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
Sinus infection (sinusitis) 42 21
Diverticulitis 13 8
Bronchitis 7 4
Prevent infection 4 4
Bronchiectasis 3 9

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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 31
None 52

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

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Amoxicillin-clavulanate

Dosage Patients
875-125 mg twice daily 3
250 mg daily 1
500-125 mg twice daily 1
500-125 mg three times daily 1
2 x 875 mg-125 mg daily 1
2,000 mg daily 1
2 x 875-125 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Amoxicillin-clavulanate

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Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 99
Doctor's advice 15
Did not seem to work 11
Other 8
Side effects too severe 6
Personal research 2
Expense 1
See all 122 patients who've stopped taking Amoxicillin-clavulanate

Duration

Currently taking Amoxicillin-clavulanate

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Amoxicillin-clavulanate

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 102
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
Always 89
Usually 10
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 17
Not at all hard to take 79
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 10
$25-49 8
< $25 41
Not specified 42

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

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18 patient evaluations for Amoxicillin-clavulanate

Sep 8, 2011 (Started Aug 30, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for acute bronchitis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 875 mg-125 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: none`
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 11, 2011 (Started Sep 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sinus infection)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sinus infection (sinusitis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 875 mg-125 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I took each dose with food so as to avoid any upset stomach.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Jun 18, 2012 (Started Jun 05, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sinus infection (sinusitis))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness, diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: Augmentin made me very tired the first coupl of days that I took it and gave me some intestinal distress.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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