Augmentin 625: Your Comprehensive Guide to Antibiotic Therapy

Augmentin 625 Tablet is an antibiotic tablet. It can be used to treat various kinds of bacterial infections throughout the body. Healthcare

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Augmentin 625 Tablet is an antibiotic tablet. It can be used to treat various kinds of bacterial infections throughout the body. It can fight against many types of bacteria. If you have a urinary tract infection caused by certain bacteria, this tablet can help. It can also be used for upper respiratory tract infections such as recurrent tonsillitis, sinusitis, and otitis media. This tablet should not be extended beyond 14 days without review.

You can easily buy this antibiotic from online medical stores. Still, it's a good idea to talk to a doctor online first before getting it from a nearby online medicine delivery service. This tablet is intended for short-term use only. You can take a online doctor’s consultation while ordering this tablet.

What are the detailed uses of Augmentin 625 Tablet?

Augmentin 625 Tablet is particularly effective in treating the following bacterial infections:

  • Urinary tract infections: These are common infections that happen when bacteria get into the urinary tract and cause problems like pain when peeing and needing to pee a lot. These tablets can help treat these infections in the urinary tract.

  • Lower respiratory tract infections: Augmentin 625 Tablet is effective for treating infections in the lungs and airways, like bronchitis, pneumonia, and flare-ups of COPD.

  • Upper respiratory tract infections: It can also help with infections of the upper airways, such as tonsillitis, sinus infections, and ear infections.

  • Middle ear and sinus infections: These tablets can fight bacterial infections in the ears and sinuses, helping to relieve pain, pressure, and stuffiness.

  • Bone and joint infections: Augmentin can treat infections in the bones and joints, easing pain, swelling, and inflammation.

  • Skin and soft tissue infections, including dental infections: It's useful for bacterial infections in the skin and tissues, such as abscesses and cellulitis, as well as dental infections, such as dental abscesses and gum infections.

  • Dental infections: Augmentin can also treat dental infections, e.g. dentoalveolar abscess.

  • Genito-urinary tract infections: It can also be used to treat cystitis, urethritis, and pyelonephritis. 

  • Other infections:  It can also be used to treat other infections such as septic abortion, puerperal sepsis, and intra-abdominal sepsis. 

How does Augmentin 625 Tablet work?

Augmentin 625 Tablet works with its two main ingredients: Amoxicillin and Clavulanic Acid. 

  • Amoxicillin is a penicillin-type antibiotic. It fights bacteria by stopping them from building their cell walls, killing them. But some bacteria have a tricky defense called beta-lactamases, which can break down Amoxicillin and make it useless.

  • Clavulanic Acid is a beta-lactamase inhibitor. It binds to the beta-lactamase enzymes, stopping them from destroying Amoxicillin. This makes Augmentin stronger and able to fight off bacteria that normally resist Amoxicillin alone.

What is the daily dose of Augmentin 625 Tablet?

For adults and kids who weigh 40 kg or more, the usual dose is one tablet three times a day. But if kids weigh less than 40 kg, especially if they're 6 or younger, they should use Augmentin oral suspension or sachets instead. If you're considering giving Augmentin 625 Tablets to kids weighing less than 40 kg, talk to your doctor first because these tablets aren't safe for kids under 25 kg. The dose of Augmentin 625 Tablet might change depending on how bad the condition is and how well the treatment works. Always stick to the dose your doctor gives you, and don't take more unless you check with your doctor first.

What happens with the prolonged use of Augmentin 625 Tablet?

The prolonged use of antibiotics such as Augmentin 625 may sometimes lead to the overgrowth of non-susceptible organisms. This means that while this antibiotic is effective against certain bacteria, using it for a long time might allow other types of bacteria to grow more than usual. These bacteria may not be affected by Augmentin and could cause infections. Therefore, it's important to use antibiotics as directed by your doctor and only for the prescribed duration to minimise the risk of such complications.

What are the common side effects of Augmentin 625?

The common side effects of Augmentin 625 Tablet are:

  • Diarrhoea in adults and children

  • Thrush (candida) infection in the vagina, mouth, or skin folds

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

Can Augmentin 625 Tablet be used during breastfeeding and pregnancy to treat infections?

Augmentin 625 Tablet is not recommended during pregnancy and breastfeeding. It can cause complications such as necrotising enterocolitis in neonates. It's important to talk to a doctor before taking Augmentin during pregnancy or while breastfeeding to understand the possible risks and benefits for both the mother and the baby.

Who should avoid taking Augmentin 625 Tablet?

People with the following conditions should talk to their doctor before using this antibiotic:

  • Liver dysfunction: Liver toxicity associated with the use of amoxicillin/clavulanate-based antibiotics is usually reversible.

  • Difficulty Urinating Regularly: High doses of this tablet can lead to crystalluria and worsen the condition. It's a good idea to drink plenty of water to lower the risk of crystalluria.

  • Pseudomembranous colitis: All antibiotics, including this tablet, can cause a condition called pseudomembranous colitis. This condition can be mild or serious. So, if you experience diarrhoea after taking antibiotics, it's important to inform your doctor.

  • Glandular Fever: This tablet might not be suitable for those with glandular fever, also called infectious mononucleosis. Using Augmentin during this viral infection can lead to common side effects like a skin rash.

  • Previous history of Aumentin-associated jaundice/liver dysfunction: This tablet may worsed the existing condition.

Can Augmentin 625 Tablet cause allergic reactions?

Some people may have serious and sometimes fatal allergic reactions to penicillin antibiotics. These reactions are more likely to happen in people who have had allergic reactions to penicillin or are allergic to many things. There have been reports of people who had allergic reactions to penicillin having severe reactions when treated with cephalosporin antibiotics. Before starting treatment with this tablet it's important to inform about any past allergic reactions to penicillins, cephalosporins, or other allergens. If an you experience an allergic reaction, immediately stop this tablet and inform your doctor.

Which medicines can interact with Augmentin 625 Tablet?

It's important to tell your doctor if you're taking other medications along with this antibiotic tablet.

  1. Antigout medications like probenecid: Using probenecid with this tablet isn't recommended. Probenecid can lower the amount of amoxicillin excreted by the kidneys. When taken with this tablet, it may cause higher and longer-lasting levels of amoxicillin in the blood.

  2. Anti-gout and certain types of kidney stones medications such as allopurinol: Combining allopurinol with amoxicillin while using Augmentin can increase the risk of allergic skin reactions.

  3. Oral contraceptives: This tablet can affect the balance of bacteria in the gut, which may reduce the absorption of estrogen and the effectiveness of birth control pills.

  4. Methotrexate for cancer or rheumatic diseases: Augmentin 625 Tablet may interfere with the effects of methotrexate.

  5. Mycophenolate mofetil, a medication used to prevent organ transplant rejection: This tablet may affect how this mycophenolate works.

Warfarin to prevent blood clots: If you take these medications together, your doctor may suggest blood tests to monitor their effects.

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