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Drug Guide    A   Amoxicillin/clavulanate Potassium

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   Amoxicillin/clavulanate Potassium

Amoxicillin/clavulanate Potassium
(oral) (tablet, Tablet, Chewable)


Treats infections. Belongs to a class of drugs called penicillin antibiotics.

ALTERNATE NAMES

Augmentin ES-600, Augmentin XR, Augmentin, Amoxicillin/Clav Acid, Amoclan
 
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Avg Consumer Rating 1 out of 5
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Amoxicillin/clavulanate Potassium
Augmentin ES-600, Augmentin XR, Augmentin, Amoxicillin/Clav Acid, Amoclan
Uses
Treats infections. Belongs to a class of drugs called penicillin antibiotics.

Storage
  • Store the tablets, extended-release tablets, and chewable tablets at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Store the liquid in the refrigerator.
  • Do not freeze.
  • Use the liquid within 10 days after you fill the prescription, and throw away any medicine that is left over when you are finished with your treatment time. Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.


How To Use
  • APPEARANCE: Tablet, Chewable Tablet, Liquid, Long Acting Tablet. Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often.
  • Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to. It is best to take this medicine at the beginning of a meal or snack. If you are using the chewable tablets, chew the tablet completely before swallowing. Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.
  • Shake the medicine well just before measuring each dose.
  • Rinse the spoon or dropper after each use. Swallow the extended-release tablet whole.
  • Do not crush, break, or chew it. Keep using this medicine for the full treatment time, even if you feel better after the first few doses.
  • Your infection may not clear up if you stop using the medicine too soon. Use only the brand and form of this medicine that your doctor prescribed.
  • Different brands and forms of Augmentin® may not work the same way. There are certain flavors that can be mixed with Augmentin ES-600® to make it taste better.
  • If you do not like the taste of this medicine, ask your pharmacist about these flavorings.

Side Effects
  • Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects: Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing. Blistering, peeling, red skin rash. Change in how much or how often you urinate. Dark-colored urine or pale stools. Diarrhea that may contain blood, or that lasts longer than 2 days. Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, pain in your upper stomach. Yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes.

Precautions
  • You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to amoxicillin, clavulanate, or any other type of penicillin antibiotic.
  • Do not use this medicine if you have ever had liver problems caused by Augmentin®.
  • You should not use Augmentin XR® if you have severe kidney disease, or if you are receiving hemodialysis.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can.
  • If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Drug Interactions
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, if you have liver disease, mononucleosis ("mono"), or if you have trouble swallowing.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have a history of allergies.
  • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to cephalosporin antibiotics such as cefaclor, cefadroxil, cephalexin, Ceftin®, and Keflex®.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have mild or severe diarrhea.
  • If you have severe diarrhea, ask your doctor before taking any medicine to stop the diarrhea. If your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse, call your doctor. Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits while you are using this medicine.
  • Be sure to keep all appointments. This medicine may cause incorrect results with some urine sugar tests used by people with diabetes. The Augmentin® chewable tablet and liquid contains phenylalanine (aspartame).
  • This is only a concern if you have a disorder called phenylketonuria (PKU), which is a problem with amino acids.
  • Talk to your doctor before using these medicines if you have PKU. Some side effects listed below may happen during your treatment or after you stop using this medicine.

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User Medicine Opinions for Amoxicillin/clavulanate Potassium
Overall:1 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: M
Age: 18
Location: Virginia
Time Taken: 2 days

Reason: To fight Epididymitis Date: 8 June 2010
Side Effects
Extremely severe rash starting out as red bumps, then hardening and turning dark like burns, then scabbing over and turning white and eventual peeling off.

Additional Thoughts
Switched to Bactrim after the second day.

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