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Took amoxicillin 875 mg 3 tid for 6 days then dr changed to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875 mg 2 time/day for 5 days and Medrol dose pak. Can these cause constipation?

Took amoxicillin 875 mg 3 tid for 6 days then dr changed to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875 mg 2 time/day for 5 days and Medrol dose pak. Can these cause constipation?

Not likely. . .: Antibiotics typically lead to diarrhea rather than constipation as they tend to alter the balance of gut bacteria. Clostridium difficile colitis is a classic response. Augment is also well known for causing diarrhea, much more so than just plain amoxicillin. If you've noticed constipation, look for changes in diet, hydration, activity, etc. Also meds like Diphenhydramine can cause constipation. ...Read more

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I had my send attack of diverTicultis in 13 months. I always eat high fiber. I am currently on day 2 of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate), what can I take for constipation?

I had my send attack of diverTicultis in 13 months. I always eat high fiber. I am currently on day 2 of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate), what can I take for constipation?

Drink water!: With your bowel condition avoid laxatives of any sort. Increase your fluid intake!! Drink loads of water and continue your diet as prescribed by your treating physician. Be patient!! Hope this helps. PS You might start ACTIVA a yogurt "Probiotic" take one serving each night before bed. This will require some time but stick to it. No chemicals! ...Read more

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I have been on Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 8 days, first 6 constipated last two have had bloody diarrhea. I took some pepto this morning. What causing bloody stool?

I have been on Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 8 days, first 6 constipated last two have had bloody diarrhea. I took some pepto this morning. What causing bloody stool?

Bloody diarrhea.: It's not clear from your description whether the bloody diarrhea is related to the antibiotics. Pepto-Bismol can make your stools very dark. If you are pretty certain that rectal bleeding is present, you should see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875-125 mg twice a day cause spotting?

Can augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875-125 mg twice a day cause spotting?

Not likely: Without knowing why you are taking this it is impossible to say whether your condition is causing this, but it is not due to the antibiotic. ...Read more

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3 year old took a big swig of his augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) suspension while I was preparing his medicine cup. Could this possibly cause any serious issue?

Unlikely: At the most, some of these kids will develop vomiting and or diarrhea, which is occasionally seen with normal doses of the drug. It is not toxic like an overdose of a pain med might be. ...Read more

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Can augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) cause heartburn?

Can augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) cause heartburn?

Yes: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) can cause GI issues with diarrhea, stomach upset and nausea/ vomiting. It helps to take it with food. ...Read more

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Can you crush Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875 and mix it with applesauce? Also does Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) cause liver problems?

Yes: Yes Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) can be crush and applesauce. Any medication can cause a liver problem it's very rare with Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). For specific advice consult a primary care doctor or Healthtap, ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with sinusitis a week ago and was given augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Now I have a deep dry cough that causes me to be sob. Could these be related?

I was diagnosed with sinusitis a week ago and was given augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Now I have a deep dry cough that causes me to be sob. Could these be related?

Cough: The four common causes of cough: post nasal drip (a potential sequelae of sinusitis), asthma, gastroesophageal reflux, & infection (also a possible sequelae of sinusitis). Interestingly, bronchitis often has a reactive airway component that leads to wheezing & sob. Recommend f/u w your doc as maybe you have developed bronchitis from PND & spread of infection & maybe need a bronchodilator. ...Read more

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Can augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) cause severe fatigue and weakness?

Can augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) cause severe fatigue and weakness?

Yes: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) can change the microbial makeup of the GI tract and can lead to diarrhea and potentially loss of essential electrolytes, fluids and nutrients.
These then can cause fatigue and weakness. ...Read more

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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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Can augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) cause c diff? Doc said I tested positive. Only med I took was augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate).

Can augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) cause c diff? Doc said I tested positive. Only med I took was augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate).

Yes -: The reason for this is that Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) doesn't just kill the bad germs in your body, but it also kills a number of the good bacteria in your large intestines that keeps the c difficile bacteria in-check. Metronidazole or else, vancomycin by mouth (for example) can treat it, along with minimizing lactose products during this period, and the possiblre use of probiotics. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is Clindamycin & Zithromax in the same family? Which 1 is more likely 2 cause thrush? Is Augmentin more likely to cause thrush over the aforementioned?

Is Clindamycin & Zithromax in the same family? Which 1 is more likely 2 cause thrush? Is Augmentin more likely to cause thrush over the aforementioned?

None/no: All three of these meds are from different antibiotic families. None "causes" thrush. Antibiotic use can kill off the benign bacteria that live on the surfaces of teeth/gums/throat & inside the intestines. Antibiotics do not kill the yeast that cause thrush, but if you kill off the benign bacteria in the mouth or intestines the yeast can move into vacated spaces & result in thrush. ...Read more

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Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) antibiotics causes diarrhea for me any other antibiotics which is in this same group that I should stay away?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) antibiotics causes diarrhea for me any other antibiotics which is in this same group that I should stay away?

No: This is not an allergy, per se. Diarrhea is likely caused by the killing of certain healthy gut bacteria. Sometimes it is helpful to eat yogurt (with culture) or take probiotic. As always, only take antibiotic for the needed duration, and not longer, in order to minimize side effects. ...Read more

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