Augmentin is a combination of antibiotics (amoxicillin/calculate) and is used for treating the bacterial infection, including- sinusitis, pneumonia, ear infections, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, and others. Doctors recommend this antibiotic to both humans and animals facing bacterial infection. One thing you need to note here is this antibiotic only works on bacterial infection, but not for viral infection. Similar to other antibiotic medicines, one needs to know that there are Augmentin side effects if taken wrongly against the prescribed dosage.
In case there are any Augmentin side effects, you should connect with the doctor to overcome the problem.
How to use Augmentin?
To use the Augmentin (in liquid form), shake the bottle well before each dose. Measure the dose using a special spoon. Never consume this medication in an empty stomach, or else the side effects can turn severe. Depending on the power or severity of the infection, do consume Augmentin in every 8-12 hrs. The dosage also depends on your age, weight, medical condition, and treatment response.
The best is to consult with your doctor before starting this medication for the infection treatment.
There are many chances of having Augmentin side effects, which you should be aware of to avoid its severity. Some of the common side effects are- diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell the doctor or pharmacist promptly. There are some rare and severe side-effects Augmentin with alcohol-
- Watery or bloody diarrhea;
- Pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, fever, confusion or weakness;
- Easy bruising or bleeding;
- Skin rash, bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness;
- Agitation, confusion, unusual thoughts or behavior, seizures
In a pregnant woman, the Augmentin does not harm the unborn baby, but the woman should inform the doctor about pregnancy to get the right dosage. Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use Augmentin without telling your doctor if you are breastfeeding a baby.
The use of this medication for a longer duration can lead to oral thrush or yeast infection. If you find any of these reactions, then make sure to connect with the doctor.
There is a rare severe allergic reaction while consuming the dosage. In case you face this allergic reaction with symptoms like an allergic reaction, including rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing, then consult your doctor.
There are many more such side-effect cases, which you must educate yourself by consulting your doctor.
Since you know some of the side effects of Augmentin, it is vital to know the precaution. Before consuming this antibiotic, inform your doctor about allergies you carry along. There are some inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or problems. This medication may contain aspartame. If you have phenylketonuria (PKU) or any other condition, which demands, you to limit aspartame (or phenylalanine) in your diet, then ask your doctor or pharmacist.
If you are undergoing any surgery, then do check with your doctor about antibiotics you are consuming.
There are high chances of facing side effects when consuming this medication. Augmentin side effects can be brought down if you take the right dosage as the prescription.