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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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): "Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is contraindicated in patients with a history of allergic reactions to any penicillin. It is also contraindicated in patients with a previous history of cholestatic jaundice/hepatic dysfunction associated with Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)." See: http://www.drugs.com/pro/augmentin.html ...Read more