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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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Could you tell me what happens if you drink alcohol while on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Could you tell me what happens if you drink alcohol while on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Alcohol: Generally decreases the effectiveness of the antibiotic. You may need fully recover from the infection and could even create a superbug! You need the infection treated, but you do not need the alcohol. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking the antibiotic augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking the antibiotic augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Yes: No problem taking penicillin class antibiotics with alcohol but keep it in moderation. If you have a significant infection it would be best to abstain until the infection has resolved. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol if taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)? I would like to have a beer with friends. I know you can't with some antibiotics.

Can I drink alcohol if taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)? I would like to have a beer with friends. I know you can't with some antibiotics.

Augmentin- ok: In moderation, a beer while on Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (amoxicillin-clavulanate) is ok. Others abx like trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and metronidazole can cause a Disulfiram -like reaction similar the drug, Antabuse - resulting in violent vomiting. ...Read more

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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

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Can I get amox-clav in liquid form?

Yes: It is readily available at your pharmacy. ...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.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink small amounts on amox-clav 500mg?

Yes: You can drink anything, but why are you taking an antibiotic? Small amounts will not cure anything and may sensitize you to penicillin drugs. ...Read more

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Which is the most effective med amoxicillin or amox-clav?

Which is the most effective med amoxicillin or amox-clav?

Depends: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) will be effective against all organisms that are susceptable to amoxicillin. It will also be active against some other bacteria that produce beta- lactamases which degrade Amoxicillin such as mssa and bacteroides species. If an infecting organism is sensitive to amoxicillin, like most beta-hemolytic streptococcus species, it would be the best choice for its more narrow spectrum and cost. ...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

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Have been prescribed amox-clav 875mg. Unfortunately IV been feeling very lazy. Anything I can do to increase energy levels without working out?

Have been prescribed amox-clav 875mg. Unfortunately IV been feeling very lazy. Anything I can do to increase energy levels without working out?

Energy levels: Besides working out, it's essential you get enough sleep, eat healthy - avoid processed foods, sugar, and eat lots of fiber and stay hydrated. To get that extra jolt of energy and endorphin rush, it does require that other vitamin e (exercise). ...Read more

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Can you take cold pills with amox-clav?

Can you take cold pills with amox-clav?

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

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How long does amox clav stay in your system?

How long does amox clav stay in your system?

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

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What will happen if you don't eat with amox-clav?

Possible GI upset.: Like - heartburn, nausea, diarrhea, or abdominal cramps. ...Read more

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I forgot to refrigerate my daughters amox-clav so what should I do?

I forgot to refrigerate my daughters amox-clav so what should I do?

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 more

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Can I take dayquil or nyquil with amox-clav?

Can I take dayquil or nyquil with amox-clav?

Yes You Can: Yes you can. There is no contraindication ...Read more

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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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Can he take Clindamycin and Amox-Clav together at diffrent times?

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Probably yes: But one needs to know why you need both abx? It is not usual and customary practice. ...Read more

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How long between switching from levaquin (levofloxacin) to amox clav?

Why?: I don't understand the question. What's being treated and why are you switching? If your doctor told you to switch, you can just switch. ...Read more

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I've been taking amox clav for 4 days now I have diarrhea what can I do stop this?

I've been taking amox clav for 4 days now I have diarrhea what can I do stop this?

See your doctor: You might have a infection due to c. Difficile a bad bacteria that takes over after you kill the good bacteria in your intestines because of the antibiotic. Call your doctor and get tested as soon as possible. ...Read more

Augmentin (Definition)

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