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Therapeutic Indications 

Augmentin is an antibiotic agent with a notably broad spectrum of activity against the commonly occurring bacterial pathogens in general practice and hospital. 12 The beta-lactamase inhibitory action of clavulanate extends the spectrum of amoxicillin to embrace a wider range of organisms, including many resistant to other beta-lactam antibiotics. 12

Augmentin 1gr Tablets (875 mg amoxicillin and 125 mg of clavulanic acid): 1

Augmentin 625mg Tablets (500 mg amoxicillin and 125 mg of clavulanic acid): 2

Augmentiun 457 Suspension (80 mg amoxicillin and 11,4 mg of clavulanic acid per 1 ml suspension): 3

Augmentin is indicated for the treatment of the following infections in adults and children.

  • Acute bacterial sinusitis (adequately diagnosed) 
  • Acute otitis media 
  • Acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis (adequately diagnosed) 
  • Community acquired pneumonia
  • Cystitis 
  • Pyelonephritis 
  • Skin and soft tissue infections in particular cellulitis, animal bites, severe dental abscess with spreading cellulitis
  • Bone and joint infections, in particular osteomyelitis.

Consideration should be given to official guidance on the appropriate use of antibacterial agents.

Augmentin ES 120 mg amoxicillin and 8.58 mg of clavulanic acid per 1 ml suspension: 4

Augmentin ES is indicated for the treatment of the following infections in children aged at least 3 months and less than 40 kg body weight, caused or thought likely to be caused by penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumonia:

  • Acute otitis media
  • Community acquired pneumonia. 
    Consideration should be given to official guidance on the appropriate use of antibacterial agents.

For more information on dosing and administering Augmentin, visit the Dosing & administration section 

Before prescribing please consult the full SPC which you can request from GSK or access on the website of the Pharmaceutical Services of the Ministry of Health

References:

  1.  SmPC Augmentin Tablets 1gr
  2.  SmPC Augmentin Tablets 500/125 mg
  3.  SmPC Augmentin suspension 457 mg/5 ml
  4.  SmPC Augmentin ES 600 mg/42.9 mg/5 ml  

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