Augmentin (Amoxicillin/Clavulanate)

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What is Augmentin (Amoxicillin/Clavulanate) prescribed for?

Augmentin is a combination drug, using Amoxicillin and Clavulanate as its base. It is used to treat various different infections caused by bacteria, such as sinusitis, pneumonia, ear infects, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, and infections on the skin.

Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic that fights off bacteria. Clavulanate is a beta-lactamase inhibitor that helps prevent certain bacteria from becoming resistant to amoxicillin.

Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body.

Take this medication as prescribed by your doctor, follow all of the directions. Do not take this medication on larger or smaller doses, or for any longer that was has been recommended to you.

This medication is to be taken every 12 hours, at the start of a meal to reduce any stomach pains. Swallow the pill whole, or break the pill in half and take both halves one at a time.

Before using Augmentin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or to Amoxicillin; or to Clavulanate; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Speak with your doctor if you have any of the following; sever kidney disease, liver problems or jaundice; allergic to penicillin or any cephalosporin antibiotic such as Amoxil, Ceftin, Cefzil, Levaquin, Moxatag, Omnicef and others, Kidney disease, or mononucleosis.

Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using a non-hormonal birth control (condom, diaphragm with spermicide) to prevent pregnancy.

Speak to your doctor if you experience any of the following; hives or welts, itching, itching in the genital area, pain during sexual intercourse, skin rash, thick white vaginal discharge with no order or with a mild color. , bloody or cloudy urine, fever, seizures, and swelling of feet or lower legs.

Speak with your doctor right away if you experience any of these side effects; back, leg or stomach pains, black tarry stool. Bloating, bleeding gums, loss of appetite, loss of heat from the body, pain, pale skin, bloody nose, blood in the stools, diarrhea, fast heartbeat, dizziness, headaches, unusual weight loss.

What is Augmentin used for?

Augmentin is a prescription medication prescribed to patients to help treat various bacterial infections. Augmentin is effective against infections caused by Escherichia coli, moraxella catarrhalis, beta-lactamase-producing isolates of haemophilus influenza, Staphylococcus aureus, and species of klebsiella and enterobacter. Bronchitis and pneumonia are two examples of infections treatable with Augmentin. Additional examples include ear infections, urinary infections, and skin infections.

 

How long does it take for Augmentin to work?

The exact length of time may vary between each individual due to many personal factors. In general, the medication will reach peak concentration and begin working towards your symptoms within 1.5 hours of your dose. Keep in mind, it takes time for the medication to show improvement; you may not notice an improvement in your condition for up to 48 hours (2 days) after starting treatment.

 

How long does Augmentin stay in your system?

Augmentin has a short half-life which indicates the medication won’t remain in the system for too long following your last dose. Most medications remain in the system for about 5 half-lives; Augmentin has a half-life of 1-1.5 hours. This means Augmentin will likely remain in the system for up to 7.5 hours, which is a little more than one quarter of one full day.

 

How to take Augmentin?

Take this medication exactly the way your doctor has prescribed it to you. If you are unsure or have forgotten how your doctor wants you to take this medication, you may want to consider consulting with your doctor before starting treatment. This medication typically works best when taken before a meal if your doctor hasn’t suggested otherwise. Most patients are required to take 2 doses per day; one dose every 12 hours. Avoid crushing or chewing the tablet; it should be swallowed whole. Keep in mind; if you need medical tests, you should tell your doctor you are taking Augmentin as it can affect certain test results.

 

What is in Augmentin?

Augmentin is a combination medication which means it contains two separate drugs to form a single medication. Augmentin contains a fixed amount of Amoxicillin as well as Clavulanate. Amoxicillin is known as a penicillin antibiotic; it is able to stop the bacteria from growing by preventing its formation of cell walls, ultimately killing the bacteria, and eradicating the infection. Some bacteria, over time, have become resistant to Amoxicillin, which is where Clavulanate comes in. Clavulanate is known as a beta-lactamase inhibitor; it is able to prevent the bacteria from becoming resistant to the medication.

 

How long to take Augmentin for sinus infection?

When taking Augmentin for a sinus infection, you typically won’t have to wait much longer than a week before it clears up. Treatment duration for sinus infections is usually around 5-7 days, at which point, your infection should be cleared up. You may want to consult with your doctor if you don’t notice an improvement after one week of treatment.

 

How long does it take for Augmentin to work for tooth infection?

Most minor infections, such as a sinus infections or toothaches, typically don’t take too long to heal using Augmentin. Similar to sinus infections, Augmentin can heal a toothache within a week of treatment, in most cases. Keep in mind, the duration it takes for the medication to heal your condition will vary depending on many personal factors, such as the severity of your toothache. A mild toothache may take a few days; a more severe toothache may take an entire week of treatment.

 

How long for Augmentin to work on ear infection?

An ear infection is another condition which is quickly treated with Augmentin. You should begin feeling relief within the first 24 hours of starting Augmentin and significant improvement within 2-3 days of starting treatment. Similar to the previous questions answer; the exact amount of time will depend on many person factors, especially the severity of your condition.

 

How much does Augmentin cost?

It depends on where you buy your supply from, if you purchase the medication locally (in the United States) or internationally. For example, when you order internationally through My Drug Center, you can find 100 tablets of generic Augmentin (Amoxicillin and Clavulanate) for $149.00; in the United States, a supply of 100 Augmentin tablets would cost 36 times as much, on average.

 

What is the generic name for Augmentin?

When a brand-name medication has a generic alternative available, it is commonly known and sold as the active ingredients name. In the case of Augmentin, the generic name is known as Amoxicillin/Clavulanate (sometimes shortened to Amox-Clav). We carry both the brand and the generic alternative in 500mg/125mg and 875mg/125mg.

 

What is the difference between Amoxicillin and Augmentin?

Amoxicillin is a single-drug medication where Augmentin is a combination medication. Augmentin contains Amoxicillin, but it also contains a secondary drug to help boost efficacy; Clavulanate. Augmentin is typically reserved for infections that are harder to treat, such as kidney infections or severe skin abscesses. Since Augmentin contains this additional drug, you may also notice a difference in drug interactions (Augmentin has 25 additional interactions) and price (Augmentin is generally much more expensive than Amoxicillin by itself).

 

What does Augmentin look like?

Augmentin tablets are usually white in color and either oval or elliptical in shape. However, please keep in mind that brand-name tablets may have a range of appearances when purchased internationally. This is especially true when purchasing a generic alternative. Since generic alternatives can be made by multiple manufacturers, the appearance of generic tablets will likely always vary.

 

Can you take Augmentin when pregnant?

Yes. Augmentin can be used safely when pregnant but should only be taken with the approval of your doctor. For reference, prenatal vitamins which are taken during pregnancy are also category B. If there is a clinical need for drug in category B, it is considered safe to use. Augmentin was either tested in animal studies and did not display a fetal risk but there may be no controlled studies in pregnant woman OR the animal studies did show adverse effects but was not confirmed in controlled studies in pregnant women.

 

Where to buy Augmentin?

You can purchase Augmentin from the comfort of your own home when you order this product internationally. My Drug Center offers you Augmentin for a lower international cost compared to that of local United States pharmacies. When you order through My Drug Center, not only will you find affordable prices, but the medication can be shipped right to your door. Visit My Drug Center and click “How to Order” to learn how to place an order online OR you can call our toll free number of 1-877-385-8998 to speak with a representative who can place an order for you. Keep in mind; you will require a valid prescription to order this medication.

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