Augmentin Generic Name & Formulations
Amoxicillin, clavulanic acid (as potassium); 875mg/125mg; tabs.
Broad-spectrum penicillin + β-lactamase inhibitor.
Ext-rel tabs—contact supplier; Tabs 875mg—20; Susp 125mg/5mL, 250mg/5mL—75mL, 100mL, 150mL; Chew tabs—contact supplier; Susp ES-600 600mg/5mL—50mL, 75mL, 100mL, 125mL, 150mL, 200mL
Susceptible infections including community-acquired pneumonia and acute bacterial sinusitis (see full labeling).
Augmentin Dosage and Administration
Take with meals. Base dose on amoxicillin component. Due to clavulanic acid component: two 250mg tabs are not equivalent to one 500mg tab. May use 125mg/5mL or 250mg/5mL susp in place of 500mg tab; or 200mg/5mL or 400mg/5mL susp in place of 875mg tab. Severe infections or respiratory tract infections: 875mg every 12 hrs or 500mg every 8 hrs. Others: 500mg every 12 hrs or 250mg every 8 hrs. Renal impairment: CrCl<30mL/min: do not use 875mg tabs. CrCl: 10–30mL/min: 250–500mg every 12 hrs. CrCl<10mL/min: 250mg–500mg every 24 hrs; hemodialysis: give additional doses during and after dialysis.
Take with meals. Base dose on amoxicillin component. <12 weeks: 30mg/kg/day in 2 divided doses every 12 hrs (use 125mg/5mL). ≥12 weeks: Twice-daily regimen: use 200mg/5mL or 400mg/5mL. Three times daily regimen: use 125mg/5mL or 250mg/5mL. Less severe infections: 25mg/kg/day in 2 divided doses every 12 hrs or 20mg/kg/day in 3 divided doses every 8 hrs. Others: 45mg/kg/day in 2 divided doses every 12 hrs or 40mg/kg/day in 3 divided doses every 8 hrs. ≥40kg: see Adult dose.
History of amoxicillin/clavulanic acid-associated cholestatic jaundice/hepatic dysfunction. Ext-rel: Severe renal impairment (CrCl <30mL/min) or hemodialysis.
Augmentin Boxed Warnings
Cephalosporin, imipenem, or other allergy: not recommended. Monitor blood, renal, and hepatic function in long-term use. Monitor closely if skin rash develops; discontinue if lesions progress. Hepatic dysfunction. Mononucleosis. Elderly (consider monitoring renal function). Labor & delivery. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers.
May cause false (+) glucose test with Clinitest, Benedict's or Fehling's soln. Probenecid potentiates amoxicillin. May potentiate oral anticoagulants (monitor). May antagonize oral contraceptives.
Augmentin Adverse Reactions
Diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, rash, urticaria, vomiting, vaginitis; anaphylaxis, severe cutaneous adverse reactions (eg, SJS, TEN, DRESS, AGEP).
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