Active ingredients: amoxicillin + clavulanic acid
What it is used for
AUGMENTIN ES is indicated in the short term treatment for acute otitis media when susceptible bacterial pathogens (S. pneumoniae. H. influenzae, M. catarrhalis) are suspected or confirmed. Appropriate culture and susceptibility studies should be performed to identify the causative organism(s) and determine its (their) susceptibility to AUGMENTIN ES. However, when there is reason to believe an infection may involve S. pneumoniae with reduced susceptibility to penicillin (penicillin minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) less than or equal to 4 microgram/mL) or 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 ES, should not require the addition of another antibiotic due to the amoxycillin content of AUGMENTIN ES.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Keep Container Tightly Closed/Airtight
- Shelf lifetime is 18 Months.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
A free flowing, off-white powder with a characteristic strawberry odour
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.
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