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Is the maximum dosage of augmentine you can safely take 625mg?

No: We normally give up to 875 mg twice a day.
It really depends on the size of the patient and the illness. ...Read more

Augmentin (Definition)

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


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How long does augmentine/culvenate 1g stay in the system after last dose?

How long does augmentine/culvenate 1g stay in the system after last dose?

Virtually gone by 12: The half-life of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is about 1.5 hours (time it takes for body to get rid of half of the dose/med), thus after 3-half-lives or abour 4.5 hours, you have about 12.5% left in your body. By 7-8 hours out, u have just about 3% left, thus dosing of 2-3x/day is needed. If you have additional concerns, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the side effect of taking augmentine?

What are the side effect of taking augmentine?

Abdominal issues: Common side effects include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, vaginal fungal infections. Headaches/dizziness/black tongue has also been reported. Report to your doctor as soon as possible if is diarrhea is watery/bloody (with or without stomach cramps/fever) at the start of therapy or even as late as 2 or more months after your last dose of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Drink plenty of water while on this antibiotic. ...Read more

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How long does it take augmentine culvenate to leave the body after a 7 day treatment of 1g per dose?

How long does it take augmentine culvenate to leave the body after a 7 day treatment of 1g per dose?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is excreted in the urine. The 1/2 life is reported to be 1.5 hours which means that within one day of your last 1000mg dose there should not be any effective medication in your system. If you have a particular concern with regard to having this medication in your system, you can always check with your pharmacist or prescribing doctor. Hope this helps! ...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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I am taking augmentine 500mg/125mg with panadol (acetaminophen) what are my side effects?

I am taking augmentine 500mg/125mg with panadol (acetaminophen) what are my side effects?

Yes: Panadol (acetaminophen) used for pain/fever and augmentin (antibiotic)for treating infection. If panadol is 500 mg/ tablet limit use to 4-6 tabs daily/reduce alcohol intake to avoid liver issues. Some common side effects of augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) nausea/vomiting, stomach/abdominal pain are also side effects seen with liver issues. Report watery/bloody diarrhea/dark urine to doctor finish augmentin (use lots of water. ...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 have taken Augmentine for the last seven days. Do you recommend Enterogermina? I am in Viet Nam and sacch. Yeast isn't available. Thx

Anecdotal accounts: Have shown some efficacy in Enterogermina, though a Google perusal of trials only saw 2 trials, one in 1985 and another in 2007 (ENIGMA) that did not post results though concluded in 2009. Enterogermina uses Bacillus clausii and/or subtilis in re-establishing balance in the colon after a exterminating event (such as diarrhea or antibiotics). Overall some physicians have reported good results. ...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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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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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?

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?

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 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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