There are many people who get infected by various bacteria’s which further leads to many diseases. Some of these diseases can be acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term). However, the good news for such patient is there are medications available to treat such diseases. One of the most famous to treat and/or control all types of bacterial infection is known as ‘Generic Augmentin’. It is a medication of penicillin type of antibiotic which is used to various bacterial infections. Such infections are caused by the bacteria include- urinary tract infections, skin infections, pneumonia, ear infections, sinusitis, and bronchitis. The effects of this antibiotic can get decreased if it has been overused or used even if not required. Hence, this antibiotic help to fight the bacteria’s by stopping their growth.
This medicine is available in two forms. One is general tablet form medicine and the other is chewable form of medicine. Patient eating tablet form of medicine must swallow whole medicine with a glass of water whereas chewable form of medicine must not be swallowed directly unless chewing it properly. This medicine should be taken just before eating meal to avoid stomach problem. It should be used as instructed in the label of the product and/or as prescribed by the doctor. It is also available in liquid form, if a patient is having trouble in swallowing or chewing it. This medicine must be eaten daily at the same time as scheduled by the doctor and till doctor advice to stop eating it. It is recommended to take this medicine in every 12 hours before eating food.
While and/or before taking this type of medicine, it’s important to follow some precautionary measures like- a patient must strictly avoid taking overdose of this medicine and the missed dose of this medication should be forget and must move to the next schedule of its dose. Patient taking this medicine must avoid taking other antibiotic medicines with it. Doctor must be informed if a person is taking medicines such as- allopurinol, probenecid, and warfarin; because these medicines may affect the use of Augmentin on person’s body. Before taking this medicine, it’s important to let the doctor informed if a person is having allergic reactions to cephalosporin antibiotics like cephalexin cefuroxime, cefprozil, and cefdinir; liver diseases; kidney diseases; jaundice; and/or mononucleosis. Birth control pills or abortion pills may also decrease the effects of augmentin medicine on human body. Person taking this medication must immediately stop and inform the doctor if gets caused by any of these side-effects such as-
6.Itchiness or swelling in the body parts (such as throat, tongue and face);
8.Vaginal yeast infection;
10.Muscle pain; and
11.Yellow skin/ yellow eyes