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Brand name: Curam Duo 400/57 TM

Active ingredients: amoxicillin + clavulanic acid

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has a recall notice on this product.

Curam Duo 400/57

Recall action commencement date: 20 May 2019

Sandoz Australia has been notified of an anomaly during manufacture relating to a compromise of the air tight seal in a low number of units produced, which may lead to the ingress of moisture from the atmosphere. Over time, this may result in the potential for significant degradation of the active ingredients, which in turn may cause the production of related impurities.

To date, no complaints have been received for these two batches. Therefore, this recall is being undertaken as a precautionary measure.

Information for consumers: If your medicine has batch number JC5418 or JC5419 (both with expiry date July 2021), stop using it immediately and return it to your pharmacy for a refund.

Find out more about this recall on the TGA website:
www.tga.gov.au/alert/curam-duo-40057

What it is used for

Short-term treatment of the following bacterial infections when caused by sensitive organisms: skin and skin structure infections; urinary tract infections (complicated and uncomplicated); upper respiratory tract infections including sinusitis and otitis media; lower respiratory tract infections including acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis and community acquired pneumonia. Appropriate culture and susceptibility studies should be performed to identify the causative organism(s) and determine its (their) susceptibility to CURAM DUO 400/57. However, when there is reason to believe an infection may involve any of the beta-lactamase producing organisms listed in Microbiology, 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 beta-lactamase producing organisms susceptible to CURAM DUO 400/57 should not require the addition of another antibiotic due to the amoxycillin content of CURAM DUO 400/57.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Off-white powder

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient amoxicillin + clavulanic acid

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Download leaflet

For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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