Drug: Augmentin, Augmentin ES-600, Augmentin XR (amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium)

What is amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium (Augmentin, Augmentin ES-600, Augmentin XR)? Amoxicillin is an antibiotic in a group of drugs called penicillins. Amoxicillin fights bacteria in the body.Clavulanate potassium is a form of clavulanic acid, which is similar to penicillin. Clavulanate potassium fights bacteria that is often resistant to penicillins and other antibiotics.The combination of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium is used to treat many different infections caused by bacteria, such as sinusitis, pneumonia, ear infections, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, and infections of the skin.Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Amoxicillin-Clavulanate 200 mg-GGround, pink, imprinted with GG N2Amoxicillin-Clavulanate 200 mg-TEVoval, pink, imprinted with 2270, 93Amoxicillin-Clavulanate 400 mg-GGround, pink, imprinted with GG N4Amoxicillin-Clavulanate 400 mg-TEVoval, pink, imprinted with 2272, 93Amoxicillin-Clavulanate 500 mg-SANoval, white, imprinted with GGN6Amoxicillin-Clavulanate 500 mg-TEVoval, white, imprinted with 93, 2274Amoxicillin-Clavulanate 875 mg-GGoval, white, imprinted with GG N7Amoxicillin-Clavulanate 875 mg-TEVoval, white, imprinted with 93, 22 75Augmentin 125 SuspbananaAugmentin 200 mg Chewround, pink, banana-cherry-peppermint, imprinted with AUGMENTIN 200Augmentin 200 SusporangeAugmentin 250 mgoval, white, imprinted with AUGMENTIN, 250/125Augmentin 250 SusporangeAugmentin 400 mg Chewround, pink, banana-cherry-peppermint, imprinted with AUGMENTIN 400Augmentin 400 SusporangeAugmentin 500 mgoval, white, imprinted with AUGMENTIN, 500/125Augmentin 875 mgoblong, white, imprinted with AUGMENTIN 875Augmentin XR 1000 mgoval, white, imprinted with AUGMENTIN XR featuredcontentslider.init({ id: "slider1", contentsource: ["inline", ""], toc: "#increment", nextprev: ["Prev", "Next"], revealtype: "click", enablefade: [true, 0.2], autorotate: [true, 100000], onChange: function(previndex, curindex){ } })

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What are the possible side effects of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium (Augmentin, Augmentin ES-600, Augmentin XR)? Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
  • diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it;
  • pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, fever, confusion or weakness;
  • easy bruising or bleeding;
  • skin rash, bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness;
  • agitation, confusion, unusual thoughts or behavior, seizure (convulsions);
  • nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
  • severe skin reaction -- fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
Less serious side effects may include:
  • mild diarrhea, gas, stomach pain;
  • nausea or vomiting;
  • headache;
  • skin rash or itching;
  • white patches in your mouth or throat; or
  • vaginal yeast infection (itching or discharge).
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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What other drugs will affect amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium (Augmentin, Augmentin ES-600, Augmentin XR)? Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
  • allopurinol (Zyloprim);
  • probenecid (Benemid);
  • a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven); or
  • another antibiotic (for the same or for a different infection).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

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What happens if I overdose (Augmentin, Augmentin ES-600, Augmentin XR)? Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.Overdose can cause nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, skin rash, drowsiness, and hyperactivity.

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