|Reviewed by Brenda Hughes (Pharmacist), Natasha Pool (Pharmacist ID) & Dr Elizabeth Wilson (ID SCH)|
Amoxicillin + clavulanic acid intravenous vials 600mg: White to off-white powder for reconstitution, containing amoxicillin 500mg (as amoxicillin sodium) and clavulanic acid 100mg (as potassium clavulanate).
Note: There are two strengths of injection available
Augmentin syrup 125 : the re-constituted suspension contains
amoxicillin 25 mg/mL AND clavulanic acid 6.25mg/ mL
(i.e. 31.25mg / mL of TOTAL drug)
Note: there are two strengths of oral suspension available
Intravenous and Oral
Doses are charted on the prescription chart in mg of TOTAL
i.e. as amoxicillin+ clavulanic acid combined. Write on the drug chart that the dose is TOTAL drug.
Slow IV Injection
M-amoxiclav 1.2 gram
Water to be added
|60mg in 1 ml||60mg in 1 ml|
Vials are single - use only.
Store unopened vials at room temperature.
Use within 20 minutes of reconstitution
Store reconstituted suspension in the fridge until the
expiry date as stated on the
bottle, then discard any remaining contents.
|New Zealand Formulary for Children (NZFc). Amoxicillin + clavulanic acid, NZF v. . Available from: www.nzfc.org.nz (Accessed [May], )|
|2||BNF for Children 2016-2017. London: BMJ Group, Pharmaceutical Press and RCPCH Publications Ltd; 2016.|
|3||Amoxiclav multichem® data sheet. Auckland: Multichem NZ Limited, 2016.|
|4||Augmentin® data sheet. Auckland: GlaxoSmithKline NZ Limited, 2013.|
|5||McEvoy G. (ed.) Handbook on Injectable Drugs 18th ed. Bethesda: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Inc: 2015.|