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What is amox clav 875 mg used for?

What is amox clav 875 mg used for?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): The combination of Amoxicillin with Clavulanic Acid extends the spectrum of activity that Amoxicillin alone has against different bacteria. Your doctor might choose Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) to treat certain types of infections. ...Read more

Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


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Can you smoke cigarettes on amox clav 875 mg?

Can you smoke cigarettes on amox clav 875 mg?

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.
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What painkillers can I take with Amox-Clav 875-125?

What painkillers can I take with Amox-Clav 875-125?

OTC = okay: Any of the traditional over the counter pain relievers are safe; ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Alieve), acetaminophen (Tylenol) or aspirin. If you're considering something that requires a prescription please ask again with the drug you have in mind. ...Read more

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I'm taking amox/clav 875 mg today is my 3rd day and my bones started hurting really bad! Is this related? Or is it something else?

I'm taking amox/clav 875 mg today is my 3rd day and my bones started hurting really bad! Is this related? Or is it something else?

Pain: Very doubtful that this is related to your antibiotics. Go back and see the doctor who prescribed these and be reassessed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Prescribed amox/clav 875 2 times a day for 10 days. Could only handle the side effects for 7 days. Would that be good enough for sinus infection?

Prescribed amox/clav 875 2 times a day for 10 days. Could only handle the side effects for 7 days. Would that be good enough for sinus infection?

Sinus: By definition you have had an incomplete course of Abx. Best to be rechecked esp. If purulent discharge, Could use oxymetazoline spray every 4 hours for one week to decrease tissue swelling around sinus openings. Also saline nasal irrigations three times a day for one week. This is assuming you do not have chronic rhinosinusitis, polyps, smoker. These conditions will require much more treatment. ...Read more

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Hi, I am taking Amox-Clav 875-125mg, prednisone 50 mg, Benzonatate 100mg and Promethazine syrup. Is this safe to take together?

Hi, I am taking Amox-Clav 875-125mg, prednisone 50 mg, Benzonatate 100mg and Promethazine syrup. Is this safe to take together?

Yes: When your illness is severe, you sometimes need all of these medications for a short period to recover. I suggest taking pro-biotics (or eating yogurt with active cultures) while on this regime to keep your good bacteria healthy. ...Read more

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I am taking Amox-Clav 875-125 MG and the guy I am seeing was just diagnosed with strep throat. Can I catch strep from him?

I am taking Amox-Clav 875-125 MG and the guy I am seeing was just diagnosed with strep throat. Can I catch strep from him?

Strep transmission: Strep is very easily passed from one person to the next - especially if they might be involved in kissing, sharing drinks/cigarettes etc. Funny thing is, you're on the right treatment for Strep - so as long as you're on it, you're actually protected because any germs passed from him would be 'killed' because you're on targeted antibiotics for that. Would use common sense though so u both recover. ...Read more

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Can amox clav 875 irritate my gastritis to the point where I feel lightheaded, short of breath and bad cough?

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Can amox clav 875 irritate my gastritis to the point where I feel lightheaded, short of breath and bad cough?

Maybe: Augmentin's main adverse effect is gastrointestinal distress, so yes, it could exacerbate symptoms of your gastritis; however, shortness of breath and cough are all respiratory issues, so I would not necessarily attribute these to the augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). ...Read more

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Is amox-clav 875 great for getting rid of upper respiratory infection?

Is amox-clav 875 great for getting rid of upper respiratory infection?

Bad choice: When you take an antibiotic for a cold, you're taking a placebo, since a cold is caused by a virus, and antibiotics only treat bacteria. As placebos go, amox/clav (augmentin) is a pretty "big gun, " since it kills lots of bacteria (more than you'd need to kill even if you did have a bacterial infection), and is more likely to cause diarrhea and c. Difficile colitis. ...Read more

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I have amox-clav 875 mg for an ear infection, will it cure a UTI as well ad the ear infection?

Maybe, maybe not: This is a good general treatment for both ear infections and uti's. However, there is probably 5-10% risk with any med for ear infection that the medication will not kill the germ. There are also germs that are resistant to the amox-clav. ...Read more

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I'm taking amox/clav 875 so far it's my second day and my gums are sore like they are swelling and blister on my tonge is this related?

I'm taking amox/clav 875 so far it's my second day and my gums are sore like they are swelling and blister on my tonge is this related?

It could be: Antibiotics can cause an overgrowth of yeast in the mouth, which could cause symptoms like you describe. There are other types of drug reactions, also. Best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you smoke cigarettes on amox clav 875 mg? I broke my nose and my doctor found a slight infection in my nose, will this affect the process?

Can you smoke cigarettes on amox clav 875 mg? I broke my nose and my doctor found a slight infection in my nose, will this affect the process?

Do not smoke: Smoking should always be discouraged. Smoking can reduce blood flow and the delivery of medications like antibiotics to the infected tissues of the nose. ...Read more

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I have had an ear infection for over a year and am sure im starting to lose my hearing. I got amox-clav 875 mg tabs. But not sure how much to take?

I have had an ear infection for over a year and am sure im starting to lose my hearing. I got amox-clav 875 mg tabs. But not sure how much to take?

See an ENT doctor: Do not self-medicate. See an ENT doctor for evaluation and treatment. (s)he will order the appropriate studies to determine the reason for persistent or recurrent middle ear fluid in a 21-year-old, then explain all needed medical ; surgical treatments. (s)he will also order an audiological exam to determine your degree of hearing loss, if any. Stop messing around, with your hearing at stake. ...Read more

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Hello, I have been taking sulfamethoxazole for a bad tooth infection but it not doing job so I'm switching to Amox-clav 875-125. Do you think this ant?

Hello, I have been taking sulfamethoxazole for a bad tooth infection but it not doing job so I'm switching to Amox-clav 875-125. Do you think this ant?

Tooth infection: Tooth infections require definitive treatment by a dentist. Any antibiotic or combination of antibiotics will not resolve the issue. Who put you on the Sulfa drug? My guess is that you are self administering your medications which if true is useless. If under the care of a dentist- discuss with him/her. If not go to one! ...Read more

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Sinus infection, fluid in the ears and bronchitis. On amox-clav 875 2xday. Head feels wooshy and I get dizzy spells. Is this from the fluid in ear?

Sinus infection, fluid in the ears and bronchitis. On amox-clav 875 2xday. Head feels wooshy and I get dizzy spells. Is this from the fluid in ear?

Otitis Media: Hi, yes, it is, I would suggest that you use a nose Steroid spray and also Claritin (loratadine) at the same time. If not better then see an Ear-Nose-Throat doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have been on amox / k clav 875-125 for 5 days 2 times a day for a erupt exposed root in my bottom molar, the pain is worse than it was before why?

I have been on amox / k clav 875-125 for 5 days 2 times a day for a erupt exposed root in my bottom molar, the pain is worse than it was before why?

It could be: That the infection is resistant to the antibiotics you are on, or that you have developed more cavities. Call your dentist ASAP to get an exam and an exact diagnosis. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My son is 12 yrs old and weighs 112 lbs. Is Amox/K Clav 875-125mg too high of a dose for a sinus/ear infection??

My son is 12 yrs old and weighs 112 lbs. Is Amox/K Clav 875-125mg too high of a dose for a sinus/ear infection??

Pretty standard: Dosing for sinus and ear infections are much higher than those for simple urinary tract or chest infections. This is a normal dosing at this age. The med covers some of the partially resistant pneumoccal germs known as a major cause as well as weaker germs that would respond to less med. ...Read more

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I'm taking amox/k clav 875-125 and now my right arm muscle is sore and starting to bruise I don't recall any injury to my arm could it be from the med?

I'm taking amox/k clav 875-125 and now my right arm muscle is sore and starting to bruise I don't recall any injury to my arm could it be from the med?

Possibly: Possibly, but not likely. It is a reported side effect in <1% of all patients. It is more common in meds with Aspirin or nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen) as an ingredient. It may also be related to the reason you are taking the antibiotic. If it continues or gets worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is 875 mgs of amox-clav twice a day too much for a teenager who weighs 100 lbs.?

Is 875 mgs of amox-clav twice a day too much for a teenager who weighs 100 lbs.?

Pretty average: This falls in the middle of the dosing range/lb suggested for twice a day dosing for respiratory conditions, ear infections etc.1000mg twice a day would be near the top of the recommended dose range. ...Read more

Augmentin (Definition)

Amoxicillin/clavulanate is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more