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   Posted 7/5/2010 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I will, of course, call my Dr abou this  tomorrow, but am wondering if anyone here knows about this stuff.
 
Just under a year ago, I took 3500 mg of Amox per day for 60 days. I have never had a problem w/ Amox, (except for the herx) empty stomach or not.  I have had to take 800 mg in one dose MANY times in the past -- before having dental work, and never a problem.
 
When I told my new LLMD the dose of the Amox I took, he asked if I knew if it had Augmentin.  I had no idea. He hmmmed and said that generally doses that high have Augmentin or are Augmentin, I was thinking, whatever....
 
He prescribed a lower dose, and it says it is Amox/ K Clav 875-125, Generic for Augmentin 875 mg. (had previously taken two 875 mg tabs at once, twice per day)
 
On Friday, I took my first dose and was soon hit w/ horrible nausea and a churning stomach. The result the next day is what you usually experience after that churning stomach, I don't think I need to name it.  And almost pure water.
 
Decided not to take any Sat as I had a lot to do and not Sunday, as I was having company. So I'm trying it again today, w/ yogurt. A little nausea so far, but stomach is starting to churn.
 
Does anyone know if there is something in this so different from plain Amox or why I may have had such a bad reaction?  
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   Posted 7/6/2010 12:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I found this when I googled it:

This is a combination medication that contains amoxicillin and clavulanate. It belongs to the group of medications called antibiotics and is used to treat infections caused by certain bacteria. Amoxicillin works by killing the bacteria that is causing the infection. Clavulanate helps make the amoxicillin more effective. It is most commonly used to treat infections of the sinus, ear, lung, skin, and bladder.

The medication may be taken with or without food, but taking it with food may reduce side effects such as upset stomach, nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Amoxicillin - clavulanate is usually taken for a period of 7 to 10 days. In some cases, it may be necessary to take this medication for a longer period.
 
[url]http://chealth.canoe.ca/drug_info_details.asp?brand_name_id=1684&rot=4[/url]

So, it looks like it can cause diarrhea and somach upset. Let him know that it is causing these side effcts. You may have to start out with a lower dose and work your way up.


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   Posted 7/6/2010 9:08 PM (GMT -7)   
THANK YOU, CAJUNGRL! This is very helpful info!
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   Posted 7/7/2010 3:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Your question was already answered, but I just put in my two cents. As was stated, Augmentin is a combination of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid. I can tolerate amoxicillin, but I can't tolerate Augmentin at all. Unfortunately, being able to tolerate amoxicillin isn't an indication of whether or not you can handle Augmentin.

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   Posted 7/7/2010 7:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Makes sense, and thank you CG and IH8Ticks (hmmmm.. wonder what THAT name means) I have also learned that Augmentin makes the Amox stronger and is more effective against resistent bacteria. So I'm gonna try it for awhile -- this time w/ food.

Thanks again for the responses -- was really feeling like I needed them!
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   Posted 7/8/2010 1:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad I could help:)
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