Augmentin in sinusitis in adults and children: reviews and dosage
How to take Augmentin in sinusitis?
Sinusitis is the inflammation of the upper sinuses. The main symptoms are prolonged headaches (especially in the frontal parts), prolonged nasal discharge is green or yellow. Sinusitis caused by ingestion of bacterial infection. Therefore, in the treatment the doctor will prescribe antibiotics.
In some cases, the infection can penetrate into the human brain to cause meningitis or encephalitis and lead to death. To determine causative agent is carried out laboratory analysis of blood and bacterial analysis of mucosal secretions. Only then the doctor prescribes an antibiotic, which helps in combating sinusitis. One of the effective drugs is considered to be Augmentin.
The composition and the main action
Consider, which group of antibiotics include Augmentin.
Augmentin belongs to the drugs of semi-synthetic composition penicillinase number in the third generation.
It is composed of such active ingredients : amoxicillin and clavulanic acid.
Augmentin has a wide range of effects on many species of microorganisms (aerobes, anaerobes, gram-positive and gram-negative).
Thanks to klavulanova acid, which is one component of the drug in the body is the destruction of the enzyme beta-lactamase, thus participating in the process of combating bacteria to antibiotics. Treatment is more effective. After oral administration it is absorbed into the blood.
The medicine is in pill form, powder for dilution powder for injection injection.
Rules of admission of Augmentin for different groups of patients
It is important to know how to take Augmentin in sinusitis because of the need to adhere strictly to the prescribed doses.
The drug can be taken regardless of meals, it is the maximum concentration observed within an hour after consumption.
However, it is important to note that the best absorption of klavulanova acid takes place during the meal. Thus, to achieve the best effect it is recommended to take Augmentin just before meals.
The standard dosage of Augmentin is 500 mg every 12 hours or 250 mg every 8 hours. However, the required dosage for adults prescribed by your doctor dependent on the severity of the disease. If you have complex forms take 875 mg twice a day or 500 mg three times a day.
Augmentin in sinusitis in children appoint depending on the age the following amounts:
- Children from 3 months to 12 years, primarily used in suspension in the estimated quantity of 25 mg per kg of body weight of the child.
- Children 12 years appoint 500 mg/125 mg three times a day. In complex forms of sinusitis, the dose is increased to 875 mg/125 mg three times a day.
The duration of administration of Augmentin is prescribed by your doctor, the average is 7-10 days.
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The drug has a number of contraindications :
- pregnancy and lactation;
- individual intolerance of the drug components;
- migrated jaundice.
Also in excess of the dose can be side symptoms of Allergy, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, etc.
Reviews on Augmentin
This drug has found its wide application in ENT practice, has a lot of advantages in the treatment of sinusitis. Below are reviews of real patients :
Anna, 36 years: a Very effective drug for a week got rid of purulent sinusitis. In parallel with taking the Augmentin the doctor prescribed liver protecting drugs and probiotics. No adverse symptoms I felt, the drug was gentle. I highly recommend this drug.
Nina, 27 years: Being in the 21st week of pregnancy I got a sinus infection. Went to the doctor, I have nasal discharge for testing, and then prescribed Augmentin, course in 7 days. Very worried as this drug is an antibiotic, had read in the Internet different negative information about it.
Turned for advice to several Laura, they advised the same thing. In the end I cut the whole course of antibiotics, got rid of sinusitis and in time gave birth to a beautiful and healthy baby. So don’t be afraid of the doctor’s recommendations, they know what they are doing.
So, given all of the above, it can be concluded that the drug Augmentin very effective in the treatment of sinusitis. A big plus is that it is not suitable for children.
But it is worth remembering that it is not necessary to resort to self-treatment, it is very important to know how many days you need to drink Augmentin and in what quantity. Therefore, any drug is best taken after consultation with your doctor.