click here for details            Augmentin   (U.S.N.L.M.)
Dosing:  (Dacryocystitis,
           Preseptal Cellulitis)
Mild to Moderate: 250mg tid to 500mg bid(q12hr).   Severe: 500mg tid to 875mg bid(q12hr).
Chem Specs amoxicillin / clavulanate (β-lactamase inhibitor)
Quantities Tablets(250, 500, 875mg), Chewable(125, 200, 250, 400mg), Suspension(125, 200, 250, 400mg).
Cost 25.00/20/875mg    generic
Class moderate-spectrum ß-lactam antibiotic / ß-lactamase inhibitor
Action Inhibits cross-linkage between the peptidoglycan polymer chains of bacterial cell
wall. / Inhibits bacterial ß-lactamase enzyme.
Usage Used against ß-lactamase producing strains of H. influenzae, M. catarrhalis, S. aureus,
E. coli, Klebsiella spp as well as ampicillin-susceptible organisms particularly S. pneumoniae.
The q12hr regimen is preferred. 10 day course is typical.
Contraindications Allergy to any of the penicillins. or other ß-lactams. Previous cholestatic
jaundice/hepatic dysfunction associated with Augmentin.
Pediatric use Consult dosing tables (package insert ) and warnings for children under 40kg.
Pregnancy Category B