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Benzonatate capsule effect?

Benzonatate capsule effect?

Yes: Benzonoate is a drug that numbs cough receptors. It is not a narcotic and is used three times daily to suppress cough. For some patients it works extremely well. ...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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What is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) XR for?

What is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) XR for?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) XR: The XR means extended release. Be sure never to cut or break a medicine that is extended release because it won't dose correctly if not intact as it came from the pharmacy. ...Read more

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How are amoxicillin capsules?

How are amoxicillin capsules?

Amoxicillin: is a penicillin type antibiotic which can be affective in the treatment of bladder & ear infections, Pneumonia and some STD's. ...Read more

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Cefaclor capsules 500 mg is used for?

Antibiotic: Cefaclor is an antibiotic used to treat a variety of different bacterial infections. It's not only used to treat uti's, but skin infections, ear infections and pneumonia. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin / clavulanate same as bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

No: Amoxicillin / clavulanate is a penicillin-type antibiotic. The clavulanate increases susceptability of some bacteria to the amoxicillin. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a combination sulfa antibiotic composed of two antibiotics: trimethprim and sulfamethoxazole. ...Read more

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Which medicine is stronger, the amoxicillin or the augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Strong vs effectiv: Some germs have developed resistance(r) to antibiotics& the effective abx is the one that kills the germ. Both amoxicillin(am) &augmentin(au) kill the same way at roughly the same speed. As such, strength is the same. Au is am with an extra part that disables one form of r.If you have a resistant bug, it would be more effective but involves more side effects.If no r, the am works as well. ...Read more

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Taking 3G of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) at once is it overdose?

Taking 3G of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) at once is it overdose?

No More Than Once!: As far as I know, the highest one-time dose is 875 mg. You're supposed to take that twice a day, so you do the math. Was that a one-time 3g dose? Someone might have had some idea why to do that. There's a high dose, 2g twice a day, therapy for sinusitis, but that's about it. So maybe double check with whomever prescribed it on what the deal is here. then let me know, thanks ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin and ampicillin the same?

Is amoxicillin and ampicillin the same?

No/very similar: Amoxicillin and Ampicillin are not the same but they are very similar. Amoxicillin and Ampicillin have an identical bacterial spectrum of activity. Amoxicillin is absorbed better when given by mouth. Ampicillin is available in IV and oral form while Amoxicillin is only given orally. ...Read more

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What is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) used for?

What is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) used for?

Treat infections: It is an antibiotic use to treat many different types of infection. ...Read more

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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

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Does the antibiotic augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) interfere with progestin?

Does the antibiotic augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) interfere with progestin?

Progestin+abx: Yes. Any antibiotic can decrease the effectiveness of hormonal birth control. You need to use barrier back (condoms) when taking antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can I take metronidazole while I'm taking Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Can I take metronidazole while I'm taking Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Ok: This combination should be ok. You can always check with your pharmacist,however as he/she has access to all the information on medications and interactions. ...Read more

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Can I take 500 mgs of Biaxin (clarithromycin) with Amoxicillin?

Can I take 500 mgs of Biaxin (clarithromycin) with Amoxicillin?

Yes: Biaxin (clarithromycin) is an antibiotic that is in a different class than amoxicillin. They kill different bacteria. So, it is possible that your doctor prescribed both to cover 2 types of bacteria ...Read more

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Amoxil (Definition)

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