Augmentin is used to treat bacterial infections including bronchitis, pneumonia, urinary tract, ear, and skin. It contains the antibiotic amoxicillin, and clavulanate potassium to help make the amoxicillin more effective.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions and use Augmentin exactly as prescribed.
Augmentin may make birth control pills less effective. Use secondary birth control (condoms, diaphragm) to prevent pregnancy.
Do not take Augmentin if you have:
Before taking Augmentin, inform your doctor if you have or have had any of the following:
Common side effects of Augmentin include:
Contact your doctor if you experience these more serious side effects:
Can I take Augmentin on an empty stomach?
It’s best to take Augmentin at the beginning of a meal, which reduces the likelihood of side effects like upset stomach.
My infection symptoms are gone. Can I stop taking Augmentin?
Finish the entire course of Augmentin as prescribed by your doctor. Discontinuing once you feel better increases the likelihood your infection will return.