As a penicillin antibiotic, Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet treats bacterial infections. It interferes with the synthesis of the cell walls in bacteria and stops it from growing. This is used to treat infections of the lungs and airways, skin, middle ear, sinuses, and the urinary tract.
It also treats conditions like tonsillitis, pneumonia, bronchitis, and gonorrhoea. This medication when used with an antibiotic clarithromycin, it treats stomach ulcers. You should not use it if you are allergic to any penicillin based antibiotic.
This medication can make birth control pills less effective, so ask your doctor about using non-hormonal birth control to prevent pregnancy during the treatment. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding.
To make sure this medication is safe for you, inform your doctor if you have:
- Asthma, liver or kidney disease
- History of diarrhoea caused by taking antibiotics
- Any food or drug allergies
- Taking any medicines
Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. They are available in liquid form, as chewable tablets and extended-release tablets. Some forms of this medicine may be taken with or without food. Dosage is as per doctor’s prescription and it varies according to age, medical condition, and severity of the condition.
Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.
The medication can treat the below provided problems:
Ear Infection (Otitis Media)
Lower Respiratory Tract Infection
Urinary Tract Infection
Gonorrhea And Associated Infections
A patient can suffer from the following side effects:
Easy Bruising And Bleeding
Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
Nausea Or Vomiting
Altered Sense Of Taste
How long is the duration of effect?The effect of this medicine lasts for an average of 1.5 to 2 hours after onset of action.
What is the onset of action?The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1-2 hours of administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medicine is not known to cause any harm to the fetus.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendencies have been reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This medicine is safe to use during breastfeeding.
Does this affect kidney function?Depending on the severity of the renal impairment, dosage of the medicine should be modified.
Does this affect liver function?Caution must be taken in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment might be needed. Kindly consult your doctor before taking this medication.
Is It safe with alcohol?Alcohol can be taken with Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet, as no significant harmful side effects are observed.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?It is found that this medication may affect the patient alertness due to the side effects which it may cause, thus suggested to avoid driving if taking this medicine.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Tusmax Clav 875mg/125mg TabletTusker Pharma Pvt Ltd
Are there any missed dose instructions?The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?One should contact the doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of an overdosage include convulsions, change in behaviour or a severe skin rash.
This medication belongs to the class of Penicillin antibiotic and inhibits the transfer of a peptide group in the transpeptidation process. As a result, the bacterium is not able to build cell walls and is killed.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
AlcoholInteraction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Urine Sugar TestThe usage of this medication should be reported prior to perform the test. The urine sugar test should be performed with different reagents in such cases.
Interaction with Medicine
DoxycyclineUsage of this medication with Doxycycline should be avoided and usage of other antibiotics should be reported to the doctor.
MethotrexateUsage of this medication with Methotrexate or other chemotherapy medicines should be reported to the doctor. The levels of Methotrexate in the body along with symptoms of toxicity should be closely monitored while both these medicines are taken.
WarfarinUsage of this medication with Warfarin should be reported to the doctor. The clotting time should be monitored promptly. Symptoms like increased bleeding, swelling, dizziness and weakness should be reported immediately.
Ethinyl EstradiolUsage of this medication with Ethinyl Estradiol decreases the effectiveness of oral contraceptive pills, which might result in unplanned pregnancies.
Interaction with Disease
MononucleosisThe condition should be reported to the doctor before taking this medication so that proper substitute can be prescribed.
ColitisThis medication should be discontinued if severe diarrhea occurs. Patients having a history of Colitis should be monitored closely.
Renal DiseasesThis medication should be given after making adjustments in the dosage. The kidney function should be periodically monitored especially if the dosage is for a longer period of time. Suitable dose adjustments are to be made if a patient is on hemodialysis.
Ques: What is Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet?
Ans:This medication is a penicillin antibiotic that treats bacterial infections. It interferes with the synthesis of the cell walls in bacteria and stops them from growing. This medicine performs its action by killing bacteria and preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.
Ques: What are the uses of Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet?
Ans:Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet is a medication, which is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as Ear Infection (Otitis Media), Nose Infection (Sinusitis), Lower Respiratory Tract Infection, Skin Infection, Urinary Tract Infection, Gonorrhea and associated infections, and Stomach Ulcers. Apart from these, it can also be used to treat conditions like Dental Abscess, Endocarditis, Pharyngitis/Tonsillitis, and Typhoid fever.
Ques: What are the Side Effects of Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet?
Ans:Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet has some commonly reported side effects. These side effects may or may not occur always and some of them are rare but severe. This is not a complete list and if you experience any of the below-mentioned side effects, contact your doctor immediately. Side effects of this drug are Hypersensitivity, Diarrhea, Fever, Joint pain, Skin yellowing, Easy bruising and bleeding, Heavy menstrual bleeding, Tooth discolouration, Nausea or vomiting, Altered sense of taste, and Convulsions.
Ques: How long do I need to use Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet before I see improvement in my condition?
Ans:This medication is to be taken till the time you see an improvement in your health conditions.
Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet?
Ans:This medication should be taken in the dosage as prescribed by the doctor.
Ques: Should I use Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?
Ans:This medication should be taken after food in a prescribed dosage.
Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet?
Ans:This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
Ques: Can Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet cause an allergic reaction?
Ans:Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet usually does not cause an allergic reaction, however, patients who have a known allergy to penicillins should avoid taking this drug. In case you suffer from an allergic reaction, take medical help as soon as possible.
Ques: Can the use of Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet cause diarrhoea?
Ans:Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet can lead to diarrhoea in some patients. This is because this medicine is an antibiotic and may kill the helpful bacteria in the stomach or intestine.
Ques: Can I stop taking Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet when my symptoms are relieved?
Ans:You must not stop taking this drug if you start feeling better. It is important to complete the course of treatment. If you stop taking it without informing your doctor, then the infection can recur.
Ques: How long does Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet take to work?
Ans:This drug takes about 2-3 days to make you feel better. However, it may vary from one person to another.
Ques: Is Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet safe?
Ans:Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet is usually considered safe if taken as prescribed by a healthcare provider.
Ques: Does Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet cause drowsiness?
Ans:Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet does not cause drowsiness. If you feel drowsy after taking this drug, then please talk to your doctor.
Ques: What if I don't get better after using Augmentin 1000 Duo Tablet?
Ans:Talk to your doctor and inform him if you are not feeling better even after completing the course of treatment of this drug.
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