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Augmentin Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium (Augmentin)?
- What are the possible side effects of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium (Augmentin)?
- What is the most important information I should know about amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium (Augmentin)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium (Augmentin)?
- How should I take amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium (Augmentin)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Augmentin)?
- What happens if I overdose (Augmentin)?
- What should I avoid while taking amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium (Augmentin)?
- What other drugs will affect amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium (Augmentin)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Augmentin)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Augmentin)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose can cause nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, skin rash, drowsiness, and hyperactivity.
What should I avoid while taking amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium (Augmentin)?
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, stop taking this medication and call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to.
What other drugs will affect amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium (Augmentin)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- allopurinol (Zyloprim);
- probenecid (Benemid);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven); or
- another antibiotic (for the same or for a different infection).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Augmentin Information
- Augmentin Drug Interactions Center: amoxicillin-pot clavulanate oral
- Augmentin Side Effects Center
- Augmentin FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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