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how long does it take for augmentin to work

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience in Infectious Disease
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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience in Internal Medicine
Well: Antibiotics start working a few hours to train infection it usually takes a few days for the full affect
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
27 years experience in Dentistry
3 days : You should know if the Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is working within the first 3 days.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Tooth infection: If you have a fever from a tooth infection, you need to see a dentist ASAP. Please call for appt now
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Definitely out: The medication has quite a short half-life, which is why it is taken 2x a day- since the first dose in the morning wears away, then you need a second ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): The half-life of Amoxicillin after the oral administration of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is 1.3 hours and that of clavulanic acid is 1.0 ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Depends: Sinus infections should be treated in several ways in addition to using antibiotics, one of the prime considerations being establishment of drainage. ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ramirez
17 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
About 1 week: Acute sinusitis can be cured in about 1 week with augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Chronic sinusitis (sinus infections that hang around for a ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Needs to be lanced: I am sorry to tell you but antibiotics do not make an abscess go away. You need to see a doctor and have it opened an drained in order for it to resol ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Otalgia: The pain may or may not be a direct effect of the infection itself. If the pain is due to inflammation this should recede fairly rapidly, assuming the ... Read More
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