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User Reviews for Amoxicillin / clavulanate to treat Bronchitis

Also known as: Augmentin, Augmentin XR, Amoclan

Amoxicillin / clavulanate has an average rating of 6.5 out of 10 from a total of 45 ratings for the treatment of Bronchitis. 62% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 31% reported a negative effect.

Amoxicillin/clavulanate Rating Summary

6.5/10 average rating

45 ratings from 48 user reviews.

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Reviews for Amoxicillin / clavulanate

cabg April 11, 2013

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “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.”

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Anonymous April 15, 2012

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “Cleared up a bad case of bronchitis in a week and only side effects were some coughing an hr or so after taking it as all the bacteria was dying and body getting rid of it in the mucus. Take it with food and a lot of water. It works excellent, side effects are very minor and you should also consider taking a probiotic during and after using it just take a few hrs before or after it. Very effective antibiotic!”

10 / 10
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Stad erect · Taken for less than 1 month March 2, 2020

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “Hit with a sore throat, cough etc...thought it was a cold. I went back to work after limited activity for a weekend and taking Monday off. Two days later I was worse!!! Thinking it was the flu, I went to the Dr. after a night of heavy coughing, major phlegm from this coughing and cramping, unable to have a bowel movement, tried to vomit, (It was globs of only blood! I was taking severe strength cold/flu medicine (650 mg acetaminophen every 4 hours), which contributed to the constipation. I had no voice along with the sore throat and being very weak. The Dr. said I had Bronchitis and not the flu. (Temperature was 98.5 BP 117/82.) Prescribed Augmentin. I was alive again after 4 hours from taking this! 3 days into a 10 day regimen and I feel so much better. I Never had Bronchitis before. This is a great treatment! No side effects as of now.”

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slancio November 16, 2009

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “This is the best antibiotic for the treatment of sinusitis and bronchitis. ALL antibiotics can give you diarrhea because they also can destroy the 'good' bacteria in your gut. You can alleviate this by taking a pro-biotic in small doses, or just have some yogurt for breakfast.”

10 / 10
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RetiredRN2 March 30, 2016

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “Excellent antibiotic for bronchitis! I haven't been sick in over 1 year since full time retirement as a nurse manager; Spring hit early in Rhode Island, with its fluctuating temperatures & abounding viruses/bacteria and wham! Sickness W a nagging cough and productive sputum came with it. Augmentin for 7"days was prescribed by the NP. On day 4, and feeling much better”

10 / 10
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msdulce · Taken for less than 1 month November 20, 2014

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “This is the second time I have been on this medicine for bronchitis. The first time around it worked great but this time not so fast. I have been on it for 4 days and my symptoms are still the same just not as intense.”

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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month August 3, 2012

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “Went to urgent care for chronic bronchitis and doc gave me Biaxin which I told him it did not work in past...fever elevated two degrees in two days..went back he gave me doxycycline which eventually stopped the yellow mucus production for a few days then right back. I went to my own doctor this morning and she gave me Augmentin. Have an allergy to Avelox. After one dose I can tell this is working better than doxycycline did in two days so definitely recommend.”

10 / 10
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Bill E · Taken for less than 1 month December 28, 2018

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “Knocked out in short order a bad case of Bronchitis. Coughing jags that were out of control stopped within the first 24 hours. Now on eighth day of meds and feel human again. Only side effect was slight diarrhea .”

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Strong and Effective April 19, 2017

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “I'd been struggling with a very nasty Bronchitis for over 10 days, had been taking useless Amoxicillin to no avail. Switched over to Augmentin Duo Forte and had some much needed relief in only 5 hours. I've found this combo very effective for Bronchitis/Pneumonia and Sinus, which I suffer every April with a change in Weather. Sure you do need to take some probiotics. All good from me.”

9 / 10
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Gisel · Taken for less than 1 month April 16, 2019

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “This antibiotic is the best when it comes to treating sinus infections, I have had bronchitis for about 3 months and it’s clearing everything up! I have a very weak stomach and have never been able to take antibiotics and finish a full round, so this time I started taking Omeprazole 30 minutes before my dose is due and, of course, with food and only once experienced stomach upset. I have read a lot of people complain about diarrhea, I suffer from constipation and have been to the bathroom very often, so I’m guessing that is my equivalent of that”

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SadieD · Taken for less than 1 month December 29, 2014

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “I am on day 2 of Antibiotics. I took the Z pack only one dose and had horrible reaction to it. (Swelling of face, fever, diarrhea YOU NAME IT) Stopped taking it and two days later started Augmentin. I have been taking Culturelle (Lactobacillus GG) Two hours before or after taking the antibiotics. Seems to be helping. No diarrhea. No gas. No hives/Itchy skin. But I don't know if its long enough to tell. ***Take those pro-biotics. *** Dairy products are putting me over the edge. Stick to non dairy while taking this.”

8 / 10
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G June 24, 2018

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “I've always struggled with asthma/bronchitis since I was a kid. It has always been a yearly thing(usually around the summer). This drug always help me clear out the issue. It does take around 4-5 days with the help of my asthma meds, too.. but nonetheless, really effective. Giving it an 8 mainly because I had tried zithromax before and it relieved symptoms in 2 days.”

8 / 10
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jerrythesurfer · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 3, 2018

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “had bronchitis going on 1 week and finally visited a Dr. that prescribed Augmentin. Was also given an injection of another antibiotic and a steriod. This evening 12 hours later I'm feeling so much better”

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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month October 29, 2017

“Treated for Bronchitis and sinus infection. Spent a week and a half with little to no sleep because of the horrific cough. When I fell asleep I'd wake up drenched then was freezing cold. When I blew my nose nasty bright yellow discharge would appear. I finally saw a doctor who prescribed me augmentin 875/125. I took one pill the first day and by the second day my cough was so much better. Got two more pills in before bed the second day and slept like a baby that second night. I could tell it was just knocking it all out of my system! Two more days left of the antibiotic and feeling near 100%!! Very happy with the results of this antibiotic!!!!!”

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Aces May 12, 2017

“I was on azithromycin for 12 days to break loose my deep chest congestion however my body becoming resistant to this drug. I spoke to my doctor, she set me up on amox-clav 875-125 mg. 1 tab every 12 hrs for 14 days. I'm on day 4 and I'm drying out. I feel it not so much in my chest as I do my overall body (sinus, and dry eyes). 10 more days to go. I think this get the job done.”

8 / 10
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Aditaleh · Taken for less than 1 month February 6, 2018

“I had pneumonia 2x in one year for the first time in my life (75 years old). Amoxicillin/Clavulanate was the only antibiotic that addressed my pneumonia, after trying other antibiotics. Now I have bronchitis, and have been living with an undiagnosed sinus infection for months. I started taking Amoxicilin/Clavulanate 6 Days ago and it seems to be taking care of my bronchitis and sinus infection. This has been the only antibiotic that has worked for me to treat pneumonia, bronchitis, and sinus infections! I am grateful!”

8 / 10
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Anonp · Taken for less than 1 month June 9, 2015

“Prescribed Amox-Clav after trying to fight off bronchitis by myself for 2 weeks. Given 875 mg/twice a day for 10 days. By day 3 I noticed a dramatic lessening of my coughing, clearing of my sinuses (which was unexpected). By day 5 my cough is almost completely gone. On day 5 my stools are very off -- almost nothing is produced and it's slimy in consistency. I will try probiotics to see if it helps. Note last night and the first day I took this I suddenly felt cold and started shaking for 15 minutes. I layered up immediately and felt fine after 10 minutes or so. I suspect being hungry triggered this. When I eat a bit of food just before the pill my stomach cramps are far less. I also recommend taking yogurt for diaherria.”

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briea April 4, 2014

“I have sinusitis and bronchitis at the same time. I have been in so much pain in my head and chest for the past 5 days so my doctor prescribed me amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium tablets 875mg and 125mg. This medicine has caused dizziness, nausea, exhaustion, and weakness. ”

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its just pat · Taken for less than 1 month February 5, 2017

“On 875 mg twice a day for bronchitis and sinus infection. I ate and took med with A LOT of water. Minimal stomach upset. Today is last day of med, feeling 80% better but tired. I was couch bound for 5 days prior to taking the med and was so sick I thought it was pneumonia.”

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Jkflip88 November 18, 2016

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “After just 2 doses of planned 10 day 2x/day 875mg treatment got VIOLENTLY ILL, literally projectile vomited on brand new carpet as I couldn't get the 10 feet to toilet fast enough. Stopped medicine immediately but still had massive, continuous diarrhea for almost 3 weeks, lost 17 lbs in 14 days! It was so bad/went on so long the Dr actually tested me for Cdiff, which was negative. Will never, ever take this again!”

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CBarnes70 · Taken for less than 1 month March 9, 2015

“I was prescribed 875mg bid.. It gave me strong side effects: heart skipping, dizziness and weakness. I reduced it to once a day to see if it would reduce any side effect. It did reduce some dizziness and weakness.. But my chest pain remains. I stopped taking it. I am going to see doctor to find out why my chest hurts.”

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IsabelKitty · Taken for less than 1 month April 30, 2016

“It worked for my broncitus but gave me diarhea & yeast infection. I felt better in my chest, worse in my pants. I forgot the last time I was on amoxicillian I also had diarhea. Not taking it again, will ask for something else.”

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Mandaza February 26, 2017

“Was on 10 day 2x a day regime. Felt better, fever broke after 2 days, but cough never went away. About a week after finishing my symptoms came back full force and worse. Had to go back to the Dr and got a z pack, prednisone, and an inhaler. I've been sick for 3 weeks. This drug didn't get rid of my infection and I was very disappointed. Hoping the z pack works.”

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MAD AS HELL June 5, 2015

“I was given AMOX 500MG/CLAVULAN 125MG to be taken 3 times a day for 10 days for Bronchitis at a walk-in clinic. The 3rd day into this Rx I developed severe uncontrollable watery diarrhea 45 times a day, by day 6, I stopped taking the Rx. I went for weeks with severe diarrhea this Rx wiped out ALL my gut flora, clostridium difficile attacked my large intestine and colon. It took 4 months of antibiotics & living on a BRAT diet to get this under some control to a point where I am only be having diarrhea 8-10 times per day, for the past 20 months, my body still doesn't know how to form a stool. I live with c. difficile. My GP will not prescribe me any antibiotics at all now. Clavulan has destroyed my body!”

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jarobeiz · Taken for less than 1 month October 2, 2018

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “Scary. I had taken this a year ago and had to stop after 2 days because I was getting really bad palpitations. Last week (I figured I'd give it a second try), I took 1 dose of Augmentin before bed and ended up in the ER about 4 1/2 hours later with a full body rash (after only 1 dose!). My skin was on fire. Purple blotches all over. Stomach upset. Back pain. Spent the next 3 days with a terrible rash and hives. Turns out I'm allergic to anything penicillin based (amoxicillin). I'm sure it's a very good/strong antibiotic for those that can tolerate it, but if you've had any type of an adverse reaction in the past, whether stomach upset or rash, etc., I'd highly advise staying away. Could be that you have an actual allergy and that it's not just a bad side effect of the drug. Stick with Levaquin!”

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