Anyone on Augmentin (875 mg) or has taken it before?
I was wondering if it is a high dose for a woman who is 23 yrs old and 113 lbs? I have to take it two times a day (this is the second time I had strep throat in 3 weeks?!) Should this medication work cause my other one didn't (Omnicef). :( I just don't want to get a reaction if it is a high dose...if anyone...
Asked by Cleo Grieb 5 months ago.
I was wondering if it is a high dose for a woman who is 23 yrs old and 113 lbs? I have to take it two times a day (this is the second time I had strep throat in 3 weeks?!) Should this medication work cause my other one didn't (Omnicef). :( I just don't want to get a reaction if it is a high dose...if anyone can help me, that would be GREAT!! Answered by Julianne Cansibog 5 months ago.
Augmentin 875 Mg Answered by Ileana Dicke 5 months ago.
Augmentin 875-125 Answered by Meridith Laskoskie 5 months ago.
Your question about the dose of augmentin is well founded and I shall here describe the tablet and it’s dosage. Augmentin is a tablet containing two components and taken by mouth (orally). The two components are a semisynthetic formulation of the antibiotic amoxicillin – which is an analog of ampicillin derived from the basic penicillin nucleus ‘6-aminopenicillanic acid’; and the beta-lactamase inhibitor claculanate potassium which is the potassium salt of clavulanic acid. Penicillins and beta-lactamase inhibitors are used to treat infections caused by bacteria. They work by killing the bacteria or preventing their growth. The beta-lactamase inhibitor is added to the penicillin to protect the penicillin from certain substances (enzymes) that will destroy the penicillin before it can kill the bacteria. The usual adult dose is one 500-mg tablet of augmentin every 12 hours or one 250-mg tablet of augmentin every 8 hours. For more severe infections and infections of the respiratory tract, the dose should be one 875-mg tablet of augmentin every 12 hours or one 500-mg tablet of augmentin every 8 hours. Your dose is, therefore, not excessive, and I trust that this information will set your mind at rest and prevent any further concern. It would seem that your doctor is prescribing a dose that should be effective. Hope this helps Matador 89 Answered by Diane Sievertsen 5 months ago.
That is not a very high dose. Of course it can cause some side effects, so read what the pharmacy gave you and if you get any concerning effects go to your doctor. However it sounds like you might need to boost your immune system -- if you're not already eating healthy you might want to clean out your diet and especially boost your vitamin C and B intake. Also during and after the antibiotics you will really want to take some probiotics such as acidophilus (get a form that needs to be refrigerated, it's more potent). Augmentin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic and it will kill the good bacteria in your gut. Answered by Esther Kroese 5 months ago.
Are you self-medicating? Omnicef is a cephalosporin and it should be stronger than the Augmentin. Just wondering why you went down to a weaker antibiotic. Answered by Jonna Hennecke 5 months ago.
I've used Augmentin before and that's a standard dose. It's a very powerful antibiotic and it works! Good luck and I hope you feel better. Answered by Xiao Beumer 5 months ago.
As a healthcare provider I can tell you tha the dose is appropriate for the situation. The important issue her is to eradicate the strep. Your healthcare provider has switched antibiotic classifications...which is the medical standard of care. It's important to take this medication as directed. I would advise taking it every 12 hours to maintain a steady amount of medication in your system. Answered by Karyl Strohmayer 5 months ago.
IVE TAKEN AUGMENTIN FOR INFECTIONS . I WAY 125 POUNDS AND A WOMAN OLDER THAN YOU. IT WORKED WONDERS FOR ME.I DONT THINK THE SEX OF A PERSON HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH IY Answered by Selene Maes 5 months ago.
Eat yogurt or take a probiotic to get the healthy bacteria back in there. I think my naturopath said it's best to take probiotic/yogurt/good bacteria inbetween your antibiotic doses, so you are not wasting your good bacteria. Answered by Marcella Syddall 5 months ago.
Can you crush augmentin 875 mg?
my daughter who is 15 has hard time swallowing pills and has to take augmentin 875 mg pill which is size of horse pill. can they be crushed and put in some type of food
Asked by Truman Ogwynn 5 months ago.
Augmentin Pill Answered by Tamatha Rheinhardt 5 months ago.
Dont try to crush & eat Answered by Jenna Hulick 5 months ago.
Amoxi/clav 875-125 augmentin is it safe to take in such a hih dosage?
Im taking augmentin but is it safe at such a high dosage and my doctor gave it to me for 20 days i think its too much. Also can you smoke marijuana or drink while taking it???
Asked by Dionne Rafalski 5 months ago.
Augmentin is a powerful drug, and that dose is recommended by physicians to treat a variety of infections. Your doctor is treating you for an infection and you should take it as he prescribed. It is perfectly safe, but at that dose you could develop a yeast infection in your private area. You can avoid this by eating yogurt with the live bacteria in it every day. Dentists often prescribe this dose for severe gum infections and abcessed teeth. If you develop itching and a vaginal discharge, let your doctor know, as he will need to treat that as well. Please realize that he gave you that dose because whatever he is treating you for warrants it. Best wishes and feel better soon! Answered by Caleb Wein 5 months ago.
Augmentin 875 And Alcohol Answered by Terrell Hylinski 5 months ago.
that's not a high dose - it's the normal, standard dose. although there's no interaction of the drug with alcohol nor pot, those things may slow down you recovery from the actual infection that your doctor is treating. If you do them, do them in moderation. By the way, if you think about it, asking anonymous people, with no medical training, for advice to overrule that of your trained, certified physician is probably not a good idea. You would be much better off asking this question about your medication, to your actual doctor who knows your case, and your medical history. -- that's why you have a doctor. Answered by Geralyn Holla 5 months ago.
I think you should continue to smoke pot and drink and not take the meds the doctor gave you. Answered by Isabelle Thau 5 months ago.
Can I drink after taking Augmentin 875 mg?
I have been taking Augmentin for 10 days and today was my last day. Needless to say, tomorrow is my 21st birthday and I plan to celebrate by having quite a few drinks. The time between my last pill and my party tomorrow is about 36 hours. Am I safe to drink? Will the Augmentin be out of my system?
Asked by Anamaria Littmann 5 months ago.
Yes you should be fine, Augmentin isn't affected by alcahol. You can drink while taking anti biotics, there is just a a certain type that will just make you feel sick. Did you know that being told not to drink while on them is actually just derived from tradition. Answered by Sara Grimaldi 5 months ago.
Prescribed Augmentin for sinus infection?
was at the hospital and they said i had sinusitis and gave me augmentin 875 mg and some pain relievers for pain. well i started the augmentin and for the last 2-3 days i felt more miserable then i did when i went to the hospital! so i called the hospital and they said nothing about the augmentin they just said i...
Asked by Torri Uhler 5 months ago.
was at the hospital and they said i had sinusitis and gave me augmentin 875 mg and some pain relievers for pain. well i started the augmentin and for the last 2-3 days i felt more miserable then i did when i went to the hospital! so i called the hospital and they said nothing about the augmentin they just said i had to watch my sodium because it was low. but anyway cant i do something else other then augmentin natural or something because that antibotic makes me feel ten times worse Answered by Holley Innes 5 months ago.
ConfuZed 0n LIF3, Augmentin is an oral antibacterial combination consisting of the semisynthetic antibiotic amoxicillin and the β-lactamase inhibitor, clavulanate potassium (the potassium salt of clavulanic acid). Amoxicillin is an analog of ampicillin, derived from the basic penicillin nucleus. Augmentin is indicated in the treatment of sinus infections caused by β-lactamase–producing strains of H. influenzae and M. catarrhalis. The usual adult dose is one 500-mg tablet of Augmentin every 12 hours or one 250-mg tablet of Augmentin every 8 hours. For more severe infections and infections of the respiratory tract, the dose should be one 875-mg tablet of Augmentin every 12 hours or one 500-mg tablet of Augmentin every 8 hours. [Since both the 250-mg and 500-mg tablets of Augmentin contain the same amount of clavulanic acid (125 mg, as the potassium salt), two 250-mg tablets of Augmentin are not equivalent to one 500-mg tablet of Augmentin; therefore, two 250-mg tablets of Augmentin should not be substituted for one 500-mg tablet of Augmentin.] There are known side-effects for this drug and if you consider that you are suffering from them, details are included on the data sheet enclosed with the medication, you should consult your doctor, or report back to the hospital who issued you with the treatment. Provided there is no adverse interactions known – check with your pharmacist – some nasal decongestants are often successful in reducing or removing the discomfort of sinus pain, if administered in the correct fashion. ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED. It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms. The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Hope this helps matador 89 Answered by Verdell Stitt 5 months ago.
Sometimes antibiotics do try nasal washes, heat and rest. Answered by Alyse Seabury 5 months ago.
Is Augmentin 875/125mg a strong dose?
I have been sick 3 weeks - the doctor said it is bacterial and that it could be an pneumonia - they took a chest x-ray today, but I haven't heard back yet...I have never taken Augmentin before - is 875 a strong dose?
Asked by Tova Mccuan 5 months ago.
Yes, that is strong. The 875 signifies 875 mg of Amoxicillin. Usually 500 is considered a full dose. Answered by Faye Skonczewski 5 months ago.
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What if I have augmentin 875 mg, can I break the tablets in half?
I have amox/k clav prescription for 875 mg, but only have 9 of them....usual dosage is 500 mg.....can I take less or are the pills 875 mg amox on one side and 125 clavulanate potassium on the other side?
Asked by Phillip Giang 5 months ago.
You have to love it "875 mg. means amox. 500 mg. and clav. 125 mg." Apparently, someone didn't do well in math. As others have said, the ingredients are mixed. Taking less than the prescribed dose or for less than the prescribed time is setting you up for an infection by a resistant bacteria. Bad idea. It's best to get a new Rx. Answered by Marlene Sieben 5 months ago.
Amox Clav 875 125 Mg Answered by Temeka Nuce 5 months ago.
You say the usual dosage is 500 mg. Where did you get these 875 mg tablets? I don't want to scold you, but if a physician did not prescribe these, don't take them. If you have an infection, you cannot know which medication that infection is sensitive to and you may simply worsen the infection. If your physician prescribed 500 mg and the pharmacy gave you 875 mg, return them to the pharmacy. If your physician prescribed 875 mg, take them. Answered by Anjelica Perkoski 5 months ago.
Knowing the reaction you had to erythromycin years ago, you should be worried. I know you will have taken preventative measures to alleviate the itching, but it is also doing that to the inside of your body. That's the reason hives are so dangerous. What you see on the outside is also happening inside and can block your lungs. So, take care dear cousin, and get well. I realize it the last couple of years have been hard on your health, but there is only one you so call the doctor and follow his advice. Don't take the second pill. Though you probably will because you'll want to test it to see if you're ok. Just remember the anaphylactic reaction and don't let it happen again. . Answered by Larita Besa 5 months ago.
Amox K Clav 875 Answered by Raphael Argentieri 5 months ago.
I had a severe reaction to amoxicillin 875mg tablet gre..I would like to break it , & take half, since I still have the infection, & was given a rinse, instead..would like to do both..not at the same time.. Answered by Janella Becklund 5 months ago.
the tablet is so big y throat hurts can I break inhalf and take the two halfs? Answered by Noel Zahradnik 5 months ago.
875 mg. means amox. 500 mg. and clav. 125 mg. They are evenly distributed. Sure, you can break them. Answered by Yang Fryson 5 months ago.
The medication is usually equally distributed throughout the whole pill. Answered by Mellie Hickie 5 months ago.
You can crush Augmentin 875 mg?
A while back the "best answer" is that Augmentin tablets should not be crushed. This is incorrect. Patients should contact the pharmacist with these important questions. These tablets, which are not timed release tablets, can indeed be crushed. Important! drink plenty of water when taking the crushed...
Asked by Barb Kirshner 5 months ago.
A while back the "best answer" is that Augmentin tablets should not be crushed. This is incorrect. Patients should contact the pharmacist with these important questions. These tablets, which are not timed release tablets, can indeed be crushed. Important! drink plenty of water when taking the crushed product. Answered by Ollie Winkleman 5 months ago.
Regular Augmentin can certainly be crushed. The extended release formulation can not be crushed, though. Answered by Jerald Tabios 5 months ago.
That's right. There's no reason this med can't be crushed. Answered by Kathlyn Vandenbergh 5 months ago.
I was diagnosed with a bacterial infection, Augmentin 875 two times daily. When should I notice changes?
Should I be asking my doctor to do more?
Asked by Vena Obrion 5 months ago.
If the antibiotic is working (so basically if the bacteria are not resistant to amoxicillin, which is in Augmentin) the infection and the symptoms should slowly start to diminish in 2 to 3 days after starting the medication. If your condition is staying the same or getting worse after that time you should contact your doctor so he or she can prescribe different antibiotics. If your condition does improve, make sure to finish the medication as prescribed to avoid bacteria getting resistant, even if the infection has cleared already Answered by Benny Dockendorf 5 months ago.
How long does AUGMENTIN 875 stay in your system? After stopping it, how long do side effects last?
I was on augmentin 875mg for an infection. On the 4th day taking it, I came down with excrutiating stomach pains and diarhhea. My last pill I took was about 25 hours ago and this seems to be no better. About how much longer will these side effects last? Any way to get rid of them faster? Thanks
Asked by Margrett Astafan 5 months ago.
If the symptoms don't subside within the next 12 hours, either call your Physician or go to the Emergency Room. It's possible that the amoxicillin in the Augmentin caused an overgrowth of organisms in your intestines. For the time being, make sure you stay hydrated. Answered by Manuela Hasker 5 months ago.
This doctor that abruptly stopped you on prozac to go to another med is an idiot. You really should have tapered down and deald with the sexual dysfunction for a while and you would not have these side effects. You also are risking "brain shocks", a sense feeling like actual electric shocks in your head especially when turning the head, which could be permanent. However, if you've been off the prozac for about a week and aren't having the shocks yet, don't worry about them. The withdrawl effects can last 3 weeks to several months depending on dose, your body chemistry, etc. Answered by Darrel Haddock 5 months ago.