Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet is an antibiotic that helps your body fight infections caused by bacteria. It is used to treat infections of the lungs (e.g., pneumonia), ear, nasal sinus, urinary tract, skin, and soft tissue. It will not work for viral infections such as the common cold.
Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet is best taken with a meal to reduce the chance of a stomach upset. You should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you to remember to take it. The dose will depend on what you are being treated for, but you should always complete a full course of this antibiotic as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking it until you have finished, even when you feel better. If you stop taking it early, some bacteria may survive and the infection may come back or worsen.
Before taking it, let your doctor know if you are allergic to any antibiotics or have any kidney or liver problems. You should also let your healthcare team know about all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by, Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet. This medicine is generally regarded as safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding if prescribed by a doctor.
BENEFITS OF AUGMENTIN TABLET
In Treatment of Bacterial infections
Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet contains two different medicines, Amoxycillin and Clavulanic Acid, that work together to kill the bacteria that cause infections. Amoxycillin works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Clavulanic Acid reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Amoxycillin against bacteria.
Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet can be used to treat many different bacterial infections such as ear, sinus, throat, lung, urinary tract, skin, teeth, joints, and bones. It usually makes you feel better within a few days, but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.
HOW TO USE AUGMENTIN TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet is to be taken with food.
HOW AUGMENTIN TABLET WORKS
Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Amoxycillin and Clavulanic Acid. Amoxycillin is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria. Clavulanic Acid is a beta-lactamase inhibitor which reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Amoxycillin against bacteria.
Consuming alcohol with Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet may cause side effects such as allergic reactions, dizziness or fits that may make you unfit to drive.
Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of this medicine is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is recommended while you are taking this medicine
Interaction with drugs
Using the below medicines along with Augmentin Duo Tablet may reduce the efficacy or cause side effects.
- MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE AUGMENTIN TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Augmentin
- Mucocutaneous candidiasis
Q. What is Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet?
Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Amoxycillin and Clavulanic acid. It is used to treat bacterial infections like, tonsillitis, sinusitis, otitis media, respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, boils, abscesses, cellulitis, wound infection, bone infection, and oral cavity infections. The medicine works by killing the harmful bacteria that cause infections.
Q. Is it safe to use Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet?
Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet is safe to use when taken as advised by the doctor. However, in some patients, it may cause common side effects like diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, rash, allergic reaction and other uncommon or rare side effects. If you experience any persistent problem during the course of your treatment, inform your doctor as soon as possible.
Q. Are there any specific cautions associated with the use of Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet?
The use of Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to penicillins or any other ingredient of the medicine. It should not be used in patients with a history of liver disease. Therefore, inform your doctor if you are allergic to any medicines.
Q. Can the use of Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet cause contraceptive failure?
Yes, the use of Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet can lower the efficacy of birth control pills. Consult your doctor and seek advice regarding the use of other methods of contraception (e.g., condom, diaphragm, spermicide) while you are taking Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet.
Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet?
No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet can increase the risks of side effects. Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet takes time to show its full effect and treat your infection. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet?
Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose off the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
Q. Can I stop taking Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet before completing the full course of the treatment, even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured. Hence, continue taking the medicine for the due course as the medicine may still be showing beneficial effects.
Q. Can Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet cause an allergic reaction?
Yes, Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet can cause an allergic reaction. It is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to penicillins. Get emergency medical help if you have any signs of allergic reaction like hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat.
Q. Can the use of Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. In addition to that, the medicine may affect the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine as well and cause diarrhea. In case you experience diarrhea, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Talk to your doctor if diarrhea persists and you notice any signs of dehydration, like less frequency of urination with dark colored and strong-smelling urine. Do not take any other medicine without consulting a doctor.
Q. Can I take Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet to treat cold and flu?
No, Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet does not treat a viral infection like the common cold or flu. Consult your doctor and avoid self-medication.
Q. Will Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet cause drowsiness?
No Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet does not cause drowsiness. If you experience any such effects, consult your doctor.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.