What is Amoxicillin-clavulanate?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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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
Sinusitis 36 16
Sinus infection 21 8
Diverticulitis 12 9
Infection 8 5
Bronchitis 6 3
Prevent infection 4 4

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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
Severe 7
Moderate 12
Mild 28
None 39

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Amoxicillin-clavulanate

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 24
Nausea 8
Dizziness 2
Constipation 1
Diarrhea chronic 1
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1

Show all 15 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Amoxicillin-clavulanate

Dosage Patients
875-125 mg daily 1
500-125 mg twice daily 1
875-125 mg twice daily 1
2,000 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Amoxicillin-clavulanate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 84
Doctor's advice 13
Did not seem to work 10
Other 8
Side effects too severe 5
Personal research 2
Expense 1
See all 104 patients who’ve stopped taking Amoxicillin-clavulanate

Duration

Currently taking Amoxicillin-clavulanate

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

Stopped taking Amoxicillin-clavulanate

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 85
1 - 6 months 11
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 73
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 17
Not at all hard to take 64
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 6
$25-49 7
< $25 40
Not specified 32

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Amoxicillin-clavulanate after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Cephalexin (Keflex) 1
Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) 1
Rifaximin (Xifaxan) 1

Patients stopped taking Amoxicillin-clavulanate and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Cephalexin (Keflex) 2
Azithromycin (Zithromax) 1
Cloxacillin 1
Doxycycline (Oracea) 1
Erythromycin (Ery-Tab) 1

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching to

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17 patient evaluations for Amoxicillin-clavulanate

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pheonix61
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pheonix61
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 65
Condition: COPD 43 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
COPD

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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

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mardijuel
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I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Oct 1, 2013 (Started Dec 15, 2013)

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

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andysmee
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andysmee
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 40
Condition: Discoid Eczema 1 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
I am: vb
I have:
Discoid Eczema

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Sep 11, 2013 (Started Aug 20, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Skin eruptions)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Eczema Herpeticum)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 500 mg-125 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Once again, taken as a precaution on top of the Valtrex so can't tell whether it had any effect. Tempted not to take it any further due to possible resistance in the future
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Aug 26, 2013 (Started Aug 20, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Eczema Herpeticum)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Skin eruptions)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 500 mg-125 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't expect antibiotics to manage eczema herpeticum secondary bacterial infections, the herpes virus is far more controlling of the skin condition than the bacterial infections that are apparent
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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