Augmentin 500 mg
Augmentin® (amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium) is a prescription antibiotic approved for the treatment of various types of bacterial infections. It comes in tablets, chewable tablets, and a suspension (liquid) form. The tablets are available in the following strengths:
- Augmentin 250 mg -- 250 mg of amoxicillin and 125 mg of clavulanic acid per tablet
- Augmentin 500 mg -- 500 mg of amoxicillin and 125 mg of clavulanic acid per tablet
- Augmentin 875 mg -- 875 mg of amoxicillin and 125 mg of clavulanic acid per tablet.
The usual dose for treating most infections is one 500 mg Augmentin tablet every 12 hours or one 250 mg tablet every 8 hours. For more severe infections, one 875 mg tablet every 12 hours or one 500 mg tablet every 8 hours may be recommended.
Children weighing 40 kg (88 pounds) or more are given the same dose as adults. The dosage for smaller children or infants will be determined by the child's weight, the severity of the infection, and the particular Augmentin product.
(Click Augmentin Dosage for more information on when and how to take Augmentin, and to find out what factors your healthcare provider may consider before making dosing recommendations in your situation.)