Augmentin ES (once mixed by your pharmacist) must be stored under refrigeration and must be used or discarded within 10 days of mixing. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.
What Should I Do If My Child Misses a Dose?
If your child misses a dose, have him or her take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, simply skip the missed dose and continue with the regular schedule. Do not have your child take a double dose. Because this medication is an antibiotic, it is important to try not to miss any doses.
Available Strengths of Augmentin ES
Augmentin ES comes in one concentration, with 600 mg of amoxicillin and 42.9 mg of clavulanic acid per 5 mL (per teaspoonful). It is available in 75-mL, 125-mL, and 200-mL bottles. It comes as a dry powder that your pharmacist will mix with an appropriate amount of water before dispensing.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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List of references (click here):
Augmentin ES [package insert]. Research Triangle Park, NC: GlaxoSmithKline;2009 September.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed May 11, 2010.
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National Library of Medicine (US). Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMED). NLM Web site. Available at: http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT. Accessed May 11, 2010.
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