Drug: amoxicillin and clavulanic acid

Common side effects are:
  • abdominal discomfort,
  • bloating,
  • diarrhea,
  • gas,
  • headache,
  • heartburn,
  • nausea, and
  • vomiting.
Other important side effects include:
  • bloody or prolonged diarrhea,
  • easy bruising or bleeding,
  • reversible hepatitis,
  • rash, and
  • allergic reactions.
Serious but rare reactions include seizures, severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), and low platelet or red blood cell count. Antibiotics can alter the normal bacteria in the colon and encourage overgrowth of some bacteria such as Clostridium difficile which causes inflammation of the colon (pseudomembranous colitis). Patients who develop signs of pseudomembranous colitis after starting Augmentin (diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain, and possibly shock) should contact their physician immediately. Persons who are allergic to the cephalosporin class of antibiotics, which are related to the penicillins, for example, cefaclor (Ceclor), cephalexin (Keflex), and cefprozil (Cefzil), may or may not be allergic to penicillins.

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Yes

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  • Tablets: 250/125 mg (amoxicillin/clavulanic), 500/125, and 875/125 mg.
  • Chewable tablets: 125/31.25, 200/28.5, 250/62.5, and 400/57 mg.
  • Extended-release tablets:1000/62.5.
  • Powder for Suspension: 125/31.25, 200/28.5, 250/62.5, 400/57, and 600/42.9 per 5 ml.

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Tablets and dry powder should be stored at room temperature below 25 C (77 F), the former in a tightly closed container. Diluted powder should be refrigerated and discarded after 10 days.

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Augmentin should be taken on a full stomach to reduce stomach upset. No more than one tablet should be taken at a time since the extra clavulanic acid can cause stomach upset. Recommended adult doses are 500 mg every 8-12 hours, 250 mg every 8 hours, 875 mg every 12 hours, or 2000 mg every 12 hours. Dosing is based on the amoxicillin component. Pediatric patients weighing more than 40 kg should receive adult doses. Pediatric patients weighing less than 40 kg should receive 20 to 45 mg/kg every 8 or 12 hours.

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Use of Augmentin in pregnant women has not been well studied. Penicillins are generally considered safe for use by pregnant women who are not allergic to penicillin.

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Augmentin is excreted in breast milk and may cause diarrhea in the infant. Medically reviewed by Eni Williams, PharmDReference: FDA Prescribing Information

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