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Can augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) cause rashes and if so how long will they last after stopping the antibiotic?

Can augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) cause rashes and if so how long will they last after stopping the antibiotic?

Yes. Up to 2 weeks.: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is Amoxicillin augmented with clavulanic acid. It enables Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) to kill bacteria resistant to amoxicillin. Like Amoxicillin Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) can cause an allergic rash - hives and angioedema usually appearing right after the 1st dose - or an Amoxicillin rash - red flat or raised spots that don't itch appearing on the 7-10th day of treatment. Once drug is stopped each rash is gone in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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What does a rash from augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) look like?

What does a rash from augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) look like?

Pink or red spots: If it is an allergy then it looks like pink or red spots that are not regularly shaped. They can be scattered or they can run together. They can also look like welts or raised skin that changes over several hours. The welts would itch a lot. The red or pink spots don't usually itch or hurt. Severe allergies could involves pain in the feet or knees. ...Read more

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Is it normal for an itchy rash from augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) to persist after being treated with 5 days of prednisone? This is day 5 after stopping pred,still spread

Is it normal for an itchy rash from augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) to persist after being treated with 5 days of prednisone? This is day 5 after stopping pred,still spread

It can: It really depends on the mechanism causing the rash, the amount of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) taken before the rash developed, whether you are still taking the augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate), and of course, whether the augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) was really the cause of the rash in the first place. One would need to consider a more prolonged prednisone taper or revisiting the original diagnosis. An Allergist can help ...Read more

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I accidently took a double dose of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) this morning. I got a rash from it. Should I hold off on taking it again tonight?

I accidently took a double dose of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) this morning. I got a rash from it. Should I hold off on taking it again tonight?

Allergic rash: A double dose of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) isn't harmful if not repeated several times. The higher dose probably isn't the reason for the rash. Allergic drug reactions like rash have nothing to do with dose. Because of the rash (not because of the double dose) you should check with your doctor before taking more. If your doc isn't available over the weekend, probably someone is covering for her, so call today. ...Read more

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My child had been diagnosed with pneumonia a week ago. She is taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 3 days now. Today saw rash on her chest, would could it be?

My child had been diagnosed with pneumonia a week ago. She is taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 3 days now. Today saw rash on her chest, would could it be?

Probably Viral rash: Lots of enteroviral and respiratory viruses can cause such...Exanthem subitum, scarlatina or scarlatinella ...Was hoping you can upload an image for second look! otherwise if afebrile and asymptomatic...Watchful waiting is a good option! regards! ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Augmentin (Definition)

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