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(amoxicillin / clavulanate)


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.Coming soon.
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Side effects
  • Diarrhea 9%
  • Nausea 3%
  • Skin rash and hives 3%
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How it works
Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) contains two antibiotic medicines, which kill bacteria.Coming soon.
Type of medication
Prescription only
Available as
  • Pill
  • Chewable tablet
  • Extended release
  • Liquid
  • Eye drops
Used for
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Risk factors for serious side effects
  • History of penicillin allergies
  • Taking Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) for a long time
  • Mononucleosis
  • Using oral birth control pills
Detailed Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) risks & warnings »
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    Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    • Take with food if you're having upset stomach.
    No food related info.
    Kidneys and liver
    • 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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