Compare Cleocin Pediatric vs. Augmentin

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Cleocin Pediatric
(clindamycin)

Augmentin
(amoxicillin / clavulanate)

Coming soon.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.
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Coupons for Cleocin Pediatric
Best available price for 30 (30g of 1%) tube of gels of clindamycin
Coupons for Augmentin
Best available price for 20 (875mg/125mg) tablets of augmentin
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Reviews for Augmentin
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Side effects
Cleocin PediatricAugmentin

We haven’t found good data for Cleocin Pediatric side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Cleocin Pediatric »
  • Diarrhea 9%
  • Nausea 3%
  • Skin rash and hives 3%
More Augmentin side effects »
How it works
Cleocin PediatricAugmentin
Coming soon.Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) contains two antibiotic medicines, which kill bacteria.
Type of medication
Cleocin PediatricAugmentin
Prescription onlyPrescription only
Available as
Cleocin PediatricAugmentin
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Chewable tablet
  • Extended release
  • Liquid
Used for
Cleocin PediatricAugmentin
  • Bacterial Infectious Disease Severe
Risk factors for serious side effects
Cleocin PediatricAugmentin
    Coming soon.
    • History of penicillin allergies
    • Taking Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) for a long time
    • Mononucleosis
    • Using oral birth control pills
    Detailed Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    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 haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

    Food
    Cleocin PediatricAugmentin
    No food related info.
    • Take with food if you're having upset stomach.
    Kidneys and liver
    Cleocin PediatricAugmentin
    No kidneys and liver related info.
    • 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.
    Upsides and benefits
    Cleocin PediatricAugmentin
    Coming soon
    • 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.
    Downsides and risks
    Cleocin PediatricAugmentin
    Coming soon
    • 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.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    Cleocin PediatricAugmentin
    Coming soon
    • 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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