Augmentin® (amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium) is a prescription antibiotic used for treating a variety of infections. It is approved for use in both adults and children. There are several different forms of Augmentin: liquid (oral solution), tablets, and chewable tablets.
Liquid Augmentin is available in the following strengths:
- Augmentin 125 mg per 5 mL (available in 75-, 100-, and 150-mL bottles) -- banana flavor
- Augmentin 200 mg per 5 mL (available in 50-, 75-, and 100-mL bottles ) -- orange flavor
- Augmentin 250 mg per 5 mL available in 75-, 100-, and 150-mL bottles) -- orange flavor
- Augmentin 400 mg per 5 mL (available in 50-, 75-, and 100-mL bottles) -- orange flavor.
If you are using the liquid form of Augmentin, make sure to shake the bottle thoroughly before each dose, as the medication tends to settle to the bottom. Also, the suspension should be stored in the refrigerator and discarded after 10 days of being mixed. You may have extra medication left over after finishing the prescribed course of Augmentin; this should be discarded immediately.
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