Amoxicillin and Potassium clavulanate


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can you please tell me if amoxicillin and clavulanate can cause yeast infections
by carolyn in usa, 03/06/2007

Just want to know why would this pill be taken for?


Just want to know why would this pill be taken for.? Like would you take it if you had and earinfation? 
by Maria in North America, 10/16/2006

Amoxicillin and Potassium clavulanate
Amoxicillin and Potassium clavulanate (Augmentin)
Amoxicillin and Potassium clavulanate
(ah-mox-ih- SILL-in, poh- TASS-ee-um klav-you- LAN-ayt)
Pregnancy Category: B Augmentin Clavulin (Rx)

Classification: Antibiotic, penicillin

See Also: See also Anti-Infectives and Penicillins.

Content: Each `250' Tablet contains: 250 mg amoxicillin and 125 mg potassium clavulanate. Each `500' Tablet contains 500 mg amoxicillin and 125 mg potassium clavulanate.
Each ``875'' tablet contains: 875 mg amoxicillin, 125 mg potassium clavulanate


Each `125' Chewable Tablet contains 125 mg amoxicillin and 31.25 mg potassium clavulanate. Each 200 Chewable Tablet contains 200 mg amoxicillin and 28.5 mg potassium clavulanate. Each `250' Chewable Tablet contains 250 mg amoxicillin and 62.5 mg potassium clavulanate.
Each 400 Chewable Tablet contains 400 mg amoxicillin and 57 mg potassium clavulanate.
Each 5 mL of the `125' Powder for Oral Suspension contains 125 mg amoxicillin and 31.25 mg potassium clavulanate. Each 5 mL of the 200 Powder for Oral Suspension contains 200 mg amoxicillin and 28.5 mg potassium clavulanate. Each 5 mL of the `250' Powder for Oral Suspension contains 250 mg amoxicillin and 62.5 mg potassium clavulanate. Each 5 mL of the 400 Powder or the 400 Powder for Oral Suspension contains 400 mg amoxicillin and 57 mg potassium clavulanate.

Action/Kinetics: For details, see amoxicillin. Potassium clavulanate inactivates lactamase enzymes, which are responsible for resistance to penicillins. Effective against microorganisms that have manifested resistance to amoxicillin. For potassium clavulanate: Peak serum levels: 1-2 hr. t 1/2: 1 hr.

Uses: For beta-lactamase-producing strains of the following organisms: Lower respiratory tract infections, otitis media, and sinusitis caused by Hemophilus influenzae and Moraxella catarrhalis ; Skin and skin structure infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Klebsiella; UTI caused by E. coli, Klebsiella and Enterobacter. Note: Mixed infections caused by organisms susceptible to ampicillin and organisms susceptible to amoxicillin/potassium clavulanate should not require an additional antibiotic.

How Supplied: See Content

Dosage
?Oral Suspension, Chewable Tablets, Tablets Susceptible infections.
Adults, usual: One 500-mg tablet q 12 hr or one 250-mg tablet q 8 hr. Adults unable to take tablets can be given the 125-mg/5 mL or the 250-mg/5 mL suspension in place of the 500-mg tablet or the 200-mg/5 mL or 400-mg/5 mL suspension can be given in place of the 875-mg tablet. Children less than 3 months old: 30 mg/kg/day amoxicillin in divided doses q 12 hr. Use of the 125-mg/5 mL suspension is recommended. Children over 3 months old: 25 mg/kg/day amoxicillin in divided doses q 12 hr or 20 mg/kg/day in divided doses q 8 hr.
Respiratory tract and severe infections.
Adults: One 875-mg tablet q 12 hr or one 500-mg tablet q 8 hr. Children over 3 months old: 45 mg/kg/day of amoxicillin in divided doses q 12 hr or 40 mg/kg/day amoxicillin in divided doses q 8 hr (these doses are used in children for otitis media, lower respiratory tract infections, or sinusitis). Treatment duration for otitis media is 10 days.

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