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Amoxilin And Ampiclox
No interaction: There should be no interaction between the two drugs. ...Read more
Yes: There should be no interactions.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can these two antibiotics be taken together doxycycline and augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?
Yes, but: Did your physician prescribe both? Sometimes we are on a medication routinely (ie- Doxycycline for acne) and a different antibiotic becomes necessary for another reason. In some cases, the routine antibiotic is suspended until the other one is completed. In short, please clarify with your prescribing physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take amoxicillin 250 and augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 375 instead of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 625 mg ?
Not the same: Since we have no idea why you would be taking the meds, we can not comment on whether this would be appropriate. These meds are not the same. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 625 has a specific amount of clavulanate that is paired with the amoxicillin, and they work as a team. Your substitution is not equivalent. ...Read more
No: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is already a form of amoxil, it just has an additional component that Amoxil alone does not have. The additional component is called clavulanate potassium a 'beta-lactamase inhibitor'. This addition keeps certain bacteria from inactivating the antibiotic. While some bacteria can neutralize amoxil, they cannot fight off Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) with it's special clavulanate potassium addition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different drug class: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is an old penicillin analog (amoxicillin) combined with a relatively new enzyme inhibitor ( clavulanate). Cefidinr is a third generation cephalosporin. Bacteria have developed resistance to antibiotics thru widespread use & evolutionary pressure on bacterial reproduction new strategies have emerged for treatment. Clavulanate inhibits an enzyme that some bacteria use to resist penicillin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: For simple antibiotic related diarrhea it would be ok to take Imodium (loperamide) for a brief period only. If diarrhea is very severe while on those antibiotics, a superinfection with clostridium difficile would be suspected and this is not treated with Imodium (loperamide) but with flagyl or vancomycin as it is a serious complication and is diagnosed with a stool culture.Check Anyone on antibiotics with severe diarrhea ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Side Effects: Yes. Of course.Get a more detailed answer ›
Absolutely!: There is no problem with taking both at the same time, but i'd recommend taking them with food in the stomach to minimize digestive side effects. ...Read more
Yes: No known contraindications.Get a more detailed answer ›
Probably: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is classified as category b for safety in pregnancy. This indicates a good, safe profile. For peace of mind, you can check the definitions of these categories on the net for this and other drugs. Always checkwith your ob-gyn even with supplelemnts nad "natural products". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which antibiotic is safer for the ears (not ototoxic) Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium) or Cephalexin. Please advise?
Yes, but...: You can, but you should have a good reason, and they should be prescribed by a health care provider. ...Read more
Why?: You can, but why? It's an unusual combination of antibiotics, with a lot of overlap in bacterial coverage. ...Read more