Brand name: Augmentin Duo 400 TM
Active ingredients: amoxicillin + clavulanic acid
What it is used for
Augmentin Duo 400 oral suspension is indicated in the short term treatment of the following bacterial infections when caused by sensitive organisms (see Microbiology). Skin and skin structure infections: Urinary tract infections (complicated and uncomplicated): Upper respiratory tract infections including sinusitis, 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 Augmentin. However, when there is good reason to believe an infection may involve any of the beta-lactamase producing organisms listed above, therapy may be instituted prior to obtaining the results from bacteriological and susceptible 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 Augmentin Duo 400, should not require the addition of another antibiotic due to the amoxycillin content of Augmentin Duo 400.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Moisture
- Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Off- white free flowing powder with a characteristic. Off white suspension is formed which slowly deposits a slight white sediment on standing .
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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.
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Reporting side effects
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