I have a sore throat and am having a difficult time swallowing the large tablets. Can they safely be crushed?
The extended release tablets should not be crushed or chewed, it needs to swallowed either whole or when broken in half.
Augmentin also comes in chewable tablets and oral suspensions. If you are having trouble swallowing the large tablets ask your prescriber to change your prescription on one of these options.
For more information on Augmentin see:
- Amoxicillin / Clavulanate Information for Consumers
- Amoxicillin / Clavulanate Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Amoxicillin / Clavulanate (detailed)
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