Augmentin 1.2gm Injection

Introduction

Augmentin 1.2gm Injection is a penicillin-type of antibiotic that helps your body fight infections caused by bacteria. It is used to treat infections of the lungs (e.g., pneumonia), ear, nasal sinus, urinary tract, skin, and soft tissue. It will not work for viral infections such as the common cold.

Augmentin 1.2gm Injection is generally administered by a healthcare professional and should not be self-administered. Depending on the severity of your underlying illness, your doctor will decide the precise dose and schedule as per which this injection is to be given. It is strictly advised to be used as per the doctor’s prescription.

Common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Additionally, you may notice some injection site reactions like pain, swelling, or redness. Please consult your doctor if these do not get better or persist for a longer duration of time. In cases of patients with severe liver or kidney disease, consult your doctor before you start with the treatment.

Before using it, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to any antibiotics or have any kidney or liver problems. Your doctor may change the dose or prescribe a different medicine. This medicine is generally regarded as safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding if used under a doctor’s supervision.

Uses of Augmentin Powder for Injection

Benefits of Augmentin Powder for Injection

In Bacterial infections

Augmentin 1.2gm Injection contains two different medicines that work together to kill the bacteria that cause infections. Amoxycillin belongs to a group of medicines called penicillins that work by stopping the growth of bacteria. Clavulanic Acid is a beta-lactamase inhibitor that reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Amoxycillin against bacteria.

Augmentin 1.2gm Injection can be used to treat many different bacterial infections such as ear, sinus, throat, lung, urinary tract, skin, teeth, joints, and bones. This medicine usually makes you feel better within a few days, but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.

Side effects of Augmentin Powder for Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Augmentin

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How to use Augmentin Powder for Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Augmentin Powder for Injection works

Augmentin 1.2gm Injection is a combination of two medicines: Amoxycillin and Clavulanic Acid. Amoxycillin is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria. Clavulanic Acid is a beta-lactamase inhibitor which reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Amoxycillin against bacteria.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Augmentin 1.2gm Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.

Pregnancy

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Augmentin 1.2gm Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.

Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Augmentin 1.2gm Injection is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Augmentin 1.2gm Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Augmentin 1.2gm Injection may cause side effects such as allergic reactions, dizziness or fits that may make you unfit to drive.

Kidney

CAUTION
Augmentin 1.2gm Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Augmentin 1.2gm Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of this medicine is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.

Liver

CAUTION
Augmentin 1.2gm Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Augmentin 1.2gm Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is recommended while you are taking this medicine