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Augmentin can I take an antacid with it

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Choi
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Okay to use together: No known interactions between Augmentin and most standard antacids.
Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 years experience
You can use: Pepcid or Zantac, as one of those may help a bit with the gastrointestinal side effects of Augmentin. You can also use Pepto Bismol 3 hours after in... Read More

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
GERD: Augmentin is an antibiotic that's known to be rather harsh on stomach (http://www.drugs.com/sfx/augmentin-side-effects.html). If brand name OTC Nexium... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 44 years experience
Yes: Consuming lysine supplements and certain antibiotics may increase the level of these drugs in your body, increasing the risk of side effects and toxic... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
What for: Unless you have a demonstrated deficiency of lysine, taking this supplement will not provide any benefit.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): "Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is contraindicated in patients with a history of allergic reactions to any penicillin. It is also contraindic... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Well: Antibiotics start working a few hours to train infection it usually takes a few days for the full affect
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Depends on what?: For a uti, it should work within a day; igf everything else (eg. Cellulitis, bacterial sinusitis), your symptoms may flare and become worse for a day ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Mortiere
Dentistry 35 years experience
Not likely.: However, you may get severe GI upset and constipation that will persist for a number of days. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a mixture of ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Depends...: On side effects or complications. Most courses of antimicrobials are relatively short (3-10 days) but there are reasons to continue to take the thera... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 45 years experience
No: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is already a form of amoxil, it just has an additional component that Amoxil alone does not have. The additi... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
No: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) contains Amoxicillin and anther agent. No reason to take both.

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