A 23-year-old male asked:
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alt of 80... my pcp put me on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg/125mg bid for 1 month. is that safe?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Safe for what?: Why are taking antibiotics for a month? Augment is known to be pretty harsh on your stomach. It has a reputation for causing diarrhea more frequently than other antibiotics. http://www.drugs.com/augmentin.html notes some concerns about taking this medication if you have liver disease so you might want to clarify this w/your prescribing doc.
Answered on May 23, 2015
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: yesas long as you're not allergic to it or don't have a worsening liver symptoms
Answered on May 23, 2015

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