Treats bacterial infections. Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) is first-choice antibiotic for most common types of infections. However, it may not work against more serious or uncommon types of infections.
Kills bacteria. Penicillin Vk (Penicillin) is good for treating many bacterial infections and is available as a generic. You may need to use another form of birth control along with your birth control pills. It's also best taken on an empty stomach but it can cause an upset stomach.
› Liver damage has been associated with patients taking Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate). It's usually reversible, but deaths have been reported. Talk to your doctor if you notice pain in your abdomen, loss of appetite, yellowing of your skin or eyes, or dark colored urine.
No kidneys and liver related info.
Upsides and benefits
› Available as generic product.
› Available in tablet, capsule, and liquid forms.
› Used to treat most common types of bacterial infections.
› Side effects are generally not too bad compared to other antibiotics.
› Available in generic.
› Available in different forms: tablet, capsule and suspension.
› Used to treat many types of bacterial infections.
Downsides and risks
› Many bacteria have developed resistance to this antibiotic.
› Can cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
› Birth control pills may not work as well to prevent pregnancy when taking this medication.
› Many bacteria have developed resistance. Your doctor may run tests to see if Penicillin will work on your infection.
› Can make birth control pills less effective.
› Best taken on an empty stomach, but can cause stomach upset and diarrhea.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
› Finish all of your medicine even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early can cause the infection to come back stronger than before.
› Can make your oral birth control less effective. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you need to use backup.
› Take with food if you're having upset stomach.
› Store the liquid in the fridge and throw away after 10 days.
› Shake the suspension thoroughly before using each dose.
› Take this medication exactly how your doctor tells you to.
› If you're taking birth control pills, this medication can make them less effective.
› Try to take it on an empty stomach. If this gives you an upset stomach, take it with food.