Augmentin

(amoxicillin / clavulanate)

3.9/ 5 average rating with 1034 reviewsforAugmentin
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Treats bacterial infections.

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Our bottom line

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.

Quick facts about Augmentin
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (amoxicillin / clavulanate)
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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.

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How it works

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

Quick facts about Augmentin
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (amoxicillin / clavulanate)

Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Chewable tablet
  • Extended release
  • Liquid
People’s experience with Augmentin

1034reviews so far. What do you think?

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

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Side effect rates for Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate)

  • Diarrhea
  • Vaginal yeast infection
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

Risks and Warnings for Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • History of penicillin allergy
    • History of multiple allergies

    Tell your doctor if you are allergic to penicillin or other antibiotics. Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) can cause a serious allergic reaction. If you have difficulty breathing, swelling of face and throat, or a serious rash, stop taking Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) immediately and get medical help.

Common concerns from people taking Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate)

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Food
  • Reviewed Augmentinon 12/5/2016I took it with food, but still had a severe stomach pain due to the anitibiotic
    16
    Woman
    Inner ear infection
Pain
  • Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) may cause liver damage that is usually reversible. Talk to your doctor if you notice abdominal pain, loss of appetite, yellowing of your skin or eyes, or dark-colored urine.
  • Reviewed Augmentinon 8/9/2016Mouth sores, minor diarrhea issues., but was/is best for nasal infection, sinusitis, Cipro #2, & Bactrim DS #3,
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    Man
    Inner ear infection