Amoxicillin

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GENERIC NAME:

AMOXICILLIN (a-mox-i-SILL-in) and CLAVULANATE (klav-yoo-LAN-ate)

COMMON USES:

This medicine is a penicillin antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections.

CAUTIONS:

DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE IF YOU HAVE HAD A SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTION to a penicillin antibiotic (such as amoxicillin, ampicillin) or a cephalosporin antibiotic (such as Ceclor, Keflex, Ceftin, Duricef). A severe reaction includes a severe rash, hives, breathing difficulties, or dizziness. If you have a question about whether you are allergic to this medicine, contact your doctor or pharmacist. If your symptoms do not improve within a few days or if they become any worse, check with your doctor. IF MODERATE TO SEVERE DIARRHEA OCCURS during or after treatment with this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist. Do not treat it with non-prescription (over-the-counter) medicines. IF YOU EXPERIENCE difficulty breathing or tightness of chest, swelling of eyelids, face, or lips, or develop a rash or hives, tell your doctor immediately. Do not take any more of this medicine unless your doctor tells you to do so. PHENYLKETONURICS: This medicine may contain aspartame. If you have phenylketonuria or any other condition where you must restrict your intake of aspartame (or phenylalanine), consult your doctor or pharmacist regarding the safe use of this drug. IF YOU HAVE DIABETES MELLITUS, this medicine may cause false test results with some urine glucose tests. Check with your doctor before you adjust the dose of your diabetes medicine or change your diet.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:

SIDE EFFECTS that may go away during treatment include nausea, vomiting, or mild diarrhea. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience a skin rash, hives, or vaginal irritation or discharge. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience yellowing of the skin or eyes, abdominal/stomach pain, loss of appetite, unusual fatigue, or dark urine. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.