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Active ingredients: amoxicillin + clavulanic acid
What it is used for
AUGMENTIN is indicated in the treatment of the following infections when caused by AUGMENTIN sensitive, beta-lactamase producing organisms: Skin and Skin Structure Infections, including cases caused by beta-lactamase producing S. aureus, E. coli and Klebsiella spp. (only some strains may be sensitive). Urinary Tract Infections, including cases caused by beta-lactamase producing E. coli, P. mirabilis & Klebsiella spp. Upper Respiratory Tract Infections, such as sinusitis, including cases caused by beta-lactamase producing H.influenzae and M.catarrhalis, and otitis media, especially cases caused by beta-lactamase producing H. influenzae, M. catarrhalis and S. aureus. Lower Respiratory Tract Infections, especially cases caused by beta-lactamase producing H.influenzae and M.catarrhalis. 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 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 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 AUGMENTIN should not require the addition of another antibiotic due to the amoxicillin content of AUGMENTIN.
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
- Store in a Dry Place
- Shelf lifetime is 18 Months.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
White to off-white free flowing powder
Do I need a prescription?
These medicine packs are available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
- powder for 5mL pack
- powder for 75mL Syrup pack
We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for these medicines. You can ask your pharmacist. This medicine is
- powder for 100mL Syrup(E) pack
- powder for 10mL(E) pack
- powder for 60mL Syrup(E) pack
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.
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