GlaxoSmithKline | Augmentin (Medication)


Augmentin is indicated for the treatment of the following infections in adults and children:acute bacterial sinusitis; acute otitis media; acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis; community acquired pneumonia; cystitis; pyelonephritis; skin and soft tissue infections in particular; cellulitis, animal bites, severe dental abscess with spreading cellulitis; bone and joint infections, in particular osteomyelitis.

Consideration should be given to official guidance on the appropriate use of antibacterial agents. ...

Side Effect:

Very common side effects may include:diarrhoea - seek immediate medical advice if you get diarrhoea during treatment or shortly after you have stopped taking Augmentin.

Common side effects may include:gastrointestinal effects such as nausea, vomiting; infection of the skin, nails or mucous membranes. Uncommon side effects may include:abnormal laboratory test results; feeling dizzy; headaches; indigestion; skin rashes, urticaria or itching.

Rare side effects may include:blood and bone marrow problems; erythema multiforme - seek immediate medical advice if you get any type of skin reaction.

Other side-effects may include:black tongue; changes in blood clotting time; colitis; convulsions - convulsions have been reported in people who have received high doses of Augmentin or in people with kidney problems; hyperactivity; hypersensitivity reactions including angioedema, anaphylaxis, and vasculitis; kidney problems liver problems including jaundice; may affect the results for certain tests overgrowth of micro-organisms that are not affected by Augmentin skin problems such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis; urinary problems. ...


Do not use Augmentin if you are allergic to amoxicillin or clavulanate potassium, or if you have ever had liver problems caused by this medication. Do not use if you are allergic to any other penicillin antibiotic.

To make sure you can safely take this medicine, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:liver disease (or a history of hepatitis or jaundice); kidney disease; mononucleosis; or if you are allergic to a cephalosporin antibiotic, such as cefdinir, cefprozil, cefuroxime, cephalexin and others. ...