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What is the treatment for augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) overdose?

What is the treatment for augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) overdose?

Time: Taking too much Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) may cause nausea and vomiting. It may later cause diarrhea. Higher doses of amoxicillin, the main component of augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) are recommended for some infections ...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


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Can you overdose augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) kill?

Can you overdose augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) kill?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) overdose?

Augmentin OD: According to Drugs. Com Augmentin overdose symptoms can include: "Overdose symptoms may include confusion, behavior changes, a severe skin rash, urinating less than usual, or seizure (black-out or convulsions)." REF: https://www. Drugs. Com/amoxicillin.html ...Read more

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What is the treatment for augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) overdose?

Time: Taking too much Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) may cause nausea and vomiting. It may later cause diarrhea. Higher doses of amoxicillin, the main component of augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) are recommended for some infections ...Read more

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Taking 3G of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) at once is it overdose?

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

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If I take a bottle of augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) will I overdose?

If I take a bottle of augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) will I overdose?

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

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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 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

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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

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

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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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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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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.?

About a day: The half life of augmentin is from 1-3 hours. After four to five half lives, the drug is essentially gone from the body. ...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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How soon after taking amoxicillin can you start taking augmentin? Want me to switch.

How soon after taking amoxicillin can you start taking augmentin? Want me to switch.

Immediately: There is no need to delay at all. Augmentin is just another form of amoxicillin, combined with a second drug (clavulanic acid). ...Read more

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I took augmentin 625 mg for 7 days for a uti, was not effective....what would you recommend?

I took augmentin 625 mg for 7 days for a uti, was not effective....what would you recommend?

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

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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 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?

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

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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?

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?

Natural cough tx: Honey, Elderberry syrup, steam treatments, ginger, peppermint, eucalyptus. Here is a good link to read: https://healthyfocus. Org/natural-expectorants-for-coughs/ ...Read more

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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 augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)? What is used for?

What is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)? What is used for?

Antibiotics: It's a type of medication (also known as antibiotics) use to treat many different types of infection due to certain bacteria. ...Read more

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What are augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and amoxicillin injections for?

What are augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and amoxicillin injections for?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and amoxi: Are antibiotics useful for the treatment of a number of bacterial infections like: pneumonia, bronchitis, gonorrhea and ENT infections. ...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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Who should not take Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

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

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Dose of IV augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for child?

See below: Generally, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is given orally. For the oral route, the dose depends on which strength it came in and the weight of the child. ...Read more

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Can you tan while taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Can you tan while taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Yes: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) does not cause photosensitivity so you can tan while taking it. Note tanning will cause premature old age wrinkles and skin cancer. It 'a not a healthy thing to do. ...Read more

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How long does augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) take to work?

Well: Antibiotics start working a few hours to train infection it usually takes a few days for the full affect ...Read more

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How long does it take augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) to work?

How long does it take augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) to work?

Depends on what?: For a uti, it should work within a day; igf everything else (eg. Cellulitis, bacterial sinusitis), your symptoms may flare and become worse for a day or so before it starts to get better. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Will one dose of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) cure symptoms?

Symptoms of what???: That's a pretty vague question. But I can't think of any condition for which a single dose of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is sufficient. ...Read more

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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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How long does augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) remain in the body?

How long does augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) remain in the body?

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

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How can I fight side affects for augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Probiotics: Probiotics may lessens the side effects! But taking it after meals seem to curb the diarrhea and upset stomach. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long does symptoms subside when taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) treatment: That depends on what is being treated, how bad the infection is, how effective Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is at killing your particular organism, and the state of your overall health and immune system. ...Read more

Augmentin (Definition)

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


Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more