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Augmentin (Definition)

Augmentin is a combination antibiotic, specifically a mix of Amoxicillin and clavulanic acid. Amoxicillin, as you might guess, is in the penicillin family. Clavulanic acid is a medication that works by inhibiting an enzyme called "penicillinase" or "beta-lactamase" that some bacteria produce that destroys penicillin-related drugs. So, clavulonic acid makes Amoxicillin work ...Read more


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What are the possible side effects of a 13 mo old taking too many antibiotics? He has spend 1/3 of his life on augmentin or amoxicillin.

What are the possible side effects of a 13 mo old taking too many antibiotics? He has spend 1/3 of his life on augmentin or amoxicillin.

The three concerns..: Are: (1) developing an allergy-unpleasant but rarely dangerous; (2) diarrhea-more common; (3) developing antibiotic resistance in colonizing bacteria. The real question is, what is he on antibiotics for? There are certainly valid reasons possible, and in some cases, the major effect of an antibiotic in a 1 year old is getting him to his second birthday. ...Read more

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Can diabetic patient take antibiotic pills like augmentin 625 mg without consulting doctor? Is there any side effects?

Can diabetic patient take antibiotic pills like augmentin 625 mg without consulting doctor? Is there any side effects?

Not advised: you should never take an antibiotic without consulting your doctor. Augmentin has may side effects associated with it (diarrhea, rash, yeast infections). Your doctor needs to assess whether you have a bacterial infection that should be treated with an antibiotic, and then decide which antibiotic is best for you. ...Read more

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Is it ok if I cut augmentin pill in pieces before take it or there'll be any side effects? Should I eat first?

Is it ok if I cut augmentin pill in pieces before take it or there'll be any side effects? Should I eat first?

Some can,some cannot: Some forms of Augmentin CANNOT be crushed - if the bottle says XR or “extended-release” anywhere, that is key. However, that information may be hidden in the fine print of the package labelling, so your best bet is going to be to ask your doctor or local pharmacist for guidance with the product you have in your possession; some Augmentin products can be crushed and cut, some cannot. ...Read more

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How long do the severe side effects of augmentin last?

Augmentin: Rare but serious side effects may include dark urine, persistent nausea/vomiting, severe stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin, easy bruising/bleeding, new signs of infection (such as fever, persistent sore throat), and unusual tiredness. The duration will depend upon which symptoms occur and the particular individual involved. ...Read more

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How long will side effects of augmentin last after finishing medication?

How long will side effects of augmentin last after finishing medication?

It depends: Which side effect are you referring to? Most will last only a short period of time. If diarrhea is the issue -if it persists need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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When before you get side effects from augmentin?

When before you get side effects from augmentin?

Possibly immediately: Some people throw up as soon as it lands in the stomach. Some people gradually experience symptoms and most people seem to tolerate it without concern. ...Read more

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Side effects of augmentin?

Rash: Most common is rash, since it is a penicillin drug, but it also causes diarrhea. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Amoxicillin And Clavulanate (Definition)

Is a fixed combination of the pencillin class medication Amoxicillin with a compound that inhibits bacterial betalactamase expanding the ...Read more