Megamentin 375 mg is a combination drug by Intas Pharmaceuticals, an antibiotic from the penicillin group – amoxicillin and a beta-lactamase inhibitor (enzymes in microbial cells) – clavulanic acid.
It is used to treat diseases caused by pathogens and is active against upper and lower respiratory tract infections, ENT infections, urinary tract infections, and skin and soft tissue infections.
Augmentin is a beta-lactam antibiotic of the penicillin series. This combination helps to reduce antibiotic resistance (resistance of germs to the antibiotic). Clavulanic acid or potassium clavulanate directly affects the beta-lactamase of the microbial cell, making the pathogens sensitive to amoxicillin. Buy a powerful drug online with fast delivery throughout Australia.
Effects of Augmentin
This drug is used to treat infections and inflammatory diseases caused by susceptible pathogens: lower respiratory infections; ENT organ infections; infections of the urogenital system and pelvic organs; skin and soft tissue infections; osteomyelitis; postoperative infections. The main action of the drug is to prevent the formation of a bacterial protective coating, which is essential for the survival of bacteria.
Instructions for the use of Augmentin
Augmentin can be taken regardless of meals; however, absorption of potassium clavulanate is increased when Augmentin is used at the beginning of a meal. To minimise the chance of gastrointestinal intolerance, Augmentin should be taken at the beginning of a meal.
Dosage for adults.
The usual dose for adults is one tablet of Augmentin 500 mg every 12 hours or one tablet of 250 mg every 8 hours.
In more advanced stages of bacterial infections, the dose should be one Augmentin 875 mg tablet every 12 hours or one 500 mg tablet every 8 hours.
Augmentin side effects
If the dosage regimen is not followed and the doctor’s recommendations are not followed, an overdose of this medicine may occur, manifesting as the following symptoms:
- Acute diarrhoea
- Water-electrolyte imbalance
- Presence of salts (crystalluria) in the urine
- Impaired liver function.
If you have taken too high a dose of Augmentin and you have one or more of the above symptoms, you should see your doctor for symptomatic treatment.