronic bronchitis
  • diverticulitis of gastrointestinal tract
  • biliary tract infection
  • Enterobacter cloacae urinary tract infection
  • E. coli urinary tract infection
  • Klebsiella urinary tract infection
  • skin and skin structure infection
  • Staphylococcus aureus skin and skin structure infection
  • skin and skin structure E. coli infection
  • skin and skin structure Klebsiella infection
  • human bite wound
  • dog bite wound
  • cat bite wound
  • pediatric fever without a source
  • bacterial urinary tract infection
  • diabetic foot infection

Usage Instructions

Chew the tablets thoroughly and swallow, followed by a full glass of water (8 ounces/240 milliliters). Take this medication with a meal or snack as directed by the doctor. Depending on your specific product, this medication is usually taken every 8 or 12 hours.

The dosage is based on your weight, medical condition, and response to treatment.

For the best effect, take this antibiotic at evenly spaced times. To help you remember, take this medication at the same time(s) every day.

Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow, which may result in a return of the infection.

Tell the doctor if your condition persists or worsens.

Storage

Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details.