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.

Lowest price
  • Price before coupon
    $31.95
  • Lowest price with coupon
    $14.09
    56% savings
Quick facts about Augmentin
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (amoxicillin / clavulanate)

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)

Used for

  • Bite wounds
  • Fever associated with low blood counts
  • Strep throat

Dosage forms

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

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

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  • Possible side effects
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash
  • Allergic reaction
  • New infection
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Side effect rates for Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate)

  • Diarrhea
    9%9%
  • Nausea
    3%3%
  • Skin rash and hives
    3%3%
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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.

Pharmacist Q&A

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) questions for

Frequently Asked Questions

This medication treats lower respiratory tract infections.

Who is this drug for?

This medication treats lower respiratory tract infections.

Common concerns from people taking Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate)

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Food
  • Not worth it
    Big hassle
    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.
  • Worth it
    Some hassle
    Reviewed Augmentinon 8/9/2016Mouth sores, minor diarrhea issues., but was/is best for nasal infection, sinusitis, Cipro #2, & Bactrim DS #3,
    52
    Man
    Inner ear infection