Doctor insights on:
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 more
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 3-4 beers at this time. Just don't overdo it -- heavy alcohol can impair the immune system's ability to fight infections. ...Read more
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 contagious 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
I finish taking augmentin on Wednesday night. I was just wondering how long does the medicine last in your body. If I only took it for 4 days.?
Hello I accidentally mixed up my augmentin dose. Got 1 extra pill after 2 hrs of final dose...should I be worried? (Currently taking 2x1g pills/day)
Resistance suspected: Some germs 'don't respond' to an empiric course of antibiotics. You need proper evaluation with a urinary culture. That will give a 'road map' for what antibiotics can be used... Sometimes there's more to a male UTI compared to a female urinary infection. The anatomy is different (of course) and there could be other factors. If your primary doc can't handle it, you may need a urologist. ...Read more
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
I accidentally took 2 tablets of Augmentin 625mg, thinking I was holding a tylenol, ive been taking it for 4 days now, every 12 hours, what should i?
Regular dosing: Simply resume the original prescription directions. If you are having any stomach upset or diarrhea for example, you could skip one dose and then resume regular dosing. Otherwise, you should be fine ...Read more
I have bronchitis I'm taking augmentin 875/125 7th day tommorrow I am worse I'm more loose in the chest what kind of natural products can I eat tohelp?
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
Treat infections: It is an antibiotic use to treat many different types of infection. ...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
NO: No, that shouldn't happen.Get a more detailed answer ›
Well: Antibiotics start working a few hours to train infection it usually takes a few days for the full affect ...Read more
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
Not long at all: Augmentin gets cleared from the body rapidly, within hours - which is why we have to take it at least 2x a day. Most pharmacy books list a half-life of 1 to 1.5 hours. This assumes of course that you have regular kidney function, or at least close to normal. Usually, if you count '5' half-lives of the medicine, it's considered 'gone' from the system - so within 1 or 2 days I would expect it gone. ...Read more
No: They should be fine taken together.Get a more detailed answer ›