What Is Augmentin?
Augmentin (amoxicillin/clavulanate) is a combination antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections including sinusitis, pneumonia, ear infections, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, and infections of the skin.
What Are Side Effects of Augmentin?
Common side effects of Augmentin include:
- Stomach pain
- Skin rash or itching
- White patches in your mouth or throat
- Vaginal yeast infection (itching or discharge)
Rare and severe side effects of Augmentin can include:
- 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 (convulsions);
- nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
- severe skin reaction — fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
Augmentin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Augmentin is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby, but a woman should tell her doctor if she is pregnant or plans to become pregnant during treatment. 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.
Our Augmentin Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
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.
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