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Not really: Chances are you will get sick. Why do you ask? If you think of harming yourself, please. Get seen. This is your mind playing a cruel trick. It does not have to be like this. ...Read more
No More Than Once!: As far as I know, the highest one-time dose is 875 mg. You're supposed to take that twice a day, so you do the math. Was that a one-time 3g dose? Someone might have had some idea why to do that. There's a high dose, 2g twice a day, therapy for sinusitis, but that's about it. So maybe double check with whomever prescribed it on what the deal is here. then let me know, thanks ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely.: However, you may get severe GI upset and constipation that will persist for a number of days. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a mixture of 2 antibiotics. Antibiotics, in general, help ward off bacterial infections. They also cause gastrointestinal upset. Be aware. ...Read more
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
Son has strep & on augmentin, now my husband has it too, starting Augmentin today, can family members keep reinfecting each other? How do we stop this
Take Meds until gone: to improve elimination of germs. Disinfectant common areas in the house, esp. faucets and toilets. Use separate eating utensils, do frequent hand washing, avoid kissing or hand to mouth contact. Get new tooth brush. Strep is not as contagios as most viruses where a simple sneeze can linger in the air, but strep can remain viable on surfaces over 24 h from mouth to hand to contact. ...Read more
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