GENERIC NAME: AMOXICILLIN/CLAVULANIC ACID CHEWABLE TABLET - ORAL (a-MOX-i-SIL-in/KLAV-ue-LAN-ik AS-id)
BRAND NAME(S): Augmentin
USES: Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid is a combination penicillin-type antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
HOW TO USE: Chew the tablets thoroughly and swallow, followed by a full glass of water (8 ounces/240 milliliters). Take this medication with a meal or snack as directed by the doctor. Depending on your specific product, this medication is usually taken every 8 or 12 hours.The dosage is based on your weight, medical condition, and response to treatment.Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, take this drug at evenly spaced intervals. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow, which may result in a return of the infection.Tell the doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
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