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What is amox clav 875 mg used for?

What is amox clav 875 mg used for?

Augmentin: The combination of Amoxicillin with Clavulanic Acid extends the spectrum of activity that Amoxicillin alone has against different bacteria. Your doctor might choose Augmentin to treat certain types of infections. ...Read more

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Augmentin (Definition)

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


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They have me on amox clav 875 mg they want me to take it twice a day is that safe cuz that's a lot of milligrams?

They have me on amox clav 875 mg they want me to take it twice a day is that safe cuz that's a lot of milligrams?

The dosage in mg of.: One drug cannot be compared with the of another. The dose depends upon how well the medication is absorbed and what blood level is needed to achieve the desired effect. ...Read more

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Can you smoke cigarettes on amox clav 875 mg?

Can you smoke cigarettes on amox clav 875 mg?

Yes, but u shouldn't: As a doc, I am anti-smoking so i won't say go ahead and smoke. But smoking is not likely to interfere with that antibiotic--branded as augmentin. I hope you get better fast for reason you are taking the antibiotic, and that you consider quiting smoking. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm taking amox/clav 875 mg today is my 3rd day and my bones started hurting really bad! is this related ? Or is it something else?

I'm taking amox/clav 875 mg today is my 3rd day and my bones started hurting really bad! is this related ? Or is it something else?

Pain: Very doubtful that this is related to your antibiotics. Go back and see the doctor who prescribed these and be reassessed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you smoke cigarettes on amox clav 875 mg? I broke my nose and my doctor found a slight infection in my nose, will this affect the process?

Can you smoke cigarettes on amox clav 875 mg? I broke my nose and my doctor found a slight infection in my nose, will this affect the process?

Do not smoke: Smoking should always be discouraged. Smoking can reduce blood flow and the delivery of medications like antibiotics to the infected tissues of the nose. ...Read more

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I have had an ear infection for over a year and am sure im starting to lose my hearing. I got amox-clav 875 mg tabs.But not sure how much to take?

I have had an ear infection for over a year and am sure im starting to lose my hearing. I got amox-clav 875 mg tabs.But not sure how much to take?

See an ENT doctor: Do not self-medicate. See an ENT doctor for evaluation and treatment. (s)he will order the appropriate studies to determine the reason for persistent or recurrent middle ear fluid in a 21-year-old, then explain all needed medical ; surgical treatments. (s)he will also order an audiological exam to determine your degree of hearing loss, if any. Stop messing around, with your hearing at stake. ...Read more

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Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


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