Augmentin 1000mg (875+125)
About Augmentin 1000 mg
Augmentin 1000 mg is a powerful antibiotic medication designed to combat a wide range of bacterial infections.
This medicine is manufactured by Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
It is a combination medication containing two active ingredients, Amoxicillin (875mg) and Clavulanic acid (125 mg).
Amoxicillin belongs to the Penicillin antibiotics class of medications, whereas Clavulanic acid is a Beta-lactamase inhibitor.
These two components work together to effectively eliminate bacteria that may be causing various infections in the body.
Augmentin 1000 mg uses
Augmentin 1000 mg is commonly prescribed to treat the following types of bacterial infections:
- Respiratory infections: Including Sinusitis, Bronchitis, and Pneumonia
- Urinary Tract Infections: Such as Cystitis or Pyelonephritis
- Skin and soft tissue infections: Like Cellulitis or Abscesses
- Dental infections: Including dental abscesses
- Bone and joint infections: When caused by susceptible bacteria
- Other infections: Augmentin may also be used for other infections as determined by a healthcare provider
Working of Augmentin 1000mg
Augmentin tablets combine the actions of two active ingredients:
Amoxicillin is an antibiotic that works by disrupting the construction of bacterial cell walls.
Without properly formed cell walls, bacteria become structurally weak and cannot maintain their shape and integrity.
This disruption makes it easier for the immune system to attack and destroy the bacteria.
Amoxicillin primarily targets and kills a wide range of bacteria, making it effective against various infections.
Clavulanic acid is a medication used in combination with antibiotics like Amoxicillin to enhance their effectiveness against bacteria.
It works by inhibiting bacterial enzymes called Beta-lactamases, which some bacteria produce to neutralize Amoxicillin.
Beta-lactamases can break down these antibiotics, rendering them ineffective.
Clavulanic acid acts as a "Beta-lactamase inhibitor," preventing the bacteria from degrading Amoxicillin.
This allows Amoxicillin to continue targeting and disrupting the bacterial cell walls.
It improves the ability to kill a broader spectrum of bacteria and increases the overall efficacy of the antibiotic combination against bacterial infections.
Augmentin 1000 mg dosage
The dosage of Augmentin may vary depending on the infection's severity and your healthcare provider's recommendations.
It is essential to follow the prescribed dosage and duration of treatment to ensure the infection is completely eradicated.
How to take 1000mg of Augmentin
Augmentin 1000 mg tablets should be swallowed whole with a full glass of water.
You should take them with food.
Do not crush or break the tablets unless directed by your healthcare provider.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember.
However, if it's close to the time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed one and continue with your regular dosing schedule.
Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Try to take the medicine at the same time every day. It will help you to remember to take it.
In case of an overdose, seek immediate medical attention.
Overdosing on Augmentin can lead to severe side effects, including gastrointestinal symptoms.
Augmentin is available in various strengths and forms, with Augmentin 1000 mg being one of the higher doses.
Other strengths are available to accommodate different infection severities, including:
There are several generic versions and alternative antibiotics that your healthcare provider may prescribe if Augmentin is not suitable for you.
Some of these substitutes are:
Side effects of Augmentin 1000 mg
Common side effects of Augmentin 1000 mg may include the following:
- Vaginal yeast infection
Rare and serious side effects include liver damage and skin reactions.
If you experience severe or persistent side effects, contact your healthcare provider promptly.
Augmentin 1000 mg may interact with other medications and diseases.
Augmentin may interact with certain medications. Some of them are as follows:
- Anticoagulant drugs
- Vitamin C
- Oral contraceptives
Inform your doctor about all the medications you are currently taking, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, and supplements.
Discuss your medical history with your doctor, especially if you have a history of the following conditions:
- Phenylketonuria (PKU)
- Kidney problems
- Liver problems
Certain considerations should be taken into account when using this medication:
- Inform your healthcare provider about any allergies or previous adverse reactions to antibiotics before starting Augmentin
- Finish the entire course of medication, even if you start feeling better, to ensure the infection is fully treated
- Do not use Augmentin for viral infections like the common cold or flu, as it is ineffective against viruses
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your healthcare provider before starting this medicine
- Avoid engaging in activities that require alertness
Store Augmentin 1000mg tablets at room temperature, away from moisture and light.
Keep them out of reach of children and pets.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I take 1000mg of Augmentin at once?
Taking 1000mg of Augmentin all at once is recommended only if directed by a healthcare provider. It's usually prescribed as two separate 500mg tablets, taken at different times, to maintain effective drug levels in the body and minimize the risk of side effects.
What is Augmentin 1000 mg used for?
Augmentin 1000 mg is an antibiotic medication used to treat various bacterial infections, including UTIs, skin and soft tissue infections, dental infections, bone and joint infections, and other susceptible bacterial illnesses. It combines Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid to combat a broad spectrum of bacteria effectively.
How to take Augmentin tablets?
Take Augmentin tablets as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Typically, it's taken orally with a full glass of water. You can take it with food. Do not crush or break the tablets unless advised by your healthcare provider. Follow the prescribed dosage and complete the full course.
Is it safe to take Augmentin for pregnant women?
Augmentin is generally considered safe for pregnant women when prescribed by a healthcare provider. It's often used to treat infections during pregnancy when the benefits outweigh the potential risks. However, individual circumstances vary, so it's essential for pregnant women to consult their healthcare provider.