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User Reviews for Amoxicillin / clavulanate to treat Otitis Media

Also known as: Augmentin, Augmentin XR, Amoclan

Amoxicillin / clavulanate has an average rating of 4.4 out of 10 from a total of 44 ratings for the treatment of Otitis Media. 32% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 52% reported a negative effect.

Amoxicillin/clavulanate Rating Summary

4.4/10 average rating

44 ratings from 48 user reviews.

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Reviews for Amoxicillin / clavulanate

Miles · Taken for less than 1 month September 16, 2018

“I’m my third day at 875mg twice a day and experiencing zero side effects. I thought it would affect my stomach as I have an acidic stomach and it hasn’t. Not sure if it’s working on ear infection yet will post after I finish the 7 day course. Please note: If I’d read the experiences people post here I’d never have taken it so I hope this helps someone if they’ve been prescribed this medication.”

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MD8700 · Taken for less than 1 month October 20, 2018

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “This is the only medication that works for my chronic ear infections. I get 5-6 ear infections per year, I’m 23 so not a common problem at my age. The last two infections I ruptured my ear drum, which is extremely painful, but within 1 days of taking augmentin the drainage has stopped and after 3 days the pain is completely gone. I usually notice some GI issues, but I can deal with it for how well this medication clears the infection.”

10 / 10
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CommanderShep June 3, 2021

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “I took 875mg 2 x per day. It cleared up my ear infection however I had diarrhea for most of the 4 days I was taking it. It was a constant diarrhea too and a few times it just happened, I wasn’t able to control it. I took with a probiotic each day. I felt nauseous each day and each time I took it. I also felt very out of sorts mentally and felt like I struggled doing my job and felt anxiety. The day I didn’t take it during work I felt much better and back to normal. I dropped after five days and do not intend to take again. This was a terrible experience.”

8 / 10
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Wildman · Taken for less than 1 month May 7, 2019

“I see a lot of reviews here regarding GI upset with amoxicillin and clavulanate . My way of avoiding GI upset is to simply take a complete digestive enzyme before each meal and only take my antibiotics on a full stomach not before or in the middle of my meal. I also take a probiotic between doses of antibiotics. Hope this helps someone out there”

8 / 10
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Anbrow · Taken for less than 1 month July 25, 2019

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “A 10 day round of this did not heal my middle ear infection. The day after I finished the antibiotics I woke up with the same symptoms that I presented with 10 days prior. I had some vertigo feelings around day 6 or 7, but maybe it was just the infection spreading. I had no side effects, but it also didn't work.”

2 / 10
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Fwbwritergirl · Taken for less than 1 month January 19, 2020

“I took Augmentin 875mg twice a day for a really bad ear infection. It worked very quickly to resolve the inner ear pain from the infection after 24 hours or 3 doses. Yes, it made me very nauseas because I forgot to eat food with it but once I took some Zofran-ODT 8mg along with some food, I felt no more nausea. Also, highly recommend taking a probiotic to prevent intestinal issues (read: diarrhea and gas). I have taken Augmentin in the past for a sinus infection and it worked very well then too. I am sorry that some people did not gain relief from Augmentin but I hope these individuals were able to see their physicians to get a different antibiotic for their infection that worked better for them.”

10 / 10
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Greyhound · Taken for less than 1 month October 12, 2018

“I think perhaps people get motivated to write reviews of a drug when they’ve had a bad experience of it, I took this pill for several courses as a teen, due to chronic recurrent ear infections. I never had any issues. Everyone is different and can tolerate different meds.”

10 / 10
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Nikki · Taken for less than 1 month July 2, 2021

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “Prescribed 1000 mg 2x a day for ear infection and painful sinuses. Took the first 9 doses with food and probiotics. Sinuses and ears are better (right ear is not 100% yet). After dose 9 I started having indigestion pains. These pains lasted from 8 pm to 4 am (consistent with info about the drug’s half-life). I couldn’t sleep, had to stay sitting up. It was not fun. I did not take any the next day. I’ve called my doctor about switching to plain old amoxicillin.”

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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month April 21, 2021

“I got prescribed this antibiotic for an ear infection and it didn't work, my ear is still swollen! I ended up going back to the urgent care and they finally prescribed me eardrops which the first doctor should've done in the first place!”

1 / 10
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Angielcfc October 23, 2015

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “The side effects of this drug were so awful I now fear antibiotics. It gave me severe headaches, extreme fatigue accompanied by inability to sleep, nausea, itchy skin. It also affected my mental health. I felt sad and sat crying my eyes out for no obvious reason. Truly horrible experience.”

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Earlady · Taken for less than 1 month July 1, 2017

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “I have chronic ear problems and ear infections. I had on ear drum rupture and the other had fluid behind the ear drum. I am no stranger to antibiotics. It's day 7 and my stomach started rejecting the antibiotic so I missed a dose. I just got some activia and I am going to try to finish the med. My ears have cleared up for sure though. I can hear great it really cleared out any infection. My sinuses feel great too. I honestly think 7 days is enough for this med especially if you get a super strong dose but I want to finish it I don't want ear infections to come back. Take with milk and buy some activia yogurt for sure.”

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jmcd2017 May 31, 2017

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “This medication has always worked great for me whenever I have an ear infection...much better than the regular Amoxicillin too. However, be sure to follow your doctor's orders by taking this medicine with food while getting enough probiotics as it will give you stomach problems along with diarrhea if you don't comply.”

9 / 10
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Alexis · Taken for less than 1 month March 20, 2020

“Was prescribed this medicine for 10 days, had to finish on the 7th day. Absolutely terrible side effects. Chest pain, shortness of breath, diarrhea, constipation, muscle aches, muscle spasms, eye twitching. I took the medicine with food and still had awful acid reflux. Five days without the medication, and I am still having chest pain, diarrhea, muscle aches, ear ringing, anxiety, etc. I hope all of this goes away soon so I can get back to normal. It did clear the ear infection, but I would never take this again.”

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Horribly Ill in SLC · Taken for less than 1 month September 12, 2019

“I have had an ongoing ear infection that has become unbearable, so doc put me on these torturous pills - amoxicillin with clavulanate 875mg. I'm so sick I'm crying from pain and exhaustion. I have uncontrollable watery, bloody diarrhea and can't seem to get a handle on it. I'm going to lose my jobs because it's impossible to stand at a counter with constant purging, and I'm freaking out quite frankly.”

4 / 10
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xxxleeannaxxx · Taken for less than 1 month May 15, 2014

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “I took this when I had acute externa otitis media. My ear was hurting really badly and it was swelled up. I couldn't sleep on the side of the affected ear, couldn't open my jaw wide enough to eat/yawn. It was horrid. I was prescribed 10 tabs (twice a day) and after my prescription, the swelling reduced significantly and also my skin looks amazing. I do not have any side effects. But I love what this medicine has done to my skin especially. I do get very bad breakouts at time, especially when I keep my make up on for too long. Even my colleagues commented on how clean my face looks at the moment. ”

9 / 10
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BG46342 · Taken for less than 1 month July 13, 2021

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “Took this for a severe ear infection and man did I feel so bad on and after taking this. I had horrible migraines starting on day 2 and ending 48 hr after finishing the full 2 x d, 10 day prescription. My ear infection actually got worse while on this and I spiked a fever on day 8. I was really hoping this would have helped and maybe for some it does however, for me I would prefer to never take this again. After this, I was put on a different medication and have had much better results.”

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MommyMel May 13, 2014

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “This drug was prescribed for my 2.5 year old for Acute Otitis Media Serous. The first two days were great and he felt better within hours of taking it, but by third day his stomach was so messed up. Took Probiotics and gave yogurt, but 4 blow out diapers in a matter of hours, followed by nausea, and his booty was so red that he couldn't even sit down. The side effects were to severe and had to take him off as his little system could not withstand 10 days of it.”

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Anonymous December 22, 2016

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “was prescribed a 10 day course of augmentin for ear infection and bronchitis, and by day three had diarrhea, a severe headache and nausea. started probiotics and that helped a little. now after being off of it for 1 day i have developed a yeast infection. the meds did help the infection but i felt like i was going to die in the meantime. i will never take this med again”

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AOM November 7, 2009

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “For my son, who got multiple ear infections, Augmentin worked well. We always increase his yogurt intake while on antibiotics and he's has little to no trouble with this side effect. Seems to taste Okay to him too. good drug...try to be proactive about the diarrhea and/or yeast infection with porbiotics and taking the med with food. my two cents...”

9 / 10
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Shewsbury May 12, 2015

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “I have chronic otitis media problem which I had since I was 14 (I am now 37) and the 1gm dose of Augmentin for a week, 1 tablet daily - is by far the best solution for me. Experienced a bit if nausea but its not so bad. This is the best antibiotics for my otitis media condition for now. Love it!!!”

10 / 10
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ANicole February 12, 2019

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “First, let me start by saying that I don't really do well with antibiotics. I was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2005 (positive blood test), and I've had autoimmune issues ever since. For some reason antibiotics tend to make me feel really bad, but there are times when I'm left with no choice but to take them. So...I was diagnosed last week with a severe ear infection. Ruptured eardrum, draining ear. Anyway, I had to take an antibiotic and this was the one prescribed. I was prescribed this at 1000mg/2 times per day. First and second day I felt a little run down, but attributed it to the infection. Pretty much the same with the third and fourth day, but a little more intense. By the 5th and 6th day I literally felt like I was losing my mind. Felt super weak, anxious, and panic attacks galore! Today was my 8th day on the medication and I literally almost called 911 tonight! My heart was beating so fast, legs were super weak, head was spinning...just felt horrific!”

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dikeee · Taken for less than 1 month August 5, 2017

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “So far its slowly working for my ear infection. The pain has lessened but still have mild pain. I'm on my 4th day. Hopefully in 6 days the ear will be completely healed. There are some minor side effects I have noticed. Particularly some joint pain but it is not bad and mild. Maybe a little nausea in my stomach too, but very mild. I'm just happy my pain has lessened in the ears. I took the augmetin generic for Amoxicillin/clauvantic acid 875mg twice daily for 10 days.”

6 / 10
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Sweetchks · Taken for less than 1 month April 19, 2021

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “Never again. Actually I have taken this before no problems. This time different story! Not sure why they gave me such a high dose. Dr told me to wait a few days before starting to see if ear pain cleared as my ear really wasn’t inflamed. I did just though but then figured I would just take it. I got 5 doses in me before the stomach pain started. Now I also have weird tingling and leg pains. So I dumped them! Hopefully my side effects resolve as quickly as they came. I also am starting to get a yeast infection!”

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NE February 25, 2009

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “My 17 month old son gets many ear infections. After 8 days on this one he had an allergic reaction. The doctors in ER told us he is allergic to Penicillin. Also, his ear infection didn't clear-up with this antibiotic. Maybe others will have better luck.”

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Carmen · Taken for less than 1 month March 3, 2018

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): “I was prescribed Augmentin for healing my ear infection. I threw up shortly after taking the first dose, I felt dizzy and very unwell. I will never take this medicine again. I feel worse than I did before taking it. Amoxicillin by itself should do the trick, without all the side effects of Augmentin.”

1 / 10
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