Augmentin®

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
Yes
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes - oral suspension
Liquid strengths
125/31mg/ 5mL and 250/62mg/5mL
Liquid sugar free or not
Yes
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
No
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
No
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer via enteral feeding tubes. Stop the enteral feed before administration. Draw up the required dose of co-amoxiclav suspension in an enteral syringe then draw up an equal volume of water and shake to mix. Administer through the enteral feeding tube. Flush the feeding tube with water before and after administration of the medication. No break in feeding is required after the medication has been administered.
Available as other formulations?
Injection (500mg/100mg and 1000mg/200mg)
Note
Give the parenteral injection/infusion as the first line choice in patients requiring enteral feeding.
Film coated
Yes
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Co-amoxiclav
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended.