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Please describe the medication: augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Please describe the medication: augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Antibiotic: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 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 better in these bacteria. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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


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Please tell me, could i take old augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) medication for mononucleosis?

Please tell me, could i take old augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) medication for mononucleosis?

Why ever?: Mono is a viral infection that is not aided by antibiotics. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) will also expose you to the risks of an antibiotic side effect, and with mono, a large percentage will break out in a measles like rash specific to Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or Amoxicillin ingestion. ...Read more

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How long does it take a ten day course of Augmentin 875-125 to leave your system? I finished the medication seven days ago.

How long does it take a ten day course of Augmentin 875-125 to leave your system? I finished the medication seven days ago.

Definitely out: The medication has quite a short half-life, which is why it is taken 2x a day- since the first dose in the morning wears away, then you need a second dose. Generally we think of 5x the half-life as a 'complete' elimination of the drug - so you are well beyond that... it would have been totally gone after a couple days. If you're having symptoms of some kind though, you should check with a doc. ...Read more

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How long will side effects of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) last after finishing medication?

How long will side effects of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 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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I've taken two prescriptions for augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) qty 20 each. How long will the medication remain in my sytem?

I've taken two prescriptions for augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) qty 20 each. How long will the medication remain in my sytem?

Antibiotics in Blood: I am unsure why you are asking this question. It seems a bit out of the norm. But this is easy to answer. Most of the antibiotic would be out of the system in 60 to 90 hours. Are you having an allergic reaction? ...Read more

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My son is 5yo and 44 pounds. He is currently on Augmentin for an ear infx which is causing diarrhea. Any medication he can take before school?

My son is 5yo and 44 pounds. He is currently on Augmentin for an ear infx which is causing diarrhea. Any medication he can take before school?

Diarrhea: I don't recommend anti-diarrheal medicine for anyone and especially not children - they can have dystonic side effects. If he is having so many loose stools that he can't go to school, I would call your pediatrician and mention the unacceptable side effects. Meanwhile, bananas and rice, applesauce and toast are recommended to help with diarrhea. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had wisdom tooth extraction and was prescribed Augmentin. During sex it smells like the medication. Is this normal?

I had wisdom tooth extraction and was prescribed Augmentin. During sex it smells like the medication. Is this normal?

Augmentin or BV?: Amoxicillin, the main ingredient in Augmentin, has a strong odor that is easily detected in the urine. Maybe it could appear in genital fluids. On the other hand, the main cause of vaginal odor after sex is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrown of vaginal bacteria. BV odor usually is described as fishy. If it continues after you have finished the antibiotic, best to see your doctor about it. Goodl luc ...Read more

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I have been on medication for a sinus infection ( augmentin) finished 10 days but now i'm in severe pain in my jaw, simple and cheek bone area. Help!

I have been on medication for a sinus infection ( augmentin) finished 10 days but now i'm in severe pain in my jaw, simple and cheek bone area. Help!

Toothache: Is the most common cause for orofacial pain. Sinus infection can cause a toothache — especially in the upper rear teeth, which are close to the sinuses. If you have a persistent jaw pain, first consult your dentist for an exam. The dentist needs to rule out dental causes for the pain, such as periodontal disease or dental abscesses/pulpitis. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take pain medication and vitamins such as zinc and magnesium while on antibiotics such as augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) clindamicin, or doxycycline ?

Is it ok to take pain medication and vitamins such as zinc and magnesium while on antibiotics such as augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) clindamicin, or doxycycline ?

No: Why are you taking 3 antibiotics??? Why take Zn or Mg??? Which "pain med"??? Other vitamins? There are few valid indications for supplimenting with metals other than iron and they may interfere with absorption of many things, especially antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can I still take my food supplements like vit. C, E atc. while under medication? I'm taking co-amoxiclav augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) now coz I have strep throat.

Can I still take my food supplements like vit. C, E atc. while under medication? I'm taking co-amoxiclav augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) now coz I have strep throat.

Should be ok: Taken supplements can be taken with antibiotics. Be cautious with Vit E as it can occasionally lead to a thinning of the blood. Always inform your MD what supplements you are taking before starting any medications. A balanced diet often makes supplements unnecessary. http://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions/multivitamin,vitamins.html ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: amoxicillin and clavulanate?

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

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Had strep, took 500 augmentin for 8 days, 5 days later, came back, now taking 875 augmentin for 10 days, is it safe to take this much drugs so close?

You have to: You must eradicate the strep. Now sounds more like did not resolve the issue the first time. But if you really contract strep multiple times it is time to look at other options. Discuss with your doctor if this is the case ...Read more

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I am allergic to sulfa drugs, nickel, and rubber products. Does augmentin contain any of these?

No!: Augmentin contains Penicillin. So it should be safe although some people develop a skin rash after using Augmentin. So be watchful of any skin rash or hives after you take Augmentin. ...Read more

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Can I take Augmentin for a UTI? I cannot take Cipro or any drugs in its class.

Augmentin: Amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin) may be prescribed to treat urinary tract infections. However, are you sure you have a urinary tract infection? Is the organism known? Please don't taken antibiotics unless directed to do so by a health care provider. ...Read more

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Augmentin (Definition)

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