Can we give Augmentin625mg half tablet BD for 7years boy for Abscess? Please give information

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AUGMENTIN SUSPENSION 228 mg/5 mL and 457 mg/5 mL – Mixed fruit flavour Amoxicillin trihydrate – Potassium clavulanate QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPOSITION AUGMENTIN suspension 228 mg/5 mL: When reconstituted each 5 mL contains 200 mg amoxicillin (as amoxicillin trihydrate) and 28.5 mg clavulanic acid (as potassium clavulanate). AUGMENTIN suspension 457 mg/5 mL: When reconstituted each 5 mL contains 400 mg amoxicillin (as amoxicillin trihydrate) and 57 mg clavulanic acid (as potassium clavulanate). PHARMACEUTICAL FORM A white to off-white dry powder for reconstitution in water to form an off-white mixed- fruit flavoured suspension. CLINICAL PARTICULARS Indications AUGMENTIN should be used in accordance with local official antibiotic prescribing guidelines and local susceptibility data. AUGMENTIN suspension (228 mg/5 mL and 457mg/5 mL), for twice daily oral dosing, is indicated for short term treatment of bacterial infections at the following sites when amoxicillin resistant beta-lactamase producing strains are suspected as the cause. In other situations, amoxicillin alone should be considered. Upper respiratory tract infections (including ENT) e.g. recurrent tonsillitis, sinusitis, otitis media. Lower respiratory tract infections e.g. acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis, lobar and bronchopneumonia. Urinary tract infections e.g. cystitis, urethritis, pyelonephritis. Skin and soft tissue infections e.g. cellulitis, animal bites. Susceptibility to AUGMENTIN will vary with geography and time (see Pharmacological Properties, Pharmacodynamics for further information). Local susceptibility data should be consulted where available, and microbiological sampling and susceptibility testing performed where necessary. Mixed infections caused by amoxicillin-susceptible organisms in conjunction with AUGMENTIN susceptible beta-lactamase producing organisms may be treated with AUGMENTIN suspension 228 mg/5mL and 457 mg/5 mL. These infections should not require the addition of another antibiotic resistant to beta-lactamases. Dosage and Administration Dosage depends on the age, weight and renal function of the patient and the severity of the infection. Dosages are expressed throughout in terms of amoxicillin/clavulanate content except when doses are stated in terms of an individual component. To minimise potential gastrointestinal intolerance, administer at the start of a meal. The absorption of AUGMENTIN is optimised when taken at the start of a meal. Treatment should not exceed 14 days without review. Therapy can be started parenterally and continued with an oral preparation. AUGMENTIN bottle presentations for suspension may be supplied with a plastic dosing device. For preparation of the suspensions, see Instructions for Use/Handling. The usual recommended daily dosage is: • 25/3.6 mg/kg/day in mild to moderate infections (upper respiratory tract infections e.g. recurrent tonsillitis, lower respiratory infections and skin and soft tissue infections). • 45/6.4 mg/kg/day for the treatment of more serious infections (upper respiratory tract infections e.g. otitis media and sinusitis, lower respiratory tract infections e.g. bronchopneumonia and urinary tract infections). No clinical data are available on doses above 45/6.4 mg/kg/day in children under 2 years. There are no clinical data for AUGMENTIN suspension 228 mg/5 mL and 457 mg/5 mL to make dosage recommendations for children under 2 months old. The tables below give dosage guidance for children. Children 2 years and over 25/3.6 2-6years mg/kg/day (13 - 21 kg) 7 - 12 years (22 - 40 kg) 5.0 ml AUGMENTIN suspension 228 mg/5 ml twice daily or 2.5 ml AUGMENTIN suspension 457 mg/5 ml twice daily. 10.0 ml AUGMENTIN suspension 228 mg/ 5 ml twice daily or 5.0 ml AUGMENTIN suspension 457 mg/5 ml twice daily. 45/6.4 2 - 6 years mg/kg/day (13 - 21 kg) 7 - 12 years 10.0 ml AUGMENTIN suspension 228 mg/5 ml twice daily or 5.0 ml AUGMENTIN suspension 457 mg/5 ml twice daily. 10.0 ml AUGMENTIN suspension 457 mg/5 ml twice daily. Children aged 2 months to under 2 years Children under 2 years should be dosed according to body weight. AUGMENTIN suspension 457 mg/5 mL Body Weight (kg) Lower dose at 25/3.6 mg/kg/day (mL every 12 hours) Higher dose at 45/6.4 mg/kg/day (mL every 12 hours)

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a paediatric patient is not a miniature adult . theres nothing like giving half the adult dose 1/3 rd the adult dose . please avoid such practices . follow a proper paediatric dosage book . as far as possible prescribe syrups . dose is 40 mg/kg/day in divided doses for 7 days . send pus c/s . n treatment of abscess is i n d n not only antibiotics

30 MG / KG WT..DAILY..

Tnx Dr Dineshchandra Sharma sir..
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Yes, the dose mentioned can be given to 7 year old child

Obviously it can be given

Thanks Dr. Dinesh Gupta, Dr. Kute Ankush,Dr. Parvez Alam
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Augmentin 375 BD can be given

Thank you, Dr Vipin Bihari Jain
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In severe infections this may be increased to 10 mL AUGMENTIN 125 three times a day. of AUGMENTIN 250 three times daily.

Dosing of Amoxicillin is 30-40mg/kg/day in two or three divided doses

In market Augmentin 375 available that can be used. Please don't mind Doctor

Definitely As such half adult dose

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