What is Amoxicillin-clavulanate?

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The combination of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium is an antibiotic in the penicillin group. It is used to treat otitis media, sinusitis and susceptible respiratory, skin and urinary tract infections. It is a useful alternative when amoxicillin resistance is present.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Sinus infection (sinusitis) 45 21
Diverticulitis 14 8
Bronchitis 8 4
Strep throat 4 5
Animal bite infection 3 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 6
Moderate 13
Mild 32
None 52

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Amoxicillin-clavulanate

Side effect Patients Percentage
Diarrhea 24
Nausea 12
Dizziness 2
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 2
Stomach pain 2
Chronic diarrhea 1

Show all 15 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Amoxicillin-clavulanate

Dosage Patients Percentage
500-125 mg twice daily 3
875-125 mg twice daily 2
250 mg daily 1
2000 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Amoxicillin-clavulanate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 101
Doctor's advice 15
Did not seem to work 10
Other 8
Side effects too severe 6
Personal research 2
Expense 1
See all 124 patients who've stopped taking Amoxicillin-clavulanate

Duration

Currently taking Amoxicillin-clavulanate

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 3
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Amoxicillin-clavulanate

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 104
1 - 6 months 14
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 89
Usually 10
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 17
Not at all hard to take 78
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 10
$25-49 8
< $25 38
Not specified 46

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Amoxicillin-clavulanate after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) 2
Cephalexin (Keflex) 1
Doxycycline (Doxylin) 1
Rifaximin (Xifaxan) 1

Patients stopped taking Amoxicillin-clavulanate and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Cephalexin (Keflex) 2
Azithromycin (Zithromax) 1
Cefuroxime (Ceftin) 1
Cloxacillin 1
Doxycycline (Doxylin) 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching to

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13 patient evaluations for Amoxicillin-clavulanate

May 10, 2017 (Started May 01, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sinus infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 875-125 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 13, 2014 (Started Mar 06, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for diverticulitis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 1000 mg-62.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: added benefit for bronchiectasis
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 1, 2013 (Started Dec 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for sinus infection (sinusitis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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