Can you take penicillin if you have an augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy?

No. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a combination of Amoxicillin and clavulinic acid. If you are allergic to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate), (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 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 (amoxicillin and clavulanate).

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Can I still take pill form amoxicillin and clavulanate that expired 9/15 for swollen lymph nodes?

Not such a good idea. Given that they expired over 1 1/2 years ago, I would not take them as they are partly organic molecules which can start disintegrating after their expiry date. Read more...

Is it safe to drink alcohol (one or two beers) while on amoxicillin and clavulanate capsules?

No guarantees. There's no major interaction with alcohol. That being said, when sick (the reason I'm assuming you are taking amox/clav) alcohol can delay recovery as well as interfere with productive rest/sleep. Amox/clav is broken down in part by the liver as is alcohol, so there is certainly potential for harm there especially with excess. I would avoid alcohol until feeling well and off antibiotics. Read more...

Can amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium tablets treat chlamydia?

Chlaymydia. Unlikely. Penicillins work by inhibiting cell wall synthesis and inducing autolysis. Since Chlamydia has no cell wall this is not appropriate therapy. Azithromycin or doxycycline are the best alternatives. Read more...
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