Dosage of suspension "Augmentin" depends on the age and weight of the patient, complexity of the disease, and the number of the active ingredient in a particular dosage form. In 5 ml of product can contain 125, 200, or 400 mg of active substance – amoxicillin.
Low-dose "Augmentin" (125 mg/5 ml) is prescribed for the treatment of tonsillitis, and also in therapy of infections of skin. High dosage is used to treat infections of bones, joints, urinary tract. Also, the drug with the active substance 400 mg/5 ml is used in the treatment of lower respiratory tract, sinusitis, otitis. Exact dosage of suspension is determined individually.
"Augmentin" 125 mg/5ml take 3 times a day. A single dose of the drug for children up to 1 year weighing up to 5 kg is 1.5-2.5 ml, children weighing 6-9 kg – 5 ml Children 1-5 years old weighing 10-18 kg should be given 10 ml of medication per dose. Single dose for children 6 to 9 years and weighing 19-28 kg is 15 ml for children 10-12 years old with a mass of 29-39 kg – 20 ml.
The suspension is "Augmentin" with the content of amoxicillin 200 mg/5 ml should be taken 2 times a day. Children weighing 2-5 kg, give 1.5-2.5 ml tools, 6-9 kg – 5 ml. "Augmentin" dosage of 400 mg/5 ml designed for children older than 1 year. Child weighing 10-18 kg (1-5 years) should give for 5 ml, weighing from 19 to 28 kg (6-9 years) – 7.5 ml per 1 times. Children 10-12 years old with body mass 29-39 kg take 10 ml of "Augmentin" dosage of 400 mg.
Adults, adolescents 12 years and older and children weighing more than 40 kg are shown receiving slurry with the content of amoxicillin 400 mg/5 ml. the Drug should be drunk 2-3 times a day. The dosage in this case is 11 ml for the reception. Therapy "Augmentinom" lasts up to 2 weeks. In the treatment of otitis media the drug should be taken no longer than 10 days.
Suspension "Augmentin" is prepared before the first medication. To do this in a bottle you need to add a small amount of boiled water at room temperature and shake the contents to completely dissolve the powder. You then add water to the mark indicated on the bottle with, and again mix well the drug.
Before each medication container of suspension must be thoroughly shaken. To determine the exact dosage, it should only use a capful. After each dose "Augmentin" cap should be thoroughly washed with warm water. Prepared suspension can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 7 days (without freezing).