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Dr gave me Alinia and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for diverticulitis.Up all night insomnia ,nausea, jittery, leg pain. Had Ciff 2 months ago. Is Augmentin worse than Alinia?

Dr gave me Alinia and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for diverticulitis.Up all night insomnia ,nausea, jittery, leg pain.
Had Ciff 2 months ago. Is Augmentin worse than Alinia?

Not sure if you mean: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) worse than Alinia in side effects? Both give you gastrointestinal upset symptoms, but jitteriness and insomnia should not be attributed to antibiotics. Unless the GI upset symptoms (nausea/ diarrhea/ etc.) are keeping you up. Make sure you drink LOTS of water/fluids to replace the volume lost since dehydration is the #1 cause of side effects while on antibiotics. ...Read more

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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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I have been taking augmentin twice a day for six days now (875 mg). Tomorrow morning (10am) is my last dose. Can I have a few beers tomorrow night?

I have been taking augmentin twice a day for six days now (875 mg). Tomorrow morning (10am) is my last dose. Can I have a few beers tomorrow night?

OK in moderation: Contrary to common belief, alcohol in moderation does not interfere with antibiotics. You needn't have avoided beer or other alcohol because of this treatment and certainly can safely have 2-3 beers at this time. Just don't overdo it -- heavy alcohol can impair the immune system's ability to fight infections. ...Read more

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What is augmentin-po 875mg used for?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is an antibiotic. It is used for infections. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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

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 ...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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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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What is the use of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Penicillin based Abx: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is an antibiotic based on the original penicillin molecule with some added features that help it bypass various forms of germ resistance. The features also allow it to stay in the system longer and provide broader kill power than the original drug. ...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


Augmentin (Definition)

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