Doctor wanted to give me Augmentin but I took it once before and had a reaction of constant itching. She gave me amoxicillian instead. I have kidney disease, and was just wondering if the amox will work to stop this infection.? doctor said augmentin would work better with this type of bacteria. will amox still work?
Are you allergic to sulfa? Bactrim is usually drug of choice for UTI and if you cant take that Cipro is good but expensive. Amoxicillin is not the best choice because it doesnt work as well against anaerobic bacteria (those found in the bladder are often anaerobic)and β-lactamase-positive strains. Augmentin has amoxicillan and clavulanate potassium which helps the antibiotic work better against anaerobic bacteria. Here is what the literature states: The formulation of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid in Augmentin protects amoxicillin from degradation by β-lactamase enzymes and effectively extends the antibiotic spectrum of amoxicillin to include many bacteria normally resistant to amoxicillin and other β-lactam antibiotics. Thus, Augmentin possesses the properties of a broad-spectrum antibiotic and a β-lactamase inhibitor. If your infection is by E. Coli though (a common cause of UTI because of anatomy especially in women. E Coli live in the digestive tract) the amoxicillin will only work if they are β-lactamase-negative strains.
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