How Long Does Augmentin Stay In Your System?


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Augmentin is a penicillin antibiotic which should be taken in regular doses every eight to 12 hours depending on whether the dosage is 250 mg or 500 mg; it is thus assumed that it stays in your system for this long.

Augmentin contains a combination of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium: Amoxicillin is an antibiotic in a group of drugs called penicillin, and clavulanate potassium is a form of clavulanic acid, which is similar to penicillin, and fights bacteria that is often resistant to penicillins and other antibiotics.

Augmentin is used to treat many different infections caused by bacteria, such as sinusitis, pneumonia, ear infections, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, and skin infections. It cannot be used to treat a virus. Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby, so it is important that you do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast feeding a baby.

Augmentin can make birth control pills less effective so ensure that you ask your doctor about using a non-hormone method of birth control (such as a condom, diaphragm or spermicide) to prevent pregnancy while taking Augmentin.

Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended by your physician. Augmentin tablets must be stored at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhoea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhoea that is watery, or has blood in it, stop taking Augmentin and alert your doctor immediately.

Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to do so. It is important that you follow the dosage even though the bacteria’s effects may have attenuated, and that the body is kept rested and hydrated immediately after ingesting the medicine.

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