Given Augmentin ES-600 for 10 days for Cellulitis in lower leg; now have changed Antibiotics and have had severe pain in both knees in all positions. Is the knee pain from the Augmentin??
Talk to your Dr about it. There are severe hypersensitivity reactions to Augmentin that can cause skin rashes and arthritis type symptoms like joint pain and inflammation. Someone on Augmentin needs to be sure to drink plenty of water because this drug can crystallize leading to kidney failure and can also cause drug induced gout like symptoms. There are other possible causes of your symptoms that may be unrelated to taking the medicine too like infection, arthritis etc. It is best to consult your Dr and have him/her evaluate the situation.
I experienced severe knee pain -- at night only -- during the first two days of Augmentin treatment. On the afternoon of day 3, I went to the ER via ambulance because of unbearable knee/ankle/hand pain and was diagnosed with acute CPPD crystals (also known as pseudogout). I could not walk by myself for almost a week and, 5 weeks later, am still suffering mildly from the affects of the crystals. I honestly can't say for sure that the antibiotic caused this but I won't be taking it again ... just in case.
Last year in late December,I got a cat bite and was prescribed Augmentin,(Before I was always given Cipro,which worked and never bothered me.) Next thing I knew,I had horrible pain in the joint of one knee..and it has never gone away completely even after 8 months.) It is gout like pain and severe at night. Prior to taking this drug,I never had knee pain.
My doctor told me he was prescribing amoxicillin when he really prescribed augmentin... amoxicillin with a number following. I took it for 2 days and was in excruciating pain between waist and knees and could hardly get up from the chair. One time the fire department came and helped me up. Returned to doctor who told me he did not know that joint pain was a side effect, so why don't I take it again to see if it happens again, and then he would know. I was still in pain when I went to him!!! He knows I do not take any other prescription drugs!!! My new primary doctor knew exactly what happened when I told him. I was in pain for four months, and went to 3 or 4 doctors who could not tell me what happened. I am very upset with my original primary doctor!!
- Augmentin ES-600 Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Augmentin ES-600 (detailed)
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