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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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Took Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for two days for strep throat. Got diarrhea from Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Doctor changed antibiotic to Omnicef. How long until diarrhea goes away?

Took Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for two days for strep throat. Got diarrhea from Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Doctor changed antibiotic to Omnicef. How long until diarrhea goes away?

May take a week: Prevention of antibiotic associated diarrhea has been effective when probiotics are provided when antibiotic is prescribed. After diarrhea starts, the folllowing have been shown to shorten the course: L. rhamnosus GG, S. boulardii and two mixtures, one containing L. casei DN-114 001 and the other Lactobacillus acidophilus CL1285, all have good evidence of efficacy in preventing AAD in clinical trial ...Read more

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Is fever normal after taking 6 doses of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) @ 26ml/day for scarlet fever?

Is fever normal after taking 6 doses of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) @ 26ml/day for scarlet fever?

Scarlet fever: Strep organism that causes scarlet fever is sensitive to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). After the third day your child should have responded to the antibiotic. Either he has been misdiagnosed or he isnt getting enough medicine. Take him back to the doctor for reevaluation. ...Read more

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15yr old has stomache pain vomitting and headaxhe for 4 days had yellow diarrhea on 4 day, hes taken pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) liperomide and gravol what's wrong?

15yr old has stomache pain vomitting and headaxhe for 4 days had yellow diarrhea on 4 day, hes taken pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) liperomide and gravol what's wrong?

Viral illness: Most likely a viral illness. Treatment should include clear liquids (with electrolytes!), tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever. If diarrhea is bloody or foul smelling and fever is 103 or more, see your doctor. Viral gastro should last 3-5 days. Resting the bowel with clear liquids is most important. Pepto and the other meds are not usually necessary and have some risks. ...Read more

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Hives after taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). What is wrong?

Hives after taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). What is wrong?

You may have an: Allergy. Please let your doctor know right away. Your doctor will most likely tell you to stop the Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) asap and may start you on another medication. ...Read more

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Salmonella has given me bad diarrhea. Should I take imodium (loperamide)?

Salmonella has given me bad diarrhea. Should I take imodium (loperamide)?

No: If you have diarrhea from salmonella, you can take clear liquids and a bland diet until the diarrhea resolves. You should not take imodium, (loperamide) as it will hold the bacteria in with the stool and cause your body to take extra time to clear it out of your system. If you develop fever, abdominal pain or blood in the stool you should see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy, should I take penicillin or clavulanate?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy, should I take penicillin or clavulanate?

Neither: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is Amoxicillin ( a penicllin) and clavulante. So if one if allergic to Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) both of these should be avoided. A proper evaluation needs to be undertaken to clarify this allergy and what medicines to avoid. ...Read more

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Having diarrhea when not on BRAT diet Took augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 7days n clindamycim 7days 4 teeth infec 14 days ago Started Flagyl for suspect c.dif (no test) 7d?

Having diarrhea when not on BRAT diet
Took augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 7days n clindamycim 7days 4 teeth infec 14 days ago
Started Flagyl for suspect c.dif (no test) 7d?

Pseudomembranous col: You could have c. difficult especially from taking all those broad spectrum antibiotics. The flagella (metronidazole should help). If it doesn't then you need to let your doctor know. Sometimes they need stronger, very expensive antibiotics to cure you. Sounds like you could have pseudomembranous colitis. ...Read more

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Does zithromax cause diarrhoea?

Does zithromax cause diarrhoea?

Yes it can: Just about any antibiotic can cause diarrhea. It has been shown that probiotics like vsl#3 help prevent antibiotic associated diarrhea ANS c. Difficile disease. ...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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Just started cipro (ciprofloxacin) for UTI (3rd since april) 1st dose last night 10pm. Today vomiting nausea and forceful diarrhea. Could it be cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Recurrent UTI's: A more important question you need to ask is: why am i having recurrent uti's? You need to see a urologist to make sure you do not have an anatomical defect in your urinary system causing your uti's to develop. If there is such a problem, resolution of it may prevent future ones. What does the doctor who is giving you Cipro (ciprofloxacin) say about your recurrent uti's? ...Read more

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Treated sinus infection with liquid augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate), (amoxicillin and clavulanate) didnt work, took augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) pills, cold symptoms went away, swelling in face got worse. should i worry?

Treated sinus infection with liquid augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate), (amoxicillin and clavulanate) didnt work, took augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) pills, cold symptoms went away, swelling in face got worse. should i worry?

Be concerned: You should see your doctor to get this checked out. You may have a sinus infection and may need further evaluation. The liquid vs the pills should have no difference if taken as prescribed. If you have the swelling you must be seen to make sure there is resolution or that something else is not ongoing. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dose of IV augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for child?

See below: Generally, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is given orally. For the oral route, the dose depends on which strength it came in and the weight of the child. ...Read more

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Diarrhea start with augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) n clindamycim for tooth.no diarrhea when on Flagyl for 10 days. 3 after diarrhea is back.Still on BRAT diet n probiotics.Started Flagyl without testing for c.diff. worrie?

Diarrhea start with augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) n clindamycim for tooth.no diarrhea when on Flagyl for 10 days. 3 after diarrhea is back.Still on BRAT diet n probiotics.Started Flagyl without testing for c.diff. worrie?

Absolutely: The combination of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and clindamycin can alter the normal bacteria in your gut and lead to C. difficile enter0colitis. And, coincidentally, Flagyl (metronidazole) can treat uncomplicated C. diff. You need to be tested for C. diff. but, if the test is negative and your symptoms persist, don't stop there. I wish you the very best! ...Read more

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Can I take imodium with clindamycim or augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

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 more

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I'm taking Amoxicilin, Omeprazole, Azithromycine, bismuth subcitrate. Can I have constipation in first days and now have diarrhea?

I'm taking Amoxicilin, Omeprazole, Azithromycine, bismuth subcitrate. Can I have constipation in first days and now have diarrhea?

Yes: Bismuth can cause constipation but antibiotics like amoxicillin & azithromycin often cause diarrhea because they kill much of our friendly flora as well as unfriendly bacteria like H. pylori. I advise all my patients to take probiotics like Sacchromyces bouardii & lactobacillus acidophilus & bifidus while taking antibiotics & for a few weeks after to prevent & reverse diarrhea from antibiotics. ...Read more

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Amoxil (Definition)

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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more