Augmentin DS 312.50mg/5ml Syrup/Suspension is used for the treatment of bacterial infections such as; joint and bone infections, dental infections, skin and soft tissue infections, urinary tract infections, middle ear infections, sinus infections, throat and lung infections.
Augmentin DS 312.50mg/5ml Syrup/Suspension is composed of Co-Amoxiclav, which belongs to a group of medicines known as antibiotics.
Augmentin DS shows effectiveness by stopping the growth of bacteria. It works only against bacterial infections and will not treat viral infections. It is manufactured by Glaxo Smith Kline.
Uses and dosage:
Before reconstitution keep tightly closed. When dispensed as directed each 5ml contains 250mg amoxicillin as amoxicillin trihydrate U.S.P and 62.50mg clavulanic acid as the potassium salt B.P. Shake well before taking each dose.
Once dispensed the suspension must be kept in the refrigerator and used within 7 days.
Augmentin DS is consumed with or without food.
Augmentin DS may be taken every 8 hours or 12 hours, according to the prescribed dose and as directed.
Do not take two doses in 1 hour.
Adults are 500 mg every 12 hours or 250 mg every 8 hours.
Children is 45 mg/kg (20.4 mg/lb)/day every 12 hours or 40 mg/kg (18.1 mg/lb)/day every 8 hours (patients aged 12 weeks and older) and 30 mg/kg (13.6 mg/lb)/day divided every 12 hours (neonates and infants aged less than 12 weeks).
Augmentin DS is commonly used at the same time every day.
Discuss with your doctor if skin rash, severe watery or bloody diarrhea, fever, difficulty in breathing, inflammation of the large intestine, stomach pain, fever, swollen glands in the neck, armpit or groin, swelling of the face or throat, inflammation of blood vessels, and collapse.
Augmentin DS should not be used for more than 14 days without review.
Augmentin DS should be used as directed by the doctor even if you feel well, or even if you think that there is no need for you to use your medicine.
Store below 25°C in a dry place.
Keep out of the reach of children.
To be sold on the prescription of a registered medical practitioner only.
For oral use only.
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By: Tariq Ali Shah