Active ingredients: amoxicillin + clavulanic acid
What it is used for
Augmentin Duo Forte is indicated for the 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 infection Appropriate culture and susceptibility studies should be performed to identify the causative organism(s) and determine its (their) susceptibility to Augmentin Duo Forte. However when there is reason to believe an infection may involve any of the beta-lactamase producing organisms listed in the product information, therapy may be instituted prior to obtaining the results of bacteriological and susceptibility studies. Once the results are known, therapy should be adjusted should be adjusted if appropriate. The treatment of mixed infections caused by amoxycillin susceptible organisms and beta-lactamase producing organisms susceptible to Augmentin Duo Forte should not require the addition of another antibiotic due to the amoxycillin content of Augmentin Duo Forte.
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.
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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 is subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Phamaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website
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