Augmentin ES-600 (Oral)


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rash all over my 3 year olds body


My son had a bacterial infection of the lymph nodes.  He was prescribed Augmentin ES-600 2xs daily for 10 days. However, on day 7 of taking the medication he broke out with a huge amount of hives. They are itchy and quite sore looking.  Can ...
by Neala in United States, 04/06/2009

Augmentin ES-600 (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Augmentin ES-600 (Oral)

Augmentin ES-600 (Oral) Medication Classification

AMOXICILLIN/CLAVULANATE POTASSIUM (By mouth)

Augmentin ES-600 (Oral) Brandname

Augmentin ES-600, Augmentin, Augmentin XR

Augmentin ES-600 (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 ES-600 (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 ES-600 (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 ES-600 (Oral) Storage

Store Augmentin ES-600 (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Augmentin ES-600 (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Augmentin ES-600 (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 ES-600 (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 ES-600 (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

Augmentin ES-600 (Oral) Ratings

Overall Rating:

3.0***

 

(based on 2 reviews)

Effectiveness:

****

Ease of Use:

***

Overall Satisfaction:

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Reviews

Augmentin ES-600 (Oral)
2.5

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: *

Overall Satisfaction: **

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Yvonne, India - 10/11/2010

After a third dose of Augmention, my symptoms improved, but side effects included blurred vision and a gagging sensation in my throat. I also experienced severe abdominal cramping which caused me to seek an alternate treatment from my doctor.

Augmentin ES-600 (Oral)
4.0

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: ***

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anastasia, crystal lake, illinois - 05/10/2010

I am satisfied with my experience with Augmentin, which I took in the 875/125 dosage. The doctor prescribed the drug for me to help wipe out some ear pain and pressure I had while suffering from minor sinusitis. I felt better by the second day. By day four I can tell I am on my way to improved health. I do get cotton mouth right after taking this drug and I have suffered from a shaky stomach and very liquid loose bowels. I am attempting to treat the diarrhea with yogurt and acidophilus.