Brand name: Curam 500/100 TM
Active ingredients: amoxicillin + clavulanic acid
What it is used for
CURAM is an antibiotic alternative to narrow spectrum and broad-spectrum antibiotics for the treatment of polymicrobial infections; especially in mixed Gram negative and Gram positive infections, and situations where microbial confirmation has not yet been obtained.,Infections caused by amoxicillin susceptible organisms are amenable to CURAM treatment due to its amoxicillin content.,Infections caused by beta-lactamase producing amoxicillin resistant organisms are also amenable to CURAM due to its clavulanic acid content.,Susceptibility to CURAM will vary with geography and time. Local susceptibility data should be consulted where available, and microbiological sampling and susceptibility testing performed where necessary. Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid should be used in accordance with local official antibiotic-prescribing guidelines and local susceptibility data.,CURAM is indicated for the short term treatment of serious bacterial infections such as:,· Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (including ENT): e.g. mastoiditis, tonsillitis, otitis media, epiglotitis and sinusitis when accompanied by severe signs and symptoms,· Lower Respiratory Tract Infections: e.g. acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis, lobar, broncho-pneumonia and community acquired pneumonia,· Genito-urinary Tract Infections: e.g. cystitis, urethritis, pyelonephritis, female genital infections,· Gastrointestinal infections e.g. intra-abdominal sepsis, peritonitis.,· Skin and skin structure infections, in particular cellulitis, animal bites, diabetic foot infections, vascular surgery infection/ischaemic soft tissue infection, severe dental abscess,· Other Infections e.g. septic abortion, puerperal sepsis, post-surgical infections.,· CURAM is indicated for prophylaxis against infection in major surgical procedures that may be associated with higher risk of infectious complications eg. gastrointestinal surgery.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous Infusion.
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- Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.
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Type II colourless glass vials with a nominal capacity of 20 ml closed with rubber stopper and a flip-off cap.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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For the active ingredient amoxicillin + clavulanic acid
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