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) 39 19
Diverticulitis 12 9
Bronchitis 7 4
Ear infection 4 5
Prevent infection 4 4

Show all 59 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 7
Moderate 12
Mild 32
None 48

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Amoxicillin-clavulanate

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 25
Nausea 10
Dizziness 2
Chronic diarrhea 1
Constipation 1
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1

Show all 19 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Amoxicillin-clavulanate

Dosage Patients
500-125 mg twice daily 2
875-125 mg twice daily 2
500-125 mg three times daily 1
2,000 mg daily 1
20 x 875-125 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Amoxicillin-clavulanate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 91
Doctor's advice 13
Did not seem to work 10
Other 8
Side effects too severe 5
Personal research 2
Expense 1
See all 112 patients who've stopped taking Amoxicillin-clavulanate

Duration

Currently taking Amoxicillin-clavulanate

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Amoxicillin-clavulanate

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 92
1 - 6 months 13
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 86
Usually 11
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 18
Not at all hard to take 76
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 10
$25-49 8
< $25 41
Not specified 39

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Amoxicillin-clavulanate after stopping:

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

Patients stopped taking Amoxicillin-clavulanate and switched to:

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

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching to

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18 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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