Augmentin Duo 400 is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) amoxicillin + clavulanic acid. On this page you will find out more about Augmentin Duo 400, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: amoxicillin + clavulanic acid
Information for medicine and pack size:
Augmentin Duo 400 powder for oral liquid, 60 mL
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is 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.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Off- white free flowing powder with a characteristic. Off white suspension is formed which slowly deposits a slight white sediment on standing .|
|Dosage Form||Oral Liquid, powder for|
|Route of administration||Oral|
1 x single dose (starter pack): Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
125ml: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
50mL: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
60ml: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Protect from Moisture|
|Life time||18 Months|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 February 2018
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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