Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Infection

Augmentin 

(amoxicillin / clavulanate)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Infection
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Treats bacterial infections.

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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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Upsides

  • 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

  • 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.
How it works

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) contains two antibiotic medicines, which kill bacteria.

What to expect when you take Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) for Bacterial infection

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Side effect rates for Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate)

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Skin rash and hives

Risks and Warnings for Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • History of penicillin allergies

    If you have had an allergic reaction from taking penicillins, let your doctor know before taking this. Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) may not be right for you and your doctor can prescribe another antibiotic.

Common concerns from people taking Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate)

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Pregnancy
Food
  • Take with food if you're having upset stomach.
  • I took it with food, but still had a severe stomach pain due to the anitibiotic
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.
Pain
  • Mouth sores, minor diarrhea issues., but was/is best for nasal infection, sinusitis, Cipro #2, & Bactrim DS #3,
  • I took it with food, but still had a severe stomach pain due to the anitibiotic