Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml

Description
  • Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml is prescribed to treat various bacterial infections 
  • Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml contains amoxicillin and clavulanic acid 
  • Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml is to be taken orally (via mouth)
  • Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml is prescribed to adults and children
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Type

Suspension – Syrup

Feature

312.5mg/5ml

Unit

ml

Formula

Co-amoxiclav

Composition

Co-amoxiclav 312.5 mg / 5 ml

Brand

GSK Consumer Healthcare

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml belongs to a group of chemicals known as antibiotics and works tirelessly in the body to eliminate bacteria and its toxins,that causes ear infections,lung infections,joint infections,sinus infections,dental and skin infections.This drug is available in different formats,such as tablets (solid format),suspension (liquid format) and bottled in an injection vial.

Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml is available as a dried mixture of the medicine and requires a certain amount of water to turn the mixture into a solution.Despite dissolving the drug in the water,there will still be lumps of mixture in the water,it is therefore advised to shake the Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml bottle well before each use.Dosage ought to be carefully measured out by an adult before giving it to a child/infant.

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day.If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dose time or next day,do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml is to be taken for a specific number of days determined by the physician depending on the patient’s illness and their response to treatment.It is imperative not to stop Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml earlier than the specified time as that may lead to a return of the infection.

Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml is considered safe enough to be prescribed to children above 9 months of age.Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml may even be prescribed to pregnant and to lactating mothers in certain cases under the care of a doctor.Fatigue,dizziness,headache and stomach problems are just a few of the common side effects felt by patients while ingesting Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml,these effects tend to resolve on their own in a few days’ time.Unnecessary consumption of Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml is not advised.

Indications

Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml can be used to treat:

  • Respiratory bacterial infections 
  • Dental infections 
  • Skin infections
  • Ear infections
  • Joint infections
  • Infected insect bites 

How Does Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml Work

Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml belongs to a wide spread chemical group known as antibiotics.Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml works by preventing the growth/multiplication of the bacteria in the human body thus eradicating the infection.

How To Use Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml 

Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml is available as a dried mixture of the medicine and requires a certain amount of water to turn the mixture into a solution.Despite dissolving the drug in the water,there will still be lumps of mixture in the water,it is therefore advised to shake the Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml bottle well before each use.Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml comes in a flavored mixture to make it easy for children to ingest it.Dosage ought to be carefully measured out by an adult before giving it to a child/infant.

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day.If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dose time or next day,do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml is to be ingested for a specific number of days determined by the physician depending on the patient’s illness and their response to treatment.It is imperative not to stop Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml earlier than the specified time as that may lead to a return of the infection.

Dosage

Adult Dosage 

The tablet or injectable format of Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml is commonly prescribed to patients aged 18 years and above.If individuals are unable to swallow tablets;a tablespoon and a half,three times a day may be administered.

Child Dosage

A teaspoon,two times a day is commonly administered to children between the ages of 9 months and 15 years with a 6 or 12 hour gap between each dose within 24 hours.Dosage is dependent entirely on the patient’s weight and the severity of the individual’s illness.

Elderly Dosage 

The tablet or injectable format of Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml is commonly prescribed to patients aged 18 years and above.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml is deemed safe to be prescribed to pregnant as well as lactating women.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml:

  • Allergy to Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml or any other medicine or food substance 
  • Moderate to severe liver diseases/impairment
  • Moderate to severe kidney diseases/impairment
  • Phenylketonuria 
  • Infrequency of urination 

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml

  • Allergy to other antibiotics
  • Mild to moderate liver diseases/impairment
  • Mild to moderate kidney diseases/impairment

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml:

  • Probenecid
  • Allopurinol 
  • Warfarin
  • Methotrexate 
  • Mycophenolate mofetil 

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml has certain side effects which include:

  • Stomach problems (nausea,diarrhea,constipation)
  • Oral thrush 
  • Headache 

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of applying Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.

  • Skin rash 
  • Change in color of stool
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Yellowing of the eyes 

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhea –Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water. If you have diarrhea, replenish with plenty of water or other fluids
  • Oral Thrush- Patients are advised to rinse their oral cavities with antifungal over the counter mouthwash atleast twice daily after ingesting Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml

FAQs

#1.How Does Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml Work ?

Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml belongs to a wide spread chemical group known as antibiotics.Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml works by preventing the growth/multiplication of the bacteria in the human body thus eradicating the infection.Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml essentially stops the production of bacterial cell walls,making the microorganism susceptible to elimination by the body’s defense system.

#2.How To Use Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml?

Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml is to be ingested orally (by mouth) twice or thrice,daily or as directed by the doctor.It can be ingested either with or without food.The patient is advised to take each dose at the same time each day keeping a 6 or 8-12 hour gap in between each dose.

#3.Is Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml Safe To Give To Elderly Patients?

Yes.For eldery patients the dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney function,Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml may not be effectively removed from the body and so,in such cases the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml.

#4.Can I Consume Alcohol With Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml?

Alcohol if taken with the medication may lead to extreme dizziness.It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during the course of your treatment.

#5.Will Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml Affect My Sexual Activity?

No,there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

#6.What Are Common Side Effects Caused By Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml?

  • Stomach problems (such as nausea,vomiting)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Soreness at site of injection
  • Increased thirst 
  • Headache 

#7.Is It Safe To Have Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml Along With Oral Contraceptives?

Yes.There is no evidence to suggest that Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml interacts with oral contraceptives.

#8.Does Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml Cause Addiction?

No.This drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.

#9.Can Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml Be Used If a Patient Is Having Flu Symptoms?

Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml is not deemed to be effective against viruses as Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml is an antibiotic and therefore works on bacteria to eliminate bacterial infections.

#10.Can I Take Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml During My Pregnancy?

Yes,Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml is deemed safe to be ingested during pregnancy under the care and supervision of a medical professional.

#11.Is It Safe To Have Painkillers While Taking Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml?

Yes.Over the counter painkillers such as paracetamol are safe to be ingested along with Augmentin DS 312.5mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml under the supervision of a doctor.