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Amoxicillin, Clavulanate Potassium: Oral tablet

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  • Daily life interactions

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Amox/Clav 875mg-125mg Tab
Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.
Pill Identification: X  |  3 2
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Amox/Clav 875mg-125mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93  |  2275
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Amox/Clav 500mg-125mg Tab
Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: RX 713 
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Amox/Clav 500mg-125mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93  |  2274
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Amox/Clav 500mg-125mg Tab
Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.
Pill Identification: X  |  33
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Amox/Clav 500mg-125mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: RX 713 
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Amox/Clav 500mg-125mg Tab
Northstar Rx LLC
Pill Identification: X  |  33
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Amox/Clav 875mg-125mg Tab
Northstar Rx LLC
Pill Identification: X  |  3 2
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Amox/Clav 500mg-125mg Tab
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: 500/125  |  AMC
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Amox/Clav 875mg-125mg Tab
Mylan Institutional LLC formerly UDL Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: RX 509 
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Amox/Clav 500mg-125mg Tab
Mylan Institutional LLC formerly UDL Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: RX 713 
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Amox/Clav 875mg-125mg Tab
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: AMC  |  875 125
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Amox/Clav 500mg-125mg Tab
Par Pharmaceutical Inc
Pill Identification: PL 500 
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Amox/Clav 875mg-125mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: RX 509 
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Amox/Clav 875mg-125mg Tab
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: GG N7 
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Amox/Clav 875mg-125mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: RX 509 
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Amox/Clav 875mg-125mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Pill Identification: AMC  |  875 125
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Amox/Clav 875mg-125mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: AMC  |  875 125
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Amox/Clav 875mg-125mg Tab
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
Pill Identification: AUGMENTIN 875 
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Amox/Clav 250mg-125mg Tab
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: GG N5 
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Amox/Clav 500mg-125mg Tab
Par Pharmaceutical Inc
Pill Identification: PL 500 
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Amox/Clav 500mg-125mg Tab
Par Pharmaceutical Inc
Pill Identification: PL 500 
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Amox/Clav 500mg-125mg Tab
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: GG N6 
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Amox/Clav 250mg-125mg Tab
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
Pill Identification: AUGMENTIN  |  250/125
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Amox/Clav 500mg-125mg Tab
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
Pill Identification: AUGMENTIN  |  500/125
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Amox/Clav 875mg-125mg Tab
Par Pharmaceutical Inc
Pill Identification: PL 875 
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Amox/Clav 875mg-125mg Tab
Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: RX 509 
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Amox/Clav 875mg-125mg Tab
Par Pharmaceutical Inc
Pill Identification: PL 875 
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Amox/Clav 500mg-125mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: 93  |  2274
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Amox/Clav 875mg-125mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Pill Identification: AMC  |  875 125
How This Drug Works
Beta Lactam Antibiotics
Beta-lactam antibiotics include Penicillins, Cephalosporins, and Carbapenams and treat a variety of bacterial infections. They prevent the growth of bacteria by damaging the cell wall, bacteria's strongest protection from the environment.
"Beta&#45;lactam antibiotics treat a variety of bacterial infections. They prevent the growth of bacteria by damaging the cell wall, bacteria&#39;s strongest protection from the environment.<br><br> Bacteria are everywhere. Some can be &#34;good&#34; bacteria but infections can occur when large amounts of any type of bacteria sneak past the body&#39;s natural defenses and multiply. Bacteria multiply by growing and splitting in half. One of the last steps in this process is sealing off the opening in the cell wall.<br><br> Beta&#45Lactam antibiotics have a commonly shaped structural piece, called the &#34;Beta&#45;Lactam ring,&#34; which allows these drugs to bind proteins and, in turn, prevent the formation of a cell wall. Beta&#45;lactam antibiotics attach to and inactivate enzymes in the bacterial cell membrane. This interferes with how bacteria form their cell wall, which stops bacteria from growing and multiplying. "
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Amoxicillin, Clavulanate Potassium: Oral tablet

What is this medicine?

AMOXICILLIN; CLAVULANIC ACID (a mox i SIL in; KLAV yoo lan ic AS id) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Augmentin: Oral tablet

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Amoxicillin, Clavulanate Potassium: Oral tablet
Usage by Gender
61.0%
39.0%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
16.46%
22.32%
29.49%
31.72%
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Patient Experiences with Amoxicillin, Clavulanate Potassium

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Average Scores
Easy to Take: 3.2 / 5
Works as Intended: 3.2 / 5
Tolerable: 3.2 / 5

Gave me a terrible rash
4 days after I stopped taking this I developed a severe, itchy rash over my chest, neck, back, arms and legs. It's been going 5 days so far and hasn't abated. Base on research I've done it can take 3 to 14 days to clear.
Helpful: 0
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
July 21, 2017
From: Charlotte, NC
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Disagree
Tolerable: Disagree


Feel blah after taking
I know it works because I have taken it before but it makes me sick when taking it. Every time I forget how sick it makes me. I feel great with the pill I take at night because I sleep through it but the morning one makes me feel nauseous and I think it's the nausea that makes my whole body feel tired. I even break out into a sweat when trying to do something. Have a little bit of dizziness with it. It's only the morning pill though that gets me because I can't sleep through side effects. It tolerable though just annoying how it makes you feel less energetic to do anything.
Helpful: 4
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
June 11, 2017
From: Myrtle beach, SC
Age: 25-34
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Not Sure
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Agree


works but hard on stomache
This drug is hard on my stomach. I have a sensitive stomach anyway and this makes is worse. But my sinus infection is improving.
Helpful: 1
Unhelpful: 0
Anonymous
April 15, 2017
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Age: 65-74
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Not Sure


Good so far
I have been taking this drug for 4 days now and have no side affects at all. Large pill but non threatening. Infection is still there in my finger but diminishing slightly.
Helpful: 2
Unhelpful: 0
Rail man
February 18, 2017
From: Peekskill, NY
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


So so
I'm taking 1 pill every 12 hrs. I'm on day 6 and just now starting to feel somewhat better. AFTER Only 2 days I've had severe diarrhea and a pretty bad yeast infection. Over all? I'd take it again if I had to but would ask for a second Option.
Helpful: 6
Unhelpful: 0
Dro
December 05, 2016
From: Detroit, MI
Age: 35-44
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Disagree
Works as Intended: Not Sure
Tolerable: Not Sure


Got stomach pains cramps and chills
Got stomach pains, cramps, chills and terrible headache and confusion
Helpful: 4
Unhelpful: 0
Skippy
May 07, 2016
From: Schaumburg, IL
Age: 75 or over
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Agree
Works as Intended: Not Sure
Tolerable: Disagree


developed infection
Prescribed by hosp. for a dog bite (was up to date on all shots). 4 Four days in arm & hand swelled double it's size & got the "red line" infection (which is infection that went into blood stream & headed toward heart, extremely serious). Returned to hosp & immediately put on IV antibiotic, that worked. Still had to finish 10 day oral Amox. upset stomach/headache. Don't know if red line infection would have happened even with different med. so I don't know if any blame is to be placed on Amox. tho I was surprised (it was a deep bite).
Helpful: 8
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
April 26, 2016
From: payson, AZ
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Not Sure
Works as Intended: Disagree
Tolerable: Not Sure


Very Effective
Always seems to work quickly and effectively Pill is very large need a full mouth full of liquid to take Always take about 10-20 minutes after eating stomach should be fine
Helpful: 5
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
April 14, 2016
From: Philadelphia, PA
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Not Sure
Works as Intended: Agree
Tolerable: Agree


Taking forever to feel better
My son has been on this for 6 days and still feels no better, he has also had bad headaches that have been causing him to throw up and stomach pains.
Helpful: 8
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
February 17, 2016
From: Villas, NJ
Age: 13-18
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Not Sure
Works as Intended: Strongly Disagree
Tolerable: Strongly Disagree


Did not work as intended
Allergic reaction to this drug. Nausea and vomiting. Stopped and called my doctor for different drug. took Z pack and got better.
Helpful: 6
Unhelpful: 2
CVS Customer
November 08, 2015
From: Black Mountain, NC
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Disagree
Works as Intended: Strongly Disagree
Tolerable: Strongly Disagree


ALLERGIC
ALLERGIC REACTION AFTER 6 DAYS INCLUDED HIVES TO FACE AND NECK TO CHEST AND WAIST
Helpful: 7
Unhelpful: 1
CVS Customer
July 09, 2015
From: HAMPDEN COUNTY, MA
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Disagree
Works as Intended: Strongly Disagree
Tolerable: Strongly Disagree


Made sick with the below experience
Vomiting Dirrhaea and dry heaves not recommended to use again did eat before eating it did not help
Helpful: 18
Unhelpful: 2
Kate
May 06, 2015
From: lewiston, NY
Age: 75 or over
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Disagree
Works as Intended: Strongly Disagree
Tolerable: Strongly Disagree


Terrible
I took this for a sinus infection and after three days I was sick to my stomach. I stopped taking it immediately, it had started started to clear the sinus infection but was not worth being in bed for 2 days sick to my stomach and not eating.
Helpful: 12
Unhelpful: 1
CVS Customer
April 21, 2015
From: Webster, NY
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Not Sure
Works as Intended: Not Sure
Tolerable: Strongly Disagree


Worked somewhat
This medicine gave me diarrhea every day I took it, it's been a week since I finished it and I still have diarrhea. The doctor told me to eat yogurt and take probiotics, it's only been a couple days so I don't know yet if that's going to work. I have had to take Pepto Bismo since I started the antibiotic to help with the diarrhea. I hope I never have to take this medicine again.
Helpful: 6
Unhelpful: 0
Marmargar
March 23, 2015
From: Lancaster, CA, CA
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Not Sure
Tolerable: Strongly Disagree


Made Me Horribly Sick
Started this pill and it killed all the good bacteria in my body and made me horribly sick...... vomiting/nausea. BAD!!!
Helpful: 6
Unhelpful: 1
CVS Customer
March 17, 2015
From: McKinney, TX
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Disagree
Works as Intended: Strongly Disagree
Tolerable: Strongly Disagree


Worked, gave me a mild rash.
This was the second antibiotic I took in a row to get rid of a sinus infection. Azithromycin was the first, and it did not quite do the job. I was sick a week later, though my doctor did not seem to believe that. I had to convince her to give me a second antibiotic. This Amox did the job, even though I stopped taking it a day and a half early because I started getting a rash on the inside of my palm. The rash came 5 or 6 days in, went away, then came back with the next pill dose. I was afraid it would turn into a more serious allergic reaction, and the doctor on call agreed that I should stop taking it. He also recommended Claritin for the allergic reaction. By the way, the programmer should fix this field to allow semicolons.
Helpful: 12
Unhelpful: 1
greentreefrog
August 28, 2014
From: Cloverdale, CA
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Not Sure


Works as intended but strong bad side effects
It did not make me feel better at all during the time I was taking the pill, it made me really tired, dizzy, have bad headaches and pressure in my eyes, made my stomach queasy and uncomfortable...but most important it cleared away my wanted infection.
Helpful: 38
Unhelpful: 9
Incandescent
January 26, 2014
From: Tucson, AZ
Age: 19-24
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Disagree