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Yes: If the antibiotic was prescribed for a bacterial URI and there is associated congestion then decongestants are certainly ok and recommended for symptom control. I assume you are not allergic to any "cold" pills and don't have significant cardiac disease. If so consult your doctor before taking. ...Read more
Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) Half-Life: Amoxicillin / clavulanate, aka Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) has a relatively short time in the body. In a patient with normal kidney function, i would expect the drug to be completely out of the system circulation after 8-12 hours. In cases of kidney disease it would take longer depending on the severity of the kidney disease.Ee. ...Read more
Pharmacist: First call your pharmacist and tell him what happened. If he thinks it is no longer good, based in the details of what you tell him, then call your doctor. Your doc may want to send another rx or just stop. For example, if treating otitis media, sometimes 5-7 days is enough if your child is old enough. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
They have me on amox clav 875 mg they want me to take it twice a day is that safe cuz that's a lot of milligrams?
Yes, but u shouldn't: As a doc, I am anti-smoking so i won't say go ahead and smoke. But smoking is not likely to interfere with that antibiotic--branded as augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). I hope you get better fast for reason you are taking the antibiotic, and that you consider quiting smoking. Good luck. ...Read more