YOUR CHILD’S MEDICINE AT A GLANCE
Augmentin Duo Oral Suspension is an antibiotic medicine that helps treat bacterial infections of the ear, nose, throat, chest, lungs, teeth, skin, and urinary tract. It is capable of killing bacteria that have become resistant to other therapies and thus also helps treat tuberculosis that is resistant to other treatments.
You can give Augmentin Duo Oral Suspension to your child with or without food. It is better to give it with food as that helps increase absorption and decrease the risk of stomach upset. The doctor may prescribe giving it two to three times a day. Medicine dose depends on the severity of the infection, its type, and your child’s body weight and age. So, stick to the dose, time, and way prescribed. If your child vomits the medicine within 30 minutes of intake, let the child calm down and repeat the dose. Do not double dose if it’s the time for the next dose.
Augmentin Duo Oral Suspension may cause vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, and allergy. These side effects should diminish on their own. But, in case they persist or start bothering your child, you must not delay speaking to your child’s doctor.
Share your child’s entire medical history with the doctor, including any previous episode of allergy, heart problem, a blood disorder, birth defects, airway obstruction, lung anomaly, gastrointestinal problem, skin disorder, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. This information will assist the doctor in making dose alterations and in planning your child’s overall treatment.
USES OF AUGMENTIN DUO ORAL SUSPENSION IN CHILDREN
- Treatment of Bacterial infections
- Treatment of Resistance Tuberculosis (TB)
BENEFITS OF AUGMENTIN DUO ORAL SUSPENSION FOR YOUR CHILD
In Treatment of Bacterial infections
Augmentin Duo Oral Suspension is a medicine given to children for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections. Augmentin Duo Oral Suspension also treats bacterial pneumonia, which is a very common condition in children. This medicine inhibits the bacteria from multiplying, thereby arresting their growth. It is also given as an empirical therapy in conditions where the infection-causing bacteria is unknown and as a preventive (prophylactic) antibiotic therapy.
It may be given alone or along with some other medicines. Your child may start to feel better within 2 to 3 days of regular dosing. For best results, finish the full course of the medicine without stopping abruptly as doing so may lead to ineffective treatment and worsen your child’s condition.
In Treatment of Resistance Tuberculosis (TB)
SIDE EFFECTS OF AUGMENTIN DUO ORAL SUSPENSION IN CHILDREN
Common side effects of Augmentin
- Abdominal pain
- Skin rash