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What is Augmentin (Amoxicillin/Clavulanate) prescribed for?
Augmentin is a combination drug, using Amoxicillin and Clavulanate as its base. It is used to treat various different infections caused by bacteria, such as sinusitis, pneumonia, ear infects, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, and infections on the skin.
Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic that fights off bacteria. Clavulanate is a beta-lactamase inhibitor that helps prevent certain bacteria from becoming resistant to amoxicillin.
Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body.
Take this medication as prescribed by your doctor, follow all of the directions. Do not take this medication on larger or smaller doses, or for any longer that was has been recommended to you.
This medication is to be taken every 12 hours, at the start of a meal to reduce any stomach pains. Swallow the pill whole, or break the pill in half and take both halves one at a time.
Before using Augmentin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or to Amoxicillin; or to Clavulanate; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Speak with your doctor if you have any of the following; sever kidney disease, liver problems or jaundice; allergic to penicillin or any cephalosporin antibiotic such as Amoxil, Ceftin, Cefzil, Levaquin, Moxatag, Omnicef and others, Kidney disease, or mononucleosis.
Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using a non-hormonal birth control (condom, diaphragm with spermicide) to prevent pregnancy.
Speak to your doctor if you experience any of the following; hives or welts, itching, itching in the genital area, pain during sexual intercourse, skin rash, thick white vaginal discharge with no order or with a mild color. , bloody or cloudy urine, fever, seizures, and swelling of feet or lower legs.
Speak with your doctor right away if you experience any of these side effects; back, leg or stomach pains, black tarry stool. Bloating, bleeding gums, loss of appetite, loss of heat from the body, pain, pale skin, bloody nose, blood in the stools, diarrhea, fast heartbeat, dizziness, headaches, unusual weight loss.
What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as side effects. You should speak your doctor before stop taking this medication.
What is the best dosage to take?
The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best dosage for your treatment. Work with your doctor closely for dosage and dosing schedules.
What happens if I miss a dose?
You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping in dose.
What is the best way to store this medication?
This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in the wastebasket. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.
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