Amoxicillin / Clavulanate is a combinatory antibiotic drug consisting of Amoxicillin and beta-lactamase inhibitor which is potassium clavulanate. The drug is administered to treat injections and inflammations of middle ear, pneumonias, animal bites complicated with inflammatory processes. The drug has proved great efficacy in treatment of tuberculosis. Generic Augmentin is available in forms of pills for convenient use at home as well as solutions for injections for intravenous infusions.
Generic Augmentin is on the list of essentials of WHO as one of the most important antibiotic drugs for health system. The drug is relatively cheap and is available offline only with prescription from your health care provider. However you can buy Generic Augmentin online with no prescription. But first, you must learn whether the drug is right for you, for which diseases it is the best choice, and what dosage is a correct one for you.
As an average antibiotic the drug interferes into DNA structures of bacteria and prevents the structures from replication. Thus the drug assists the human immune system to fight and clear out the infection from your body.
Which diseases does Generic Augmentin treat?
Augmentin is a drug of wide spectrum of action. It is administered as for treatment so for prevention (in case of direct exposures to the open sources of bacterial infections or in cases of high probability of contamination). The drug is administered only to treat diseases caused with susceptible strains of bacteria.
Due to high penetrability Generic Augmentin is used to treat:
- urinary infections
- respiratory diseases
- inflamed cat scratches
- diseases caused with bacterial flora of mouth cavity
What should I know before I buy Amoxicillin / Clavulanate?
Generic Augmentin is a safe and effective drug in prevention of infectious inflammations. However there are risk groups of patients who must carefully take any drug or visit a doctor before starting the treatment.
Generic Augmentin and risks of allergies
There are only few cases of allergic reactions to Generic Augrmentin. Allergic reactions related to the intake of the drug reported less than in 0,8% of cases. Before you order Generic Augmentin, please, mind all the unusual reactions of your body to any medicines, environmental triggers and foods. If you are prone to allergic reactions, then please, visit your health care provider to get individual recommendations of Amoxicillin / Clavulanate treatment.
Amoxicillin / Clavulanate in kids
Studies have not revealed any conditions in kids which may decrease the efficacy of the medicine. The antibiotic does not pose any risks for children. However it is recommended to strictly follow the indications and recommended dosages. Do not overdose your kid in any case.
Generic Augmentin, pregnancy and breastfeeding
Sufficient studies have not revealed any risks for an unborn baby. But mind that antibiotics affect the immune system of a mother and are commonly avoided during gestation. It is strongly not recommended to take any antibiotic as well as Amoxicillin / Clavulanate (even in case of prevention of contamination due to a cat scratch) without doctor’s prescription. The drug penetrates into breast milk and poses minimal threat to an unborn kid.
Other diseases and Generic Augmentin
There are no strict contraindications for taking generic Augmentin, however patients with the next conditions should better visit health care provider and get individual recommendations as this drug can worsen the conditions:
- chronic diarrhea or syndrome of irritable bowel
- liver diseases
- kidney dysfunction
How to properly take generic Augmentin?
You can order generic Augmentin for treatment of various infections online without prescription. In case you do not visit your doctor, do not do lab tests to diagnose the infection and the bacteria causing the inflammation, then, please, follow directly the Medication Guide provided with the drug box.
The drug intake does not depend on food. You can take the pills with or without meals. The drug does not irritate the stomach. However there are reported cases of upset stomach if generic Augmentin is taken on empty stomach. That is why it is recommended to take the medicine at the beginning of the meal to avoid possible upset.
Another important warning! Generic Augmentin is a potent drug and with powerful anti-inflammatory effect. Most of the patients feel ease of inflammation symptoms right from the first intake. However this does not mean you can withdraw the medicine as the bacteria are still in your body. To completely clear the infection from your body, you must take the drug in the exactly indicated dosage for your case for a full course of treatment.
What is my proper dosage of generic Augmentin?
Please, carefully read the instructions provided with the drug. Do not exceed the indicated dosage for your case. Overdosing will increase the risks of side effects, but will not speed up the recovery.
For bacterial infections adults must take from 250mg to 500mg of generic Augmentin each 8 hours (three intakes per day). It is important to keep equal levels of the drug in the body fluids. Or you can take 500mg to 750mg each 12 hours (twice a day).
For kids over 3 months old and who weighs less than 40kg a proper dosage of Augmentin is calculated upon the next formula:
20mg to 40mg of the drug per each kilogram of body mass
Kids younger than 3 months old must be given generic Augmentin only in dosage prescribed by a health care provider.
When I must not take generic Augmentin?
When you take any antibiotic drug you must track your symptoms as their change point to the recovery or worsening of the case.
Augmentin is a powerful drug which commonly eases the symptoms from the first few intakes. If you do not notice any improvements of symptoms with generic Augmentin, you must stop taking the drug and report the case to your health care provider. Such reaction of your body points to the insufficiency of dosage of the drug.
Another case when you must stop taking the drug and report your case to your doctor is any allergic reaction. This can be skin reactions as itching, red spots, rash, or breathing problems.
Women may notice yeast infection developing due to the intake of generic Augmentin. In this case consultation of your doctor is needed. You will get prescriptions to ease yeast infection and normalize vaginal microflora.
Women must also mind before purchase of generic Augmentin that the drug decrease the efficacy of birth control pills. That is why it is recommended to use another pregnancy prevention method when taking this antibiotic.