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Augmentin Overdose Medication
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long will side effects of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) last after finishing medication?
I've taken two prescriptions for augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) qty 20 each. How long will the medication remain in my sytem?
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
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
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
I was put on cipro/flagyl for a very mild case of diverticulitis. They were horrible to take. So i was prescribed augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875. I have anxiety about taking this medication, because of the other two. ?
The combination: Of Ciprofloxacin and Flagyl can be hard on the stomach. It likely mostly the flagyl. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) should be easier to tolerate. If you can focus your anxiety on the problems that occur without taking antibiotics it should change the focus. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Good day please help my wife I was from the Doctor yesterday and they say my wife might have a stomach bug, however I suspect malaria because we went to Mpumalanga and she bad mosquito bites. They gave us medication ,Augmentin which she take after 12?
? Malaria: Suggest get Full blood count with peripheral smear to be safe. ...Read more
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 ?
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
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
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