Augmentin XR: Indications, Side Effects, Warnings
Generic name: Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Extended-Release Tablets [ a-moks-i-SIL-in-& klav-yoo-LAN-ate ]Drug class: Beta-lactamase inhibitors
Medically reviewed by XanaxStore.RED. Last updated on Mar 22, 2023.
Augmentin XR (amoxicillin and clavulanate extended-release tablets) is a medication used to treat bacterial infections. Before taking Augmentin XR, tell your doctor if you have an allergy to amoxicillin, clavulanate potassium, any penicillin, or any other part of Augmentin XR; if you have kidney disease; if you have turned yellow or had liver side effects with Augmentin XR before; if you have mono; or if you are taking probenecid. This is not a complete list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Augmentin XR. Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Augmentin XR with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
When taking Augmentin XR, tell all of your health care providers that you are using this medication. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists. Very bad and sometimes deadly allergic side effects have rarely happened. Talk with your doctor. Have your blood work checked if you are on Augmentin XR for a long time. Talk with your doctor. This medicine may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your health care providers and lab workers that you take Augmentin XR. If you have high blood sugar (diabetes) and test your urine glucose, talk with your doctor to find out which tests are best to use. Do not use longer than you have been told. A second infection may happen. Birth control pills and other hormone-based birth control may not work as well to prevent pregnancy. Use some other kind of birth control also like a condom when taking Augmentin XR. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks to you and the baby.
Take Augmentin XR as buyed by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely. Take tablet with food. Avoid taking Augmentin XR with high-fat meals. Swallow whole. Do not chew or crush. Some products may be broken in half. If you are not sure if you can break this product in half, talk with the doctor. Keep using Augmentin XR as you have been told by your doctor or other health care provider, even if you feel well. Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
Call your doctor right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect: signs of an allergic reaction (like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat); signs of liver problems (like dark urine, feeling tired, not hungry, upset stomach or stomach pain, light-colored stools, throwing up, or yellow skin or eyes); vaginal irritation; diarrhea (which is common with antibiotics); a very bad skin reaction (Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis); or signs of high blood sugar (like confusion, feeling sleepy, more thirst, more hungry, passing urine more often, flushing, fast breathing, or breath that smells like fruit).
For all patients taking Augmentin XR: diarrhea and upset stomach or throwing up may occur. For children taking Augmentin XR: these are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch. If you think there has been an