Augmentin Safety Information
Augmentin® (amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium) is an antibiotic often prescribed for the treatment of bacterial infections. It is important to review the safety information for Augmentin with your healthcare provider before starting the drug in order to help ensure a safe treatment process.
While taking Augmentin, it is important to let your healthcare provider know if you experience severe diarrhea or diarrhea that lasts for more than two or three days. While diarrhea is a common side effect of this medication, severe or prolonged diarrhea may be a sign of a serious reaction to the antibiotic.
If you have liver or kidney disease, be sure your healthcare provider is aware of this before he or she prescribes Augmentin. Your healthcare provider may need to monitor you more closely if you have liver or kidney disease, as these problems often affect the way your body handles medications, and you may not be able to take it safely. Augmentin can also worsen these conditions.
(Click Augmentin Warnings and Precautions for more Augmentin safety information, including a list of other medical conditions you should tell your healthcare provider about before starting treatment and warnings on who should not take this particular antibiotic.)