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LEARNING ISSUE : Augmentin Gina Hendricks Amoxicillin; Clavulanic Acid For the treatment of acute otitis media (AOM): Description: Amoxicillin-clavulanic acid is a combination drug marketed under the trade name Augmentin®. Clavulanic acid is a beta-lactamase inhibitor that possesses weak antibacterial activity. Combination with clavulanic acid reestablishes amoxicillin's activity against beta- lactamase-producing bacteria. This makes Augmentin® an excellent drug for treating infections due to beta-lactamase-producing H. influenzae and penicillinase-producing anaerobes. The drug is commonly used to treat infections such as acute otitis media, acute sinusitis, acute bacterial cystitis, uncomplicated gonorrhea, and chancroid caused by susceptible organisms. Augmentin® was approved by the FDA in August 1984 and is off patent as of December 2002. An extended release dosage form, Augmentin XR™, was approved September 27, 2002 for the treatment of adults with acute bacterial sinusitis or community-acquired pneumonia.
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Unformatted text preview: Oral dosage (regular tablets): Adults, Adolescents, and Children >= 40 kg: The recommended dosage is 875 mg PO amoxicillin component every 12 hours or 500 mg PO amoxicillin component every 8 hours for 10 days. Oral dosage (Augmentin '125' or '250' chewable tablets OR 125 mg/5 ml or 250 mg/5 ml suspension): Adults, Adolescents, and Children >= 40 kg who have difficulty swallowing: 500 mg PO amoxicillin component every 8 hours for 10 days. Oral dosage (Augmentin '200' or '400' chewable tablets OR 200 mg/5 ml or 400 mg/5 ml suspension): Adults, Adolescents, and Children >= 40 kg who have difficulty swallowing: For patients with difficulty swallowing, the 200 mg/5 ml or 400 mg/5 ml suspensions may be used for dosing in place of the 875 mg tablet. The dosage is 875 mg PO amoxicillin component every 12 hours for 10 days. ● 875 mg PO Q12 for 10 days or ● 200mg/5ml PO Q12 for 10 days...
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.

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