Why is there a lower amount of clavulanic acid in augmentin xr?
than in regular augmentin?
Asked by Lekisha Wayt 5 months ago.
This is what wikipedia says, copy-paste. "Dosage The proportions of the two constituents are expressed as x/y where x and y are the strengths in milligrams of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid respectively. However, the branded products indicate their strengths as the quantity of amoxicillin, hence co-amoxiclav 250/125 ≡ Augmentin 250 and contains 250 mg of amoxicillin with 125 mg of clavulanic acid. Standard adult dosages for respiratory tract, urinary, abdominal and dental infections as well as cellulitis and animal bites is co-amoxiclav 250/125 (one tablet Augmentin 250) taken every 8 hours, which may be doubled in severe infections (as a single tablet of co-amoxiclav 500/125 ≡ Augmentin 500, but not as two co-amoxiclav 250/125 tablets which would double the maximum recommended dose of clavulanic acid). In the US, Augmentin XR (co-amoxiclav 1000/62.5) is marketed for use in community acquired pneumonia with two tablets taken twice a day (giving 4000 mg total daily dose of amoxicillin). Dosages for children are also given three times a day using suspensions containing co-amoxiclav 250/62 in each 5 mL (Augmentin '250/62 SF') for those between the ages of 6–12 years and co-amoxiclav 125/31 (Augmentin '125/31 SF') for those between the ages of 1–6 years. A more concentrated solution, co-amoxiclav 400/57 (Augmentin '400/57 SF'), may be administered more conveniently just twice daily to children from as young as 2 months of age; quantities are based on body weight with 2.5 mL from the age of 2 years and 5 mL after the age of 6 years. An intravenous preparation of Co-amoxiclav has been available in the UK and Australia since 1985, but there is no parenteral preparation available in the US: the nearest equivalent is ampicillin-sulbactam." Answered by Georgeann Laport 5 months ago.
Can Augmentin XR cause a rash approximately 1 week after starting on it?
My husband had an infection and was prescribed Augmentin XR 1 week ago and has been taking it since. today he develped a rash that seems to be slowly spreading. Could this be a reaction to the Augmentin?
Asked by Orlando Piggie 5 months ago.
You are right about the rash. It can happen but its EXTREMELY rare. Stop taking it and get to a Doctor right away. Augmentin is a form of penicillian and a lot of people are allergic to it. I'll take it but I wind up with some girly problems later. I recommend Sulpha if he's not allergic to it. Answered by Jesica Mcnamar 5 months ago.
augmentine does not cause rash.but could in case that this drug don't effective on current infection and need to change medication.refer dr immediately Answered by Wm Catching 5 months ago.
Does anyone know anything about augmentin?
I HAVE A SINUS INFECTION. AND I HAVE TO TAKE 2 PILLS 2 TIMES A DAY. DOES ANYONE KNOW SIDE EFFECTS? OR ANYTHING ABOUT IT? ANY INFO WILL HELP. THANKS.
Asked by Edra Loma 5 months ago.
Why is Augmentin prescribed? Augmentin is used in the treatment of lower respiratory, middle ear, sinus, skin, and urinary tract infections that are caused by certain specific bacteria. These bacteria produce a chemical enzyme called beta lactamase that makes some infections particularly difficult to treat. Augmentin ES-600, a stronger, oral-suspension form of the drug, is prescribed for certain stubborn ear infections that previous treatment has failed to clear up in children two and under, or those attending day care. Augmentin XR is an extended-release form of the drug used to treat pneumonia and sinus infections. What are the possible side effects of Augmentin? • Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. • Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have diarrhea that is severe or lasts longer than 3 days. • Continue using the medication and talk with your doctor if you have any of these less serious side effects: · mild diarrhea, gas, stomach pain; · nausea or vomiting; · headache; · skin rash or itching; · white patches in your mouth or throat; or · vaginal yeast infection (itching or discharge). • Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. Special warnings about Augmentin Augmentin and other penicillin-like medicines are generally safe; however, anyone with liver, kidney, or blood disorders is at increased risk when using Augmentin. Alternative choices may be available to your doctor. If you have diabetes and test your urine for the presence of sugar, you should ask your doctor or pharmacist if Augmentin will interfere with the type of test you use. Allergic reactions to Augmentin can be serious and possibly fatal. Let your doctor know about previous allergic reactions to medicines, food, or other substances before using Augmentin. If you experience a reaction, report it to your doctor immediately and seek medical treatment. If you develop diarrhea while taking Augmentin, inform your doctor. It could be a sign of a potentially dangerous form of bowel inflammation. Some formulations of Augmentin contain phenylalanine. If you have the hereditary disease phenylketonuria, check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking Augmentin. Answered by Elizbeth Warstler 5 months ago.
Augmentin Has Two Components, Which Have Activity, Ampicillin (I Think this is Correct, a Beta-Lactam Antibiotic) and Clavulanic Acid, the Latter Binds Irreversibly Beta-Lactamase Which is Elaborated By Some Resistant Bacteria, So, In Effect the Enzyme (Beta-Lactamase) is Inactivated, Allowing the Antibiotic to Work. Answered by Loan Mirman 5 months ago.
Augmentin is a combination. The primary ingredient is amoxicillin. Diarrhea and rash are the two most common side-effects. The other ingredient is clavulanic acid. Quite a few bugs now produce penicillinase, an enzyme that kills penicillins (like amoxicillin), making the germ resistant to the effect of the antibiotic. The clavulanic acid, in turn, kills the penicillinase before it can kill the penicillin, so the antibiotic can work. How's that for complicated? Augmentin is notorious for causing bellyaches, but if your gut can stand it, it's a good choice. Answered by Tomeka Stapels 5 months ago.
hi, first of all, augmentin is not the first line for upper respiratory infections (macrolides are) and second thing...it is becoming more common to NOT prescribe ABX for sinus infections... i rarely prescribed for sinus infections unless it was a child Answered by Darby Frabizio 5 months ago.
Augmentin is derived from the prickly pear cactus fruit..cacti delicti...it is harvested by javalenas roped to horses in New Mexico. It was first sythnthesized by Festus of Gunsmoke...who after his acting career attended MIT on a Fulbright scholarship and later died of AIDS. Answered by Lucille Touby 5 months ago.
Augmentin XR 2006?
it might be 2004 i cant really tell
Asked by Sherwood Salveson 5 months ago.
No. Do not take these pills. People often think that just because medication is expired it is still okay to take...it's just not as strong. Wrong. Medications go through a chemical change when there are expired. Not only are they not as strong, so they will not work, the chemical inside them can change and cause even more problems for you. Also, when people take old or incorrect or just don't take all there antibiotics, this can cause the Methicillin- Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus or MRSA. This means that your infection will get worse because it is resistant to antibiotics. unless you are in severe pain or green drainage is coming out of your ear, try a decongestant. Often this will help the pressure in your ears. You can also warm the area behind the ear with a hairdryer for pain relief. But your best bet is to go to the doctor, and get diagnosed. If you do have an ear infection you need to be on medication. You may also go to the following website: www.mayoclinic.com Answered by Maile Gjelaj 5 months ago.
Dr thinks I may have a bone infection. Is Augmentin XR the proper antibiotic?
Sorry, I thought it was gout but and update... I walked a bunch tonight and it swelled back up. It was getting better as I stayed of it.
Asked by Jacquelynn Samii 5 months ago.
I'm confused, gout isn't an infection bone or otherwise and isn't treated with antibiotics. It is a problem with uric acid metabolism and often presents itself as pain in the big toe. What exactly is the infection you are being treated for? Answered by Lyndia Rosebure 5 months ago.
If it's an infection then Augmentin XR is the proper antibiotic. Usually antibiotics are not given for gout like symptoms. Gout is the most common form of very painful inflammatory arthritis and is treated with anti-inflammatories and analgesics not antibiotics Good Luck Answered by Evan Lamens 5 months ago.
Best way to control common side effects of Augmentin?
I'm on Augmentin XR SR 12H for a sinus infection, have been eating plenty of all natural yogurt to prevent some of the common side effects such as diarrhea, what else can I do?
Asked by Catharine Figgins 5 months ago.
HI ... eating yogurt is good... it wont stop the squits ( diarrohrea ) but it will help maintain a heathy balance of bacteria.... you need to drink plenty of water and eat high fibre diet that will help bulk the stools and reduce the diarrohrea. Answered by Maryrose Guntrum 5 months ago.
Mixing Adderall XR 20 mg. and AMOX/K CLAV 500 mg. (subst. For: Augmentin 500 mg.?
Are there any bad side affects when mixing these two?
Asked by Wilburn Worthey 5 months ago.
I am sure there would be no reason why you couldn't. 1 is an antibiotic and the other that treats ADHD or associated disorders......am I right? They both target different things. You should really give your local pharmacy a phone call and question them on it before you take them together and if they can't give you an answer check with your doc. Better to be safe than sorry. Good luck and take care. Answered by Neal Lalonde 5 months ago.
Amox K Clav 500 Answered by Tyron Bosshart 5 months ago.
Amox Clav 500 Answered by Alita Haden 5 months ago.
Antibiotic question - which of these bacteria is not covered by this antibiotic?
p.s. the bacteria were cultured from a deep surgical site, not just from inside my mouth.
Asked by Taylor Nickell 5 months ago.
Which of these bacteria is not fought off by Augmentin? - Streptococcus Viridans - Bacteroides Gracilis - Haemophilus Influenzae - Hameophilus Parainfluenzae - Neisseria species It's a jawbone infection that cultured these bacteria. I've been given Augmentin XR and my doctor says it treats all the bugs, but although my body seems to be feeling better, the infection in my jaw is once again getting worse, and now a previously unaffected tooth is throbbing, and I feel the infection spreading back into the parotid gland area (around my ear) like it was before (in my cat scans this gland is showing up as inflamed too). Are any of these bacteria not treated effectively by Augmentin? Thanks. Answered by Beryl Siegmund 5 months ago.
Bacteroides Gracilis is relatively resistant to Augmentin and responds very well to metronidazole (Flagyl). old Doc and microbiologist With any mixed infection like yours, some bacteria species do not appear in the first culture and may become prominent after the first antibiotic kills off some of the prominent species. Answered by Elisha Westveer 5 months ago.
Augmentin is a pretty strong antibiotic.It could be that you just have a particularly virulent strain, or one that is resistant to antibiotics. These hard to kill strains are often the hardiest bugs that survive in hospitals. Call your doc right away! He may want to try a different antibiotic or give a high dose antibiotic injection to aid the Augmentin. Good luck! Answered by Fernanda Panny 5 months ago.
You really don't know without sensitivity testing, but Augmentin is generally not great against anaerobes like Bacteroides spp. Answered by Maurine Montijano 5 months ago.