Amoxicillin and clavulanate is an antibiotic in a group of drugs called penicillins. Amoxicillin and clavulanate fights bacteria in the body.

Amoxicillin and clavulanate is used to treat many different infections caused by bacteria, such as sinusitis, pneumonia, ear infections, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, and infections of the skin.

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  • Augmentin, Augmentin ES-600, Augmentin XR
  • Severity: Major
    You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking amoxicillin / clavulanate:

    Less common:
    Hives or welts
    itching of the vagina or genital area
    pain during sexual intercourse
    redness of the skin
    skin rash
    thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor
    Bloody or cloudy urine
    greatly decreased frequency of urination or amount of urine
    swelling of the feet or lower legs
    Incidence not known:
    Abdominal or stomach cramps or tenderness
    back, leg, or stomach pains
    black, hairy tongue
    black, tarry stools
    bleeding gums
    blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
    blood in the stools
    bloody nose
    chest pain
    clay-colored stools
    cough or hoarseness
    cracks in the skin
    dark urine
    diarrhea, watery and severe, which may also be bloody
    difficulty with breathing
    difficulty with moving
    difficulty with swallowing
    fast heartbeat
    fever with or without chills
    general body swelling
    general feeling of tiredness or weakness
    heavier menstrual periods
    increased thirst
    joint or muscle pain
    large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
    light-colored stools
    loss of appetite
    loss of heat from the body
    lower back or side pain
    muscle stiffness
    nausea or vomiting
    pain, swelling, or redness in the joints
    painful or difficult urination
    pale skin
    pinpoint red spots on the skin
    puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
    red skin lesions, often with a purple center
    red, irritated eyes
    red, swollen skin
    scaly skin
    sore throat
    sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
    swollen glands
    tightness in the chest
    troubled breathing with exertion
    unpleasant breath odor
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    unusual weight loss
    upper right abdominal or stomach pain
    vomiting of blood
    white patches in the mouth or throat or on the tongue
    white patches with diaper rash
    yellow eyes or skin
    If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking amoxicillin / clavulanate, get emergency help immediately:

    Symptoms of overdose:
    Abdominal or stomach pain
    cloudy urine
    greatly decreased frequency of urination or amount of urine
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with amoxicillin / clavulanate may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    dry mouth
    irregular heartbeats
    tooth discoloration
    trouble sitting still
    trouble with sleeping
    Incidence not known:
    Burning feeling in the chest or stomach
    redness, swelling, or soreness of the tongue
    stomach upset
    swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  • (oral tablet, chewable, oral tablet, oral powder for reconstitution, oral tablet, extended release)
  • Bacterial Infection

    Treating certain bacterial infections. It may be used in combination with other medicines to treat acne or certain amoeba infections. It may be used to prevent certain types of malaria in travelers who will be visiting malaria-infected areas for less than 4 months. It may also be used to prevent or slow the progression of anthrax after exposure. Doryx delayed-release capsules are a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria. Slowing the bacteria's growth allows the body's immune system to destroy the bacteria.