Augmentin Uses can amaze you!

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augmentin-625

Augmentin-625 Tablet is a premium OTC brand of GlaxoSmithKline. It is an Amoxicillin and Potassium Clavulanate tablet. In India, people do not know as much the generic name of the Amoxy-Clav combination rather people recognize this combination by the Augmentin-625 tablet formula. It is the most popular brand in this combination and available in a strip pack of 10 tablets in each mono carton. Augmentin uses are very prominent in many bacterial infections which makes it so prime product.

The current price (MRP) of the Augmentin-625 tablet is Rs. 200.59/- per 10 tablets.

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Augmentin uses

Augmentin-625 is a combination of penicillin drug Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium, this is a super-effective drug for various bacterial infections. It is a safe medicine rather than other Cephalosporin antibiotics.  It has several uses listed below:

  • Augmentin is used for the treatment of bacterial infection of the sinus. Augmentin uses are broad in several such types of infections.
  • It is also used in the respiratory tract, urinary tract infections
  • Augmentin-625 is widely used in bone-related infections. 
  • Augmentin is also recommended in several types of skin infections and skin diseases to eliminate fungal and bacteria.
  • Augmentin has also prescribed for tooth infections and joints problems.
  • Augmentin is also used in the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia in adults and Pediatric patients. 

Compositions of Augmentin tablets

The augmentin-625 tablet contains Amoxicillin 500 mg+ Potassium Clavulanate eq. to Clavulanic Acid 125 mg, However, the dosage of other Co-amoxy-clav combinations are available Augmentin-228.5 as Amoxicillin 200 mg+ Potassium Clavulanate eq. to Clavulanic Acid 28.5 mg.

Augmentin-375 contains Amoxicillin 250 mg+ Potassium Clavulanate eq. to Clavulanic Acid 125 mg.

Augmentin Duo double strength contains Amoxicillin 800 mg+ Potassium Clavulanate eq. to Clavulanic Acid 200 mg.

Augmentin 625 mg

Augmentin 625 tablet is a combination of Amoxycillin 500mg and Potassium Clavulanate 125mg, It is a very popular antibiotic used in several infections. It is very widely used in throat infections, bacterial infections, dental infections, and Post-surgery infections, Augmentin uses are not limited to just bacterial infections but also effective in some healing of wounds and skin diseases. 

Augmentin 625 dosage for throat infection

The dosage of Augmentin 625 tablet for throat infection is one tablet twice a day for 3 days. It is a sufficient dose for throat infection. Or as directed by a Physician. 

Augmentin 625 dosage

The use of Augmentin 625 should always be under medical supervision. The dose for adult patients, Dose of Augmentin -625 is twice a day in 24 hours, Augmentin-375 can be taken thrice a day after every 8 hours, and the dose of Augmentin-DUO is prescribed once a day, one tablet in 24 hours.  

Augmentin 625 dosage for dental infection

Augmentin is a very common prescription for dental infections and dental-related oral infections. The dosage of Augmentin-625 tablet is prescribed one tablet twice a day usually after meals for adults. Augmentin-375 for children for 6 years to 12 years of age twice a day. But in the case of children below 6 years of age, it should be Augmentin-228. Always follow the instructions of the Doctor before taking such an antibiotic as an Augmentin tablet.  

Augmentin 625 dosage how many days:

Normally Augmentin-625 courses end in three days in minor infections like throat, dental and skin infection. Sometimes the course of this tablet leads to 5 to 7 days depending on the severity of the infection and the condition of the patient. 

Side effects of augmentin 625

Augmentin is known as a safe medicine as compared to other antibiotics like Cefpodoxime, Cefuroxime, and Ciprofloxacin, etc. Some common side effects of Augmentin-625 tablet are:

  • Penicillin sensitivity reaction in patients who are sensitive to penicillin drugs, they react badly, so always ensure before using this drug that patient may have not sensitive to Amoxicillin present in this tablet.
  • Vomiting and Nausea are two more common side effects of this medicine.
  • In some patients who are not highly exposed to antibiotics, they may have Diarrhoea or stomach upset on using Augmentin.
  •  On the long term use of Augmentin-625 tablets, there may be some digestion related problems.
  • Augmentin -625 tablets may lead to increase Enzyme portion in the Liver in some patients. 

DPCO Price of Augmentin-625 generic products?

As per DPCO Price list notification No. SO. 1461(E)  dated 02.04.2018 the DPCO price of Amoxicillin 500 mg +Clavulanic Acid 125 mg Tablet is Rs. 17.58 per tablet, GST extra. ( After including GST it will be 19.68/- per Tablet.)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:-

Is Augmentin a strong antibiotic ?

Augmenting is a combination of Amoxicillin and Potassium Clavulanate.  It is more active than amoxicillin 500mg tablet, or capsules alone. It is also found that Augmentin is more efficient than cefixime 200 and doxime 200 tablet however, Augmentin is than Cefpodoxime 200 mg tablets.

When should I take Augmentin 625 ?

Uses of Augmentin 625 tablet are listed below No. 1:- for the treatment of bacterial infection of sinus reciprocatory tract urinary tract skin, tooth and joints
No. 2:- it is also used in the acquired pneumonia which is a lung infection you get outside the hospital and other infected areas.

What should I avoid while taking Augmentin?

What drugs and food should I avoid while taking Augmentin amoxicillin and potassium clavulanate taking this medicine together with or just after eating a light meal will make it harder for your body to absorb the medication.

Is Augmentin safe for kidney patients?

Augmentin can be taken in the patient with chronic kidney disease and an estimated glory of glomerular filtration rate is gfr for millimetre per minute per the dose is often reduced in patients with an easy FR of 39.

Medicines shoild I avoid while taking Augmentin-625?

While taking Augmentin you should avoid taking anticoagulant drugs like Warfarin, which may increase the effects of anticoagulants. Drugs like Albuterol, Amlodipine, Lisinopril, and Metformin should also be avoided because they may have drug interactions.

Does Yogurt is helpful while taking Augmentin?

The microbiota caused by Antibiotics or Augmentin can be restored by healthy bacteria like Lactobacilli that is found in fermented foods like yogurt is very helpful in diarrhea caused by the Augmentin.

Does Augmentin is strongest Antibiotic?

The question strongest antibiotic does not relate with any straight answer, every antibiotic is effective against particular bacteria, In view of activity Augmentin is a powerful antibiotics in several types of bacterial infections, But Cefpodoxime with Clavulanate, and Cefuroxime combination with Clavulanic acid are more strong antibiotics. However, they have limitation with efficacy, they are not recommended for every patient.

References:

  • Combination of Amoxicillin with Clavulanic Acid-Drug Today-Page-154 (2017 Yearbook)
  • Prescribing Information Augmentin Tablets 625mg and 1ggskpro.com

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