Also known as: Amoclan, Augmentin, Augmentin ES-600, Augmentin XR
The following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care.
Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) for Upper Respiratory Tract Infection: Was prescribed Augmentin for sinus and upper respiratory infection and within 48 Hrs I felt remarkably better. Before taking any meds I felt as bad as I have ever felt with any type of cold related illness. I will now request this Med next time I have any similar illness. I did not experience any side effects except maybe a little thirsty. If so it was minor enough that I wasn't 100% sure that it was even a side effect.
Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) for Pneumonia: Diagnosed with bronchial pneumonia two days ago. Had a fever of 102 at that point. Within two days, I don't have a fever. I am beginning to cough up the infection where I struggled before. I have to be open and add that I was also given prednisone to take. Between the two, at the end of the second day, I am beginning to feel better. Still a ways off but I feel a difference.
Review by Matt Whobrey (taken for less than 1 month):
amoxicillin / clavulanate for Skin Infection: I was proscribed Amox-Clav 875mg Tablets for a very bad skin infection on my legs (both). My skin was peeking off and under the skin it was red and tender to the touch. Within a week, the spot grew from a dime size to about 7 inches wide by 5 inches tall. After the first week, the infection moved to my right leg. My Doctor proscribed me this medication and after taking for about 5 days, the sores started to scab over and the sore/tenderness was going away. I highly recommend this medication for skin infections.
Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) for Sinusitis: Had Sinusitis for ten days, finally went on Augmentin 1g, after a couple of days my symptoms had 80% resolved. I'm on day 4 now and all symptoms have 100% resolved. No side effects. Great antibiotic.
Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) for Upper Respiratory Tract Infection: I was put on Augmentin for my upper respiratory infection and sinus infection that I had at the same time as each other. After taking it for 2 days I was feeling 80% better. People told me to watch out for side effects such as upset stomach and loose stool, I made sure to have a yogurt before each pill I took and never had an issue.
Review by ma2wycode (taken for less than 1 month):
Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) for Sinusitis: Have acute sinusitis, with severe migraine, dizziness, facial pain, TMJ, eye swelling. Was prescribed Augmentin, seems to be working just after 1 days use! I already had severe stomach ache, doc said that's normal for acute sinusitis because all the dripping from the sinuses down our throats, which ends up stewing in our poor bellies! So I really notice no difference with tummyache yet.
10 users found this comment helpful.
Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) for Sinusitis: Acted quickly. Had strep throat and Dr prescribed Bactrim which didn't help. I went back and Dr gave Augmentin and with few hours was feeling much better. Some stomach issues when taking medicine.
amoxicillin / clavulanate for Skin Infection: I scraped up my inner knee on a mossy log. By day 4, it was not improved, & had a clearly infected area around the small scrapes--swollen, red (and white when you push on it, quickly turning red again), about an inch to 1.5 inches all around the wound area--tender to touch.
I went to the doctor and was prescribed this for 10 days. I am only through the 2nd dose. I have taken this medicine before for sinusitis, & did not have side effects. After only 15 hours since first dose, wound is healing beautifully.
amoxicillin / clavulanate for Otitis Media: Took this medication after regular Amoxicillin did not work for my otitis media with effusion. Worked well except for the fact that it gave me severe diarrhea if taken within a span of 2 hours of ingesting food, so it was very inconvenient when you are working/out of the house. Never heard of this before in fact they recommend you take it with food. I just took it outside of that range of time.
Review by Donna louise (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) for Urinary Tract Infection: After a few days taking Augmentin I had shortness of breath, dizziness and my tongue starting to swell up. My skin felt like was on fire. I had to go to ER, doctor there said I was allergic to that medicine.
Review by phantom jet pilot (taken for less than 1 month):
Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) for Skin and Structure Infection: I have an active pilonidal cyst. For those not familiar with this condition, it is extremely painful. It involves a massive infection. I have been treated with Augmentin XR for 11 days so far. After about 8 days, I could feel a noticeable improvement. It works great, however, it is rather rough on your digestive system.
Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) for Bronchitis: Had bronchitis after five weeks from having CABG surgery. My doctor prescribed Augmentin and it worked after having the first pill. At this time I am in my second day and the fever is gone minor cough and to my surprise my sinuses are clearing too since I have chronic sinus alergies.
13 users found this comment helpful.
Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) for Sinusitis: I had a severe sinus infection and went on Augmentin 875, it has helped. No more headache and facial pain. I was extremely dizzy, nausea, loss of appetite, severe mood/personality change, and hyperactivity. I went off the medicine on day 5, could'nt take the side effects.
26 users found this comment helpful.
Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) for Sinusitis: I felt like crap 36 hours ago (headache, toothache, congested nose) but feel SO much better after 4 doses. I should have gone to the doctor sooner. Mild impact on my digestion, but I'll take that any day in lieu of the debilitating headache and toothache I was experiencing.
19 users found this comment helpful.
Augmentin ES-600 (amoxicillin / clavulanate) for Strep Throat: My son was first given Amoxicillin 400mg/5ML SUSP for his strep throat, but that was not effective in treating his bacteria. He continued to have a high fever so Dr.'s perscribed Augmentin ES-600 SUSP. My son who is 11 years old would LOVE to go back to the Amoxicillin. The taste of the Augmentin is "like swallowing chalk" as my son describes. It also seems to be affecting his taste buds. Everything tastes terrible this week. He is only on day 4 of a 10 day supply, twice a day.
Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) for Sinusitis: I have horrible allergies and get frequent sinus and ear infections. Have been on Z pack, Amoxicillin & Biaxin. Augmentin is the only thing that clears it up. Minimal side effects (some mild nausea) and fast acting.
18 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) for Bacterial Infection: I had a really bad fever and swollen tonsils and this medicine did make all the symptoms go away but after about three days of taking it I now feel sick from the constant diarrhea and nausea.
Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) for Bacterial Infection: Medicine worked great re: double infections; couple days I could feel difference. HOWEVER, side effects were terrible; still around after completing 10-day treatment. Even with daily probiotics and yogurt the digestive/intestinal issues were bad, constant trips to bathroom; eating would immediately create "stomach talk"; could not leave house; had to cancel family trip as travel would have been difficult. Lethargic, weak, blurry vision, exhausted; with all of this it really affected my mentality. FYI: On the 2nd day when side effects began, I spoke with my pharmacist who encouraged me to stay on it if I could endure these "common" side effects, none being allergic. It has worked but still healing from side effects.
21 users found this comment helpful.
Drugs.com provides accurate and independent information on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural products. This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Data sources include Micromedex™ (updated Nov 25th, 2013), Cerner Multum™ (updated Nov 19th, 2013), Wolters Kluwer™ (updated Dec 1st, 2013) and others. To view content sources and attributions, refer to our editorial policy.