Active ingredients: amoxicillin + clavulanic acid
What it is used for
Augmentin tablets are indicated for short term treatment of bacterial infections at the following sites when caused by sensitive organisms (refer to Microbiology): Urinary Tract Infections (uncomplicated and complicated); Lower Respiratory Tract Infections, including community acquired pneumonia and acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis; Upper Respiratory Tract Infections, such as sinusitis, otitis media and recurrent tonsillitis; Skin and Skin Structure Infections. Appropriate culture and susceptibility studies should be performed to identify the causative organisms(s) and its (their) susceptibility to Augmentin tablets. However, when there is reason to believe an infection may involve any of the B-lactamase producing organisms listed above, therapy may be instituted prior to obtaining the results from bacteriological and susceptibility studies. Once these results are known, therapy should be adjusted if appropriate. The treatment of mixed infections caused by amoxycillin susceptible organisms and B-lactamase producing organisms susceptible to Augmentin tablets should not require the addition of another antibiotic due to the amoxycillin content of these products.
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Oral
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Moisture
- Lifetime is 3 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
A white, oval shaped, biconvex plain film coated tablet debossed with 'AC' and a score line on one side and plain on the other side. Approximately 20 mm by 9.5 mm and about 7.5 mm thick. The total nominal weight is 1.080g.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine may be subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
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