Augmentin Ireland represents a Penicillin form of antibiotic. Augmentin Ireland contains a specific mix of Clavulanate Potassium with Amoxicillin. Amoxicillin basically belongs to antibiotic family coming from a specific type of drugs named Penicillins and its main function is remove bacteria contained inside the body. Clavulanate potassium is a type of clavulanic acid that has similarities with penicillin. Clavulanate potassium holds the main function to fight the bacteria that usually has penicillin resistance as well as resistant other types of antibiotics. Augmentin is applicable for curing many diversified infections, resulted from such bacteria, like: pneumonia, sinusitis, bronchitis, infections of ears, infections appearing on the skin and infections occurring in urinary tract.
Avoid treatment with Augmentin Ireland if you suffer from allergic reactions related to Amoxicillin and/or Clavulanate Potassium, else if your previous treatment history includes liver-related issues that were caused by Augmentin. Abstain from taking Augmentin if that can result in allergic reactions related to any other versions of Penicillin antibiotics, like Amoxicillin, Ampicillin, Oxacillin, Dicloxacillin, or Penicillin etc.
Prior to initiating Augmentin Ireland treatment, consult with your personal pharmacist regarding your health conditions and whether you have been diagnosed with liver disease (or have a previous history of jaundice and/or hepatitis), as well as mononucleosis and kidney disease, or if you have allergy to a Cephalosporin antibiotic.
If you decide to change from one type of tablet to another (i.e. chewable, regular or tablets with an extended release), make sure you start treatment only with the new type of tablet and take the tablet strength as per your prescription. Augmentin may not function with the same effectiveness and can become the source of harmful effects if you don’t use the proper tablet form, which was stated in prescription by your pharmacist.
Augmentin Ireland has FDA pregnancy category B. likewise, Augmentin is not considered to cause harm to an unborn baby. Breast milk may be a medium for Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium to transfer and result in harm to a nursing baby. Hereby, avoid treatment with Augmentin without consulting with your pharmacist if you are breastfeeding a baby. Augmentin Ireland is known to make birth control pills become less effective. Hence, it is highly advised that you confirm with your doctor about taking a non-hormone type of birth control (e.g. condom, spermicide, diaphragm) to avoid the potential pregnancy during the treatment with Augmentin.
Do not undergo treatment with Augmentin if you know that Amoxicillin or Clavulanate Potassium may cause allergy to you, or else if you have ever experienced problems related to liver, which were caused by Augmentin. Abstain from taking Augmentin when other Penicillin antibiotics may result in allergy for you (e.g. Amoxicillin (Augmentin, Amoxil, Moxatag, Dispermox), Ampicillin (Unasyn, Principen), Dicloxacillin (Dynapen, Dycill), Oxacillin (Bactocill), as well as Penicillin (Bicillin L-A, Pfizerpen, PC Pen VK) etc..
To ensure you can undergo treatment with this medicine in a safe manner, inform your physician if you have any of the following:
- kidney disease;
- liver-related disease;
- if your medical history includes jaundice and/or hepatitis, please report it;
- if you can be affected by allergies to a Cephalosporin antibiotic.
Take Augmentin in exact accordance with prescription of your doctor. Avoid taking in amounts that are smaller or larger as well as for a longer period than stated in recommendation. Strictly abide with the directions, which are available on prescription label.
If you change from one type of tablet to another (e.g. chewable, regular and extended-release tablet), ensure you undergo treatment with the new type of tablet only and follow the strength of the tablet, as per your prescription. The strength of Clavulanate Potassium does not remain the same for various types of tablet, although the Amoxicillin amount may match the tablet that you previously used. Augmentin Ireland may not have the same effectiveness or could cause harm if you do not take the specific form of tablet prescribed by your doctor. Take the medicine with a glass of water. The medicine should be taken in the beginning of a meal in order to reduce stomach upset.
- Fully swallow the Augmentin tablet;
- Ensure you take the medicine at the same time every day;
- The Augmentin Chewable tablet is to be chewed prior to swallowing. Abstain from swallowing a chewable tablet whole;
- Avoid crushing as well as chewing the Augmentin XR tablet (i.e. extended-release). Swallow the pill whole, or else break the pill in half and then take both halves one at a time.
Seek for an instant emergency assistance if you have any allergic reaction signs:
- Difficulties in breathing;
- Swollen lips, face, throat or tongue.
Stop Augmentin intake and directly call your pharmacist if you observe any of adverse side effects described below:
- Yellowed or pale skin, fever, dark-coloured urine, weakness or confusion;
- Diarrhoea, which is watery or contains blood in it;
- Skin rash, severe type of tingling, bruising, general pain, numbness, weakness in muscles;
- Easy bleeding or bruising;
- Pain in the upper stomach, nausea, loss of appetite, itchiness, dark colour of urine, clay-coloured stools, jaundice;
- Confusion, agitation, abnormal behaviour or thoughts, as well as seizures (i.e. convulsions);
- Severe reaction on the skin – swollen tongue or face, fever, burning eyes, sore throat, skin ache with a purple or red skin rash spreading (especially in the upper body or face) and results in peeling and blistering.