Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Augmentin, Augmentin ES-600, Augmentin XR
Generic Name: amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium (Pronunciation: am OKS i sil in KLAV yoo la nate po TAS ee um)
What is amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium (Augmentin, Augmentin ES-600, Augmentin XR)?
Amoxicillin is an antibiotic in a group of drugs called penicillins. Amoxicillin fights bacteria in the body.
Clavulanate potassium is a form of clavulanic acid, which is similar to penicillin. Clavulanate potassium fights bacteria that is often resistant to penicillins and other antibiotics.
The combination of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium is used to treat many different infections caused by bacteria, such as sinusitis, pneumonia, ear infections, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, and infections of the skin.
Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Amoxicillin-Clavulanate 200 mg-GG
round, pink, imprinted with GG N2
Amoxicillin-Clavulanate 200 mg-TEV
oval, pink, imprinted with 2270, 93
Amoxicillin-Clavulanate 400 mg-GG
round, pink, imprinted with GG N4
Amoxicillin-Clavulanate 400 mg-TEV
oval, pink, imprinted with 2272, 93
Amoxicillin-Clavulanate 500 mg-SAN
oval, white, imprinted with GGN6
Amoxicillin-Clavulanate 500 mg-TEV
oval, white, imprinted with 93, 2274
Amoxicillin-Clavulanate 875 mg-GG
oval, white, imprinted with GG N7
Amoxicillin-Clavulanate 875 mg-TEV
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Augmentin 125 Susp
Augmentin 200 mg Chew
round, pink, banana-cherry-peppermint, imprinted with AUGMENTIN 200
Augmentin 200 Susp
Augmentin 250 mg
oval, white, imprinted with AUGMENTIN, 250/125
Augmentin 250 Susp
Augmentin 400 mg Chew
round, pink, banana-cherry-peppermint, imprinted with AUGMENTIN 400
Augmentin 400 Susp
Augmentin 500 mg
oval, white, imprinted with AUGMENTIN, 500/125
Augmentin 875 mg
oblong, white, imprinted with AUGMENTIN 875
Augmentin XR 1000 mg
oval, white, imprinted with AUGMENTIN XR
What are the possible side effects of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium (Augmentin, Augmentin ES-600, Augmentin XR)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium (Augmentin, Augmentin ES-600, Augmentin XR)?
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to amoxicillin or clavulanate potassium, or if you have ever had liver problems caused by this medication.
Do not use if you are allergic to any other penicillin antibiotic, such as amoxicillin (Amoxil, Augmentin, Dispermox, Moxatag), ampicillin (Principen, Unasyn), dicloxacillin (Dycill, Dynapen), oxacillin (Bactocill), or penicillin (Bicillin L-A, PC Pen VK, Pfizerpen), and others.
Before taking amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium, tell your doctor if you have liver disease (or a history of hepatitis or jaundice), kidney disease, or mononucleosis, or if you are allergic to a cephalosporin antibiotic, such as cefdinir (Omnicef), cefprozil (Cefzil), cefuroxime (Ceftin), cephalexin (Keflex), and others.
If you switch from one tablet form to another (regular, chewable, or extended-release tablet), take only the new tablet form and strength prescribed for you. This medicine may not be as effective or could be harmful if you do not use the exact tablet form your doctor has prescribed.
Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using a non-hormone method of birth control (such as a condom, diaphragm, spermicide) to prevent pregnancy while taking amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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