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Augmentin Third Generation Penicillin
How quicky would i get a reaction to augmentin after taking it, not sure if i ever took penicillin before and concerned?
Augmentin 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 ...Read more
Hello. Since November 15, I have been placed on penicillin, Tessalon pearls, and currently Augmentin. My condition remains the same.
More info needed: We need to know more about your lingering symptoms which might be consistent with a bacterial sinusitis and/or bronchitis which followed a viral upper respiratory tract infection. Penicillin is not effective for these but augmentin should be. Your physician,who knows your condition best, is more qualified to answer your question. ...Read more
Augmentin: This is a brand name for a drug which contains Amoxicillin and clavulanic acid. Amoxicillin is a derivative of penicillin and is 100% cross-allergenic. Be very careful and if you get worse see a doctor asap - and hopefully not the same one who gave this to you if they knew you were penicillin allegic. ...Read more
No: Augmentin is a combination of Amoxicillin and clavulinic acid. If you are allergic to augmentin, it most likely means you have an allergy to penicillin. Your physician will know this and prescribe another non-related antibiotic. Do not take penicillin if you are certain you are allergic to augmentin. ...Read more
My husband has an alergy to penicillin i am on augmentin can he have a reaction to it if we have sex?
I am allergic to penicillin G per the blood test. Augmentin caused the reaction. Is Augmentin , penicillin "G" ? Ty
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