Augmentin (Oral)

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 Curious to know if my three year old should be in direct sunlight for a long period of time while on the antibiotic Augmentin.
by Cassie in Bay St. Louis, MS, 05/21/2009

Augmentin (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Augmentin (Oral)

Augmentin (Oral) Medication Classification


Augmentin (Oral) Brandname

Augmentin ES-600, Augmentin, Augmentin XR

Augmentin (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Amoxicillin (am-OKS-i-sil-in), Clavulanate Potassium (KLAV-yoo-la-nate poe-TASS-ee-um) Treats ear infections. This medicine is a penicillin antibiotic.

When To Not Use Augmentin (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to amoxicillin, clavulanate, or any other type of penicillin, or if you have ever had liver problems caused by Augmentin®.

How Should You Use Augmentin (Oral)

Tablet, Chewable Tablet, Liquid, Long Acting Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • It is best to take this medicine at the beginning of a meal or snack.
  • If you are using the chewable tablets, chew the tablet completely before swallowing.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup. Shake the medicine well just before measuring each dose.
  • Do not chew, crush, or break the extended-release tablet. Swallow the tablet whole.
  • Keep using this medicine for the full treatment time, even if you feel better after the first few doses. Your infection may not clear up if you stop using the medicine too soon.
  • Use only the form of this medicine that your doctor prescribed. Different forms may not work the same way.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Augmentin (Oral) Storage

Store Augmentin (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Augmentin (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Augmentin (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using probenecid (Benemid®), allopurinol (Aloprim™, Zyloprim®), or a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin®).
  • Birth control pills may not work while you are using Augmentin®. To keep from getting pregnant, use another form of birth control such as condoms, a diaphragm, or contraceptive foam or jelly.

Augmentin (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you have liver disease, phenylketonuria ("PKU"), mononucleosis ("mono"), or if you have trouble swallowing. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to cephalosporin antibiotics (such as cefaclor, cefadroxil, cephalexin, Ceftin®, Keflex®).
  • If you have severe diarrhea, check with your doctor before taking any medicine to stop the diarrhea.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse, call your doctor.
  • Amoxicillin/clavulanate may cause incorrect results with some urine sugar tests used by people with diabetes.

Augmentin (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing (this may happen after you stop using this medicine)
  • Blistering, peeling, red skin rash
  • Muscle pain or weakness, fever
  • Severe or ongoing diarrhea (this may happen after you stop using this medicine)
  • Yellow skin or eyes, dark-colored urine or pale stools (this may happen after you stop using this medicine)
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Diaper rash
  • Mild diarrhea, nausea, vomiting
  • Vaginal itching or discharge, white patches in your mouth or throat

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Sincer, Sincer - 01/14/2014

anti-biotics can deftintely cause a ciddana issue. they wipe out all germs, including the honest ones.if you have certainly not acquired 1, i visits the generate to make sure. or else you can just buy among the monistat issues at the shop. it requires a fantastic 7 days for you to get much better, and should you not get better, then for certain for the generate you go!