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Ac Duo DS Suspension

Manufactured byWanbury Ltd.
ContainsAmoxycillin (200 mg) + Clavulanic Acid (28.5 mg)
Description
Ac Duo DS Suspension is a combination of Amoxycillin and Clavulanic acid. Ac Duo DS Suspension is used orally to treat many bacterial infections of the lungs, middle ear, sinuses, skin, teeth, and urinary tract. Amoxycillin interferes with the growth and division process of the bacterial cell wall while Clavulanic acid enhances the activity of Amoxycillin against bacteria. The common side effects of Ac Duo DS Suspension use are nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and skin rash. Consult your child's doctor at the earliest if any of these side effects persist or worsen. Before giving this medicine to your child, inform your doctor if your child is allergic to any antibiotics or has experienced any allergic reactions after taking antibiotics. You can give Ac Duo DS Suspension to your child with food as it improves absorption and decreases the risks of stomach upset. Your child's doctor will decide the dose and frequency based on the severity of the infection, your child's body weight and age. Stick to the dose, time, and way prescribed. Also, ensure to complete the course of treatment even if your child starts feeling better. This medicine is generally meant to be used in children. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine to patients who cannot swallow a tablet or capsule. To make sure Ac Duo DS Suspension is safe for your child, share your child’s entire medical history with your child's doctor, including any previous episode of allergy, heart problem, a blood disorder, birth defects, lung problem, stomach or intestinal problem, skin disorder, liver disease, and kidney disease. This information is critical as it can help your child's doctor in planning an overall treatment and dose adjustments for your child.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Ac Duo DS Suspension

  • Allergic Skin Reaction
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever
  • Skin yellowing
  • Easy bruising and bleeding
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
  • Black or tarry stools
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Sleeplessness

Uses of Ac Duo DS Suspension

What is it prescribed for?

  • Acute otitis media
  • Sinusitis
  • Lower Respiratory Tract Infection
  • Skin Infection
  • Urinary Tract Infection
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    Ac Duo DS Suspension starts working within 1-2 hours of taking it orally. You will start to feel better in 3 to 5 days after taking this medication.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of Ac Duo DS Suspension lasts for an average duration of 6-8 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported for Ac Duo DS Suspension.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Ac Duo DS Suspension is generally meant for child use.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Ac Duo DS Suspension is generally meant for child use.

Allergy

Avoid Ac Duo DS Suspension if your child is previously allergic to it. Seek an immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.

Cholestasis

Ac Duo DS Suspension should be avoided for use if your child has/had a condition where the normal flow of bile from the liver is interrupted (cholestasis).

Liver dysfunction

Avoid using Ac Duo DS Suspension if your child has a history of liver disease associated with the use of this medicine or any other antibiotics.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Ac Duo DS Suspension is generally meant for child use.

Breast-feeding

Ac Duo DS Suspension is generally meant for child use.
General warnings

Diarrhoea

Ac Duo DS Suspension can cause diarrhoea because it may also kill the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine. Get emergency medical help if you experience severe diarrhoea that is watery or bloody.

Antibiotic resistance

Usage of Ac Duo DS Suspension without sufficient proof or suspicion of a bacterial infection should be avoided. Irrational dosing (overuse of antibiotics) might fail in providing the benefits and even cause toxicity. It may also increase the risk of the development of bacteria that are antibiotic-resistant.

Liver disease

Regular monitoring of the liver enzyme levels is necessary while taking Ac Duo DS Suspension and even after treatment with this medicine is complete.

Form of medication

Ac Duo DS Suspension is normally used in the case of pediatric (children) patients. However, adult patients who are unable to chew or swallow the solid form can use the liquid form under your doctor's supervision.

Missed Dose

If you forget to give a Ac Duo DS Suspension dose to your child, make sure that you remember to give your next dose on time. Do not give two doses together to make up for a forgotten dose.

Overdose

Never give Ac Duo DS Suspension more than the prescribed dose. If you suspect that you might have given an overdose of this medicine and observing difficulty in the child, go to the emergency department of your local hospital.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Doxycycline

Methotrexate

Warfarin

Live vaccines

Disease interactions

Mononucleosis

Mononucleosis (kissing disease) may develop a maculopapular skin rash after 5-10 days of treatment with this medicine and resolves within days of discontinuing the use. Ac Duo DS Suspension may not be appropriate medicine in patients with mononucleosis.

Colitis

Ac Duo DS Suspension can kill the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and leads to diarrhoea. Therefore, use this tablet with extreme caution if there is colitis (swelling of the inner lining of the colon).

Kidney Disease

Patients with kidney diseases need special consideration while taking Ac Duo DS Suspension due to the risk of kidney damage. Dose adjustment should be done based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions

Urine Sugar Test (Benedict's of Fehling's reagent)

High urine concentrations of Ac Duo DS Suspension might give a false-positive result for the urine sugar test (test to determine the presence of glucose).
Give Ac Duo DS Suspension orally to your child with food to decrease the upset stomach. Your child must complete the entire course of Ac Duo DS Suspension. Stopping the treatment early may cause the bacteria to multiply again, become resistant, or cause another infection. Your child may have a bitter taste in the mouth after the intake of Ac Duo DS Suspension. Eating citrus fruit or sipping plenty of water or fruit juice may help. Encourage your child to drink plenty of water in case diarrhoea develops as a side effect. Never give Ac Duo DS Suspension until and unless prescribed by your child's doctor. You must never share your child’s medicine with anyone else even if they show similar symptoms. Do not give Ac Duo DS Suspension to treat the common cold and flu-like symptoms caused by viruses. Never save medicine for future illnesses. It cannot be said whether the same medicine will work on future infections. Discard the medicine if the seal is broken or the appearance of the liquid changes. Stop Ac Duo DS Suspension immediately if your child develops an itchy rash, facial swelling, or breathing difficulty. Report to your doctor without any delay.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Effect on sleep is not established

How it works
Ac Duo DS Suspension is a combination of Amoxycillin and Clavulanic acid. Amoxycillin binds to certain specific receptors and prevents the formation of a necessary component for the cell wall building process. Clavulanic acid is effective against a specific species of bacteria that are resistant to other antibiotic medicines. Thus, the combination becomes effective against a wide range of bacteria.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Beta-lactamase inhibitors, Aminopenicillins

Schedule

Schedule H

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