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This open comparative randomized study of efficacy, safety, and pharmacoeconomic characteristics of hilifox-750 (750 mg daily for 5 days) and amoxiclav 2X (875/125 mg twice daily for 10 days) included 60 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Duration of the study was 6 months. Medians of age and smoking index in the group treated with hilifox-750 were 63.5 yr (59, 67) and 30 packs/yr (15, 60) respectively. The treatment reduced cough, apnea, sputum volume and pyoptysis with comparative rates of normalization of body temperature and peripheral leukocyte counts in both groups. Helifox-750 promoted decrease in coughing and apnea within the first three days of therapy. 28 (93%) and 26 (87%) patients recovered by day 4 of helifox and amoxiclav therapy (F-test p = 0.67). Both drugs showed comparable bacteriological efficacy. They were not different in terms of side effect frequency that were mild, resolved spontaneously and did not require withdrawal of therapy. Helifox had advantages over amoxiclav in that it reduced duration of antibacterial therapy to 5 days and of temporary incapacity to 12 days (vs 14); moreover, it needs to be taken only once daily. augmentin mg.
This study was carried out over 31 months, from January 2003 to July 2005 in the Paediatric ward of Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Azare. The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of all patients with clinical features of meningitis admitted were examined microbiologically, including culture for bacterial organisms and their sensitivity pattern as well as biochemical tests determined. augmentin nourison.
The levels of amoxycillin and clavulanic acid have been measured in bone, serum and synovial fluid following the administration of 1.2 g Augmentin prior to hip replacement. Both antibiotics readily enter synovial fluid in levels similar to that found in serum. The levels found in bone are a minimum of ten times lower than those found in serum. Sequential administration of Augmentin with a six-hourly dose schedule does not increase the levels found in any of the tissues studied. augmentin dosage for sore throat.