Augmentin Medicine Information
Augmentin® (amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium) is a prescription medicine used for treating various infections. It comes in several different forms, including tablets, chewable tablets, and an oral solution (liquid). This medication is taken every 8 or 12 hours, depending on the particular product and dosage.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Augmentin. Information concerning the potential side effects of this antibiotic was obtained during clinical studies. In these studies, the most common problems that were reported with the drug included nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and rashes or itching.
Augmentin may not be suitable for everyone. The medication can potentially worsen certain medical conditions, so it is important that you talk with your healthcare provider before starting treatment if you have:
- Liver disease, including liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- A penicillin allergy
- Any other allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
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