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Drug Information for AMOXICILLIN AND CLAVULANATE POTASSIUM FOR ORAL SUSPENSION USP8675 (TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA): INDICATIONS AND USAGE
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Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium for oral suspension, 600 mg/42.9 mg per 5 mL is indicated for the treatment of pediatric patients with recurrent or persistent acute otitis media due to S. pneumoniae (penicillin MICs ≤ 2 mcg/mL), H. influenzae (including β-lactamase-producing strains), or M. catarrhalis (including β-lactamase-producing strains) characterized by the following risk factors:
- antibiotic exposure for acute otitis media within the preceding 3 months, and either of the following:
- age ≤ 2 years
- daycare attendance
[See CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY, Microbiology.]
NOTE: Acute otitis media due to S. pneumoniae alone can be treated with amoxicillin. Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium for oral suspension, 600 mg/42.9 mg per 5 mL is not indicated for the treatment of acute otitis media due to S. pneumoniae with penicillin MIC ≥ 4 mcg/mL.
Therapy may be instituted prior to obtaining the results from bacteriological studies when there is reason to believe the infection may involve both S. pneumoniae (penicillin MIC ≤ 2 mcg/mL) and the ß-lactamase-producing organisms listed above.
To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium for oral suspension and other antibacterial drugs, amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium for oral suspension should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria. When culture and susceptibility information are available, they should be considered in selecting or modifying antibacterial therapy. In the absence of such data, local epidemiology and susceptibility patterns may contribute to the empiric selection of therapy.
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