Augmentin is a combination of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium. Amoxicillin is an antibiotic that fights bacterial infections. Clavulanate potassium is a beta-lactamase inhibitor. This drug treats conditions like sinusitis, pneumonia, bronchitis, UTIs, skin infections, and pneumonia.
Take every 8-12 hours or as prescribed. Take before meal to reduce stomach upset. Measure liquid medicine with device included. Medicine may interfere with lab test results – inform any health professional of Augmentin use before undergoing tests
Do not use if you have severe kidney disease, liver problems, jaundice, or penicillin/cephalosporin allergy. Augmentin can make birth control pills less effective.
Seek medical attention if you experience serious side effects. This includes: severe stomach pain, diarrhea, pale/yellow skin, dark urine, fever, confusion, appetite loss, easy bruising/bleeding, little/no urination, severe skin reaction. Other common side effects include: vaginitis, rashes, hives, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea. Possible interactions include: birth control pills, allopurinol, probenecid, blood thinners, other OTC drugs/herbs/vitamins/supplements.