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Product name : Augmentin625 mg
GenericName : Amoxy
Manufacturer : Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Augmentin is the brand name of a combinationantibiotic drug containing amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium.
It's used to treat bacterial infections inyour airways, such as a sinus infection or pneumonia.
It's also available in an extra-strengthformulation (Augmentin ES), an extended-release formula (Augmentin XR), andunder the brand name Amoclan.
Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic thatkills bacteria by blocking production of a chemical the germs need to buildtheir cell walls.
Clavulanate is a chemical that helpsantibiotics overcome some bacteria's antibiotic resistance.
Augmentin can cause a severe form of diarrheacalled Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD). It's marked by loose,watery stool with an unusually foul smell.
If not treated promptly, CDAD causesdehydration and can cause sepsis in severe cases.
Since dehydration can disrupt your levels ofsodium and potassium, you may have tremors, feel weak, have an irregularheartbeat, or all three.
Common side effects of Augmentin include:
Tell your doctor and pharmacist all themedications you're taking.
This includes prescriptions andover-the-counter (OTC) medications, vitamins and other dietarysupplements (nutritional shakes, protein powders, etc.), herbalremedies, and illegal and recreational drugs.
You should not take Augmentin if you'vereceiving treatment with Theracys (BCG live intravesical) or have receivedVivotif (typhoid vaccine live oral).