User Reviews for Amoxicillin/clavulanate

Also known as: Amoclan, Augmentin, Augmentin ES-600, Augmentin XR

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Amoxicillin/clavulanate review summary

7.3/10 Average Rating

43 Ratings with 35 User Reviews

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Reviews for Amoxicillin/clavulanate to treat Sinusitis

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Review by katt0103:

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5.0

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): This medication worked to clear up my sinus infection but gave me BLINDING, and I mean BLINDING headaches to the point where I couldn't even move my head without wincing in pain. That was the only side effect I experienced though. My guess is it's a pretty strong antibiotic and can affect everyone differently.

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July 25, 2014 10:13 AM

Review by sinus sufferer 55 (taken for less than 1 month):

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5.0

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): I was prescribed 500 mg twice a day Augmentin for a sinus infection. After the second dose I developed BAD stomach cramps, nausea and loose stools. I continued the Augmentin for three more days but finally had to stop taking it due to the fact that it was completely destroying my stomach. It was working wonders on my sinus infection but the side effects were too much to bear. Worst of all, I'm still having cramps and loose stools even though I stopped taking the Augmentin two days ago. I hope the issues resolve themselves soon and won't require a trip to my gastroenerologist. Augmentin may be fine for some people but it's definitely NOT for me!

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July 22, 2014 10:41 AM

Review by LindsayNicole:

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5.0

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): I was prescribed Augmentin for a severe sinus infection. After about 3 days of taking it, I developed this weird skin rash first on the knuckles of both of my ring fingers, then noticed I had the same spots on my knees in the same place on both knees. This spread to both of my elbows also and creeped me out a little so I just stopped taking the medicine altogether. It did seem to take the sinus infection away, but I make sure to tell my doctors I'm allergic to it now just in case I have a more severe reaction in the future. This rash just looked like red dots, no burning or itching either... Pretty strange.

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June 22, 2014 2:24 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): I have had an upper back molar removed today due to a root abscess I didn't even know existed. My head felt like a pressure cooker, I got an ear infection and the mucus drainage was terrible. I went to the doctor who diagnosed a sinus infection, he told me to get my dentist to X-ray my teeth, which revealed a big abscess at the root. I Had been put on amoxicillin 500mg x3 daily but it wasn't doing a great deal after four days so my GP replaced it with Augmentin)500/125 X 3 daily and after another four days minus a molar the mucus and swelling have improved massively. I can breathe again, plus the head pressure has subsided. Works well at the moment with 3 days of the 7 day course remaining. Hope it works for you. GOOD HEALTH TO YOU ALL.

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May 6, 2014 7:06 PM

Review by MMG09 (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

I felt so awful. I was exhausted. I couldn't focus. I started having some kind of hallucinations, it has been the worst experience. My eyes were in pain. I started on the medication yesterday and my symptoms are not completely gone but I feel so much better already! Thank goodness my doctor knew what to give me.

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April 19, 2014 12:02 AM

Review by HoosierAnna:

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10

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): Had a nasty sinus infection - my entire head seemed locked in a vacuum-grip of pressure, snot, and general awfulness. I felt dizzy, exhausted, irritated, and I think it even began to affect my thinking. I thought it was just a common cold but nope, the real deal. Augmentin 875, 2x/day for 10 days seems to have cleared it out, mostly. BUT HERE'S THE KEY, FOLKS --> Take a good probiotic every morning, about 3 or 4 hours before you take the first dose of Augmentin. Then, when it's time to take your Augmentin, take it with a LOT of food, and take it after the first or second bite of your meal. You'll get through it, and may it heal you as it seems to have healed me. No side effects for me, and I'm one sensitive, hypochondriacal mess normally!

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March 6, 2014 11:27 PM

Review by Amanda B (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

I started taking Amox-Clav 875mg for a mild sinus infection that was causing lots of pain in my sinus cavity by my right ear. I'm on day 4 and this is awful on my stomach. Nausea, bad taste in the back of my throat. I'm almost ready to stop taking it, don't know if I can take six more days of this but the pain by my ear is FINALLY gone.

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February 3, 2014 11:27 AM

Review by tnarmyman:

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1.0

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): I took this medicine for a sinus infection. Worked great for that but the side effects for me were unbearable. On day 7 of the medicine I had the worst stomach cramps that I have ever had and diarrhea. Sleepiness was a constant, slept all day and night. Had no desire to eat at all. Had chills, cough, fever, severe headaches, irritability, heartburn and greatly decreased frequency of urination.

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February 2, 2014 1:17 PM

Review by MarGuy1 (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): 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.

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October 20, 2013 4:51 PM

Review by ma2wycode (taken for less than 1 month):

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8.0

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): 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.

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August 16, 2013 6:07 AM

Review by john Zacca:

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): 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.

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July 22, 2013 1:45 PM

Review by LexiLex:

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7.0

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): 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.

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February 22, 2013 11:54 AM

Review by Sunny95124:

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10

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): 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.

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February 11, 2013 1:08 AM

Review by EllieMaeW:

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9.0

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): 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.

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February 3, 2013 9:13 AM

Review by Irispr:

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10

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): Had a terrible sinus infection and was prescribed Augmentin, It began to work an hour later. No side effects.

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December 15, 2012 6:55 AM

Review by val dal (taken for 1 to 6 months):

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): Amazing - works extremely fast. Side effects are short-lived and petty compared to the efficacy of this medication.

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May 24, 2012 5:31 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): I had a raging sinus infection that quickly spread to my upper chest and was just about to become full blown bronchitis maybe even pneumonia if I had waited any longer. I am sensitive to many antibiotics and had a very bad experience with Biaxin in the past. Anyway, Augmentin 825 twice a day and taken with food I barely had any side effects at all. I have been EXTREMELY impressed with Augmentin and by the second dose the first day I was already 50% better and everything started rapidly improving and all congestion breaking up and clearing. I'm on third day now and I am 90% better, a few days ago I was extremely sick and head was all filled up and ears stuffy too. Works FAST A .

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April 6, 2012 7:59 PM

Review by D.J.:

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7.0

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): I started with infection in my sinus that was mild. Then I got a bad nosebleed that was unrelated to the infection. I had to get one complete side of my nose packed all the way to the sinus cavity (uncomfortable). The doctor gave me Augmentin 875-125 for 2 weeks so no further infection ensued. Almost done with it now and it worked extremely well for the infection. Like some have said, make sure that you have a restroom close by. It will make your gas pretty much unbearably crude.

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January 14, 2012 5:13 AM

Review by O-deb:

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6.0

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): Augmentin is getting rid of my sinus infection BUT the severe diarrhea side effect is going to have to make me quit. I have lost 3 pounds so far, have no energy and can't keep anything in my body. I'm a runner so this is totally NOT acceptable.

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December 13, 2011 6:29 AM

Review by Patiently waiting:

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5.0

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): I was on Augmentin for 10 days, did not resolve the sinus problem. REFILL: Now I have been on Augmentin for 14 days and it has helped SOME, but the infection is still on the left side sinuses and tonsils. Also, at times I experience feelings of light-headedness and I wonder if it is the medication or allergies. My blood pressure seems to be up and down since taking the Augmentin and at times I have body aches and pains that make sleeping difficult. I have increased my fluid intake to offset the dryness, but I wish that the antibiotic would cure the sinus problem. I hope the doctor takes me off this and finds something that works.

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November 18, 2011 7:04 PM

Review by anonymous012345:

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1.0

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): I was on Augmentin for 6 days with virtually no results. I woke up on the 6th day with a severe headache and called the doctor for another prescription. Probably the worst side effect though was severe upset stomach and constipation to the point where medicines for upset stomach and suppositories did not help.

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November 3, 2011 10:46 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): Possibly the greatest thing ever invented. No side effects for me, and it knocks out my long-running sinus infections. Z-packs and other antibiotics are almost useless for me. 875mg Augmentin twice per day for 10 days gets rid of the infection COMPLETELY. Everything else helps for a week or two, and then I'm back to the doctor.

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October 13, 2011 10:56 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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5.0

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): Hard on the stomach.

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August 14, 2011 4:09 PM

Review by debrigard:

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9.0

Worked just fine, with no side effects. I am on the 10th day and have no trace of infection, which is what counts.

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May 2, 2011 12:06 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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6.0

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): Took this for 10 days. Still did not knock out the full infection. We are trying Zithromycin now, 500 mg's for 7 days and then off one week and then 7 more days.

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March 1, 2011 5:38 PM

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