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AMOXICILLIN; CLAVULANIC ACID (a mox i SILL 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.
Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take at the start of a meal. Do not crush or chew. You may cut this medicine in half at the score line for easier swallowing. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Take all of your medicine as directed even if you think you are better. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine early.
Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. This medicine has been used in children as young as 16 years of age.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
fever or chills, sore throat
redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
unusual bleeding, bruising
unusually weak or tired
white patches or sores in the mouth or throat
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
vaginal or anal irritation
birth control pills
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature below 25 degrees C (77 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
bowel disease, like colitis
an unusual or allergic reaction to amoxicillin, penicillin, cephalosporin, other antibiotics, clavulanic acid, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve.
Do not treat diarrhea with over the counter products. Contact your doctor if you have diarrhea that lasts more than 2 days or if it is severe and watery.
If you have diabetes, you may get a false-positive result for sugar in your urine. Check with your doctor or health care professional.
Birth control pills may not work properly while you are taking this medicine. Talk to your doctor about using an extra method of birth control.
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