Augmentin® (amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium) is a prescription antibiotic medication. Before you start taking Augmentin, dangers associated with the drug should be reviewed with your healthcare provider in order to help minimize risks.
Augmentin contains an antibiotic that belongs to the penicillin group of antibiotics. You should not take this medication if you are allergic to penicillin. Let your healthcare provider know immediately if you notice any signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
- A rash
- Swelling of the mouth or lips
- Difficulty breathing.
An allergic reaction to Augmentin can be dangerous.
If side effects occur with this medicine, in most cases, they are mile and either require no treatment or are treated easily. The most common side effects of Augmentin include diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Some problems, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and require medical attention, such as severe diarrhea or a vaginal yeast infection.
(Click Augmentin Side Effects and Augmentin Warnings and Precautions to learn more about the dangers associated with Augmentin, including a more complete list of potentially serious side effects that require medical attention and information on who should not use this particular drug.)