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Antibiotic Augmentin Side Effects
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
10 yr old, right upper lobe pneumonia, augmentin and zithromax eradicated fever, child very tired, likely from meds. Any more side effects?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not usually: it is not one of the listed side effects ...Read more
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