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Posted by Black Forest, Monday, 22nd June 2020 @ 12:37pm

  • Among the most serious and life-threatening complications, epiglottitis should be noted. In severe cases, it can even reach asphyxiation. Pneumonia is another serious disease whose progress is accompanied by symptoms that affect the whole body. In some cases, a serious condition requiring hospitalization develops very quickly..

    Pleurisy is a common complication of pneumonia. Sometimes effusion may develop. In the case of these complications, it comes to the abatement of pain and the onset of breathing impairment, as the lungs become oppressed by the fluid formed between the pleura sheets.

    In some cases, pneumonia is accompanied by a lung abscess, rarely gangrene in patients with immunodeficiency, or an extensive bacterial infection.

    Severe pneumonia can lead to sepsis, and so on. septic shock. At the same time, fortunately, a rare complication, severe inflammation of the whole body occurs with the risk of multiple organ failure.

    In this case, artificial ventilation of the lungs, the introduction of a combination of very strong antibiotics and support of vital functions are necessary. It can be expected that the course of relatively mild respiratory infections may be complicated by the adverse effects of several human risk factors..

    The most common include chronic smoking, including second-hand smoke, over 65 years of age, alcohol abuse, contact with children, pets, poor social conditions, poor oral hygiene.

    In some people, chronic diseases - diabetes mellitus, coronary heart disease, liver, kidney, immunosuppressive therapy for various other diseases - are a serious risk factor that can seriously complicate the situation with respiratory diseases and lead to a life-threatening condition.

    Additional guidance

    Before you start using Augmentin, you need to collect a detailed history that relates to previous hypersensitivity reactions to cephalosporins, penicillins or other allergens.

    Serious, and sometimes fatal, hypersensitivity reactions to penicillins were noted. The risk of these reactions is highest in people who have a history of sensitivity reactions to penicillin. If an allergic reaction occurs, Augmentin antibiotic therapy should be completed and alternative treatment started..

    The composition of the drug

    Suspended suspension "Augmentin" 125 has a composition identical to other types of the drug. Based on this, doctors often prescribe an adult suspension for the treatment of infectious diseases. This usually happens when the patient cannot swallow the capsules and it is easier for him to be treated with the drug in liquid form. Therefore, the active substances of all varieties of this antibiotic are the same, the difference is only in concentration.

    So, the main components of the drug are the following substances:

    • Amoxicillin. This antibiotic is well known to most doctors, it belongs to the group of penicillins and has a wide spectrum of action. It acts on almost all bacteria that cause the most common infectious diseases of various organs. Moreover, from the huge number of antibiotics used in medicine, this drug is considered the safest. It is suitable even for pregnant women, infants, and is often prescribed to women breastfeeding a baby. The disadvantages of amoxicillin include the high adaptability of bacteria to its dosage. They very quickly begin to produce special substances that can destroy the antibiotic that enters the body. Therefore, amoxicillin alone has a very limited spectrum of action, but in Augmentin it is in combination with another substance.
    • Clavulanic acid. This component blocks substances produced by microorganisms against amoxicillin. It is this fact that contributes to the fact that treatment continues to be effective. Quite often, clavulanic acid makes microorganisms sensitive to the first component of the drug, not previously secreted by susceptibility to its action.

    It is the combination of the two components described above that makes Augmentin so effective that it is prescribed not only in the initial stages of the disease, but also in advanced situations or when a hidden course of the disease is detected.


    Infectious diseases caused by microorganisms sensitive to amoxicillin / clavulanic acid: ENT infections, such as recurrent tonsillitis, sinusitis, otitis media, commonly caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis and Streptococcus pyogenes. • Lower respiratory tract infections, such as exacerbations of chronic bronchitis, lobar pneumonia, and bronchopneumonia, commonly caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus inflluenzae, and Moraxella catarrhalis. • Urogenital tract infections, such as cystitis, urethritis, pyelonephritis, female genital infections, usually caused by species of the Enterobacteriaceae family (mainly Escherichia coli), Staphylococcus saprophyticus and species of the genus Enterococcus, as well as gonorrhea caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae. • Infections of the skin and soft tissues, usually caused by Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, and species of the genus Bacteroides. • Infections of bones and joints, such as osteomyelitis, usually caused by Staphylococcus aureus, if long-term therapy is necessary. • Other mixed infections (eg, septic abortion, obstetric sepsis, intra-abdominal sepsis) as part of step therapy. Infections caused by microorganisms sensitive to amoxicillin can be treated with Augmentin®, since amoxicillin is one of its active ingredients..

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