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Doctor insights on: Augmentin Duo Vs Azithral

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I have just started taking augmentin duo for a chest infection. I have only had one 500mg tablet but found I am urinating a lot since I took it?

I have just started taking augmentin duo for a chest infection. I have only had one 500mg tablet but found I am urinating a lot since I took it?

Augmentin: I am unaware of urinary frequency being a side effect of augmentin. Perhaps your infection itself, especially if slight feverishness is present, or increased fluid intake is responsible. Your pharmacist can be helpful in answering any questions about your medications.

Azithromycin (Definition)

Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin)[1] is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[2][not in citation given (see discussion.)] it is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making ...Read more


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Can I switch augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) after 3 days to azithromycin?

Can I switch augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) after 3 days to azithromycin?

Only if doc rx's: One should not change antibiotics unless specifically directed to do so by their physician. This can lead to drug resistant bacteria.

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Same dosage as adult of azithromycin in pneumonia for a 6 year old weight 25 kg and also add 375 mg augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 3x1? is there a risk of over dosage?

Same dosage as adult of azithromycin in pneumonia for a 6 year old weight 25 kg and also add 375 mg augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 3x1? is there a risk of over dosage?

Dose based on weight: In pediatrics, med dosing is usually based on weight. For a simple pneumonia, the Azithromycin dose for 25 kg child would be half the adult dose: 250 mg for 1 day, then by 125 mg daily for 4 more days. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) dosing would also depend on weight and the specific illness being treated. Those 2 medications act differently and don't interact--as long as each dose is appropriate, you should be ok.

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Can I use same dosage of azithromycin in pneumonia for a 6 year old weight 25 kg and also add 375 mg augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 3x1? is there a risk of over dosage?

Can I use same dosage of azithromycin in pneumonia for a 6 year old weight 25 kg and also add 375 mg augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 3x1? is there a risk of over dosage?

OD on antibiotics: There have been recent reports to suggest that for community acquired pneumonia, a single primary line of antibiotics such as Amoxicillin is sufficient. Azithromycin, preferred for its shorter duration has limited efficacy. Adding Augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) which has another chemical added to Amoxicillin, to another antibiotic is thus not generally advised, unless your doctor determines resistance or other causes

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I have given my son two antibiotics, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 7.5mls, and after 5hrs I gave azithromycin 5mls. 4yrs with severe Tonsilitis how dangerous is this?

Tonsillitis: Why did your pediatrician prescribe two antibiotics? This is not typical or advised. Do not over does the child. Call your doctor and clarify this. For typical strep or staph tonsillitis, 7-10 days of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) every 12 to 8 hrs depending on the dose is enough. I don't see any benefit to adding Zithromax. Over use of antibiotics is harmful in the short and long run.

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Had a sinus/ear infection since 5/23. Was given azithromycin & augmentin, neither drug was effective. I am taking ceftin, (cefuroxime) is this more effective?

Had a sinus/ear infection since 5/23. Was given azithromycin & augmentin, neither drug was effective. I am taking ceftin, (cefuroxime) is this more effective?

Sinusitis: Hello, you are being treated in an appropriate pathway. Personally, I recommend a quinolone antibiotic such as Levaquin (levofloxacin) or Avelox after failing the previous two antibiotics. I also add a steroid by mouth to this regimen. Allergy testing may be helpful. You have had ear infections as well. Finally a ct scan of your sinuses would help, especially if you fail another abx. Good luck.

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I took 3 pills of amox-clav. Having stomach pains so I stop taking. How long till the pains stop? Dr. switch to azithromycin, should I start this now?

I took 3 pills of amox-clav. Having stomach pains so I stop taking. How long till the pains stop? Dr. switch to azithromycin, should I start this now?

Know What To Trreat: It has not been my experience that the penicillis are really too rough on the intestinal system. Add a matter of fact the azthromycins have a worse reutation. My concern, is it the medications causing the GI symptoms...........or...... could the G I be part of the illness? Stay on a bland diet a couple of days then if there are any changing or worsening symptoms.....back to the doctor. RJ

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How long does it take augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) duo forte to leave the body after final dose?

How long does it take augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) duo forte to leave the body after final dose?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): The half-life of Amoxicillin after the oral administration of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is 1.3 hours and that of clavulanic acid is 1.0 hour. If you wait 5 half-lives, or about 6.5 hours, the drug will be essentially gone.

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Can augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) duo delay your period for a week?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): This antibiotic alone is very very unlikely to alter your menstrual cycle, but the infection you are treating may well do so.

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I had cough and cold so doc gave me lupitus 100ml syrup, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 625 duo tablets course for 6 days (2 times/day) but the cold and cough hasn't gone! ?

I had cough and cold so doc gave me lupitus 100ml syrup, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 625 duo tablets course for 6 days (2 times/day) but the cold and cough hasn't gone! ?

Do Not Despair: First of all antibiotics are NOT used to treat colds and coughs. Perhaps the lupituss was the wrong medicine. It is possible that you have a post nasal drip which happens a lot after a cold. Perhaps seeing another doctor for a new take would be helpful

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I am on Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) Duo and I am due to start taking Doxycycline tomorrow before travelling to a country with Malaria. Are they safe to take together?

Antibiotics: There are substantial risks to taking antibiotics, including Clostridium difficile colitis. Since I do not know why you are taking what you have been prescribed it is difficult to comment, but taken together these agents are likely to alter your bowel flora significantly. You can take them together, but have to assess the risk/benefit ratio.

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I have a kidney infection with bad back pain. Am on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) duo forte. How long before I get some relief?

I have a kidney infection with bad back pain. Am on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) duo forte. How long before I get some relief?

Probably just...: If antibiotics is effective, patient will feel better in irritative voiding and backache with 2-3 days after its use. But, unfortunately, many patients being given antibiotics for backache with no real proof of uti. So, check with an expert if you indeed have kidney infection by taking a good history and examining a correctly-collected urine specimen. Best luck. ..

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19 month female. Diagnosed with infection left ear / left lower lung. Tx: augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) duo 2ml BD started Wed am. Fever back up on Fri night? Thanks!

19 month female. Diagnosed with infection left ear / left lower lung. Tx: augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) duo 2ml BD started Wed am. Fever back up on Fri night? Thanks!

Mgt: If the infection is bacterial, there should be no fever greater than 101 by day 2 of 3 of the antibiotic course. I would wait another day before contacting your PCP. If there is any respiratory distress, an ED visit is suggested. A follow up virtual appt can be made online: Healthtap. Com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ

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Can I take augmentin with my effexor (venlafaxine)?

Can I take augmentin with my effexor (venlafaxine)?

Ok to take: Augmentin + Effexor (venlafaxine) show no significant drug interactions. Best wishes.

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Augmentin: I was wondering if it is good for dry cough?

Augmentin: I was wondering if it is good for dry cough?

No: You take antibiotics for pneumonia, not an ordinary cough. Antibiotics are placebos when used to treat viral infections, and Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is overkill even for most true bacterial respiratory infections.

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Any bad side effects to augmentin or chances of Stephen Johnson syndrome?

See details: The main side effects of Augmentin include diarrhea (3% to 34%; incidence varies upon dose and regimen used), skin rash, urticaria, abdominal distress, nausea, vomiting, vaginitis, and candida infection. Stevens-Johnson syndrome may be seen in rare cases

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How soon after taking amoxicillin can you start taking augmentin? Want me to switch.

How soon after taking amoxicillin can you start taking augmentin? Want me to switch.

Immediately: There is no need to delay at all. Augmentin is just another form of amoxicillin, combined with a second drug (clavulanic acid).

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