Augmentin (Clavulanate/Amoxicillin) is a penicillin antibiotic that is used to treat many different types of infections that are caused by bacteria such as sinusitis, pneumonia, ear infections, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, and infections of the skin. Augmentin is a combination of amoxicillin and clauvulanate potassium. Amoxicillin fights bacteria in the body and Clavulanate potassium fights bacteria that are often resistant to penicillins and the other antibiotics.
We currently have the brand Augmentin that comes from Turkey and is manufactured by GSK. The generic comes from India and Canada and is manufactured by a different manufacturer. It may come from other suppliers around the world. The brand name Augmentin is available in the strength of 500mg and 875mg tablets, the generic is also called Clavam made by Alkem Lab in India. It is available in 250mg, 500mg and 875mg tablets.
The serious side effects may include bloody or prolonged diarrhea, low platelet or red blood cell count and seizures. The common side effects may include:
• Abdominal discomfort; gas, stomach pain;
• Nausea or vomiting;
• Skin rash or itching;
• Vaginal itching or discharge
You should not take Augmentin if you are allergic to Amoxicillin or Clavulanate potassium. Do not use this medication if you are allergic to any other penicillin antibiotic. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical conditions and about all the medications you are currently taking including OTC and herbal medications. Augmentin is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. This medication can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Inform your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Augmentin should be taken at the same time each day.