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Side Effects

Antibiotics are serious drugs and can have some uncomfortable side effects. buy augmentin These can include:

  • Gastrointestinal discomfort:Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, upset stomach, loss of appetite, clay-colored stools, and stomach pain
  • Skin issues: Hives, yeast infections (including oral thrush), allergic reactions (skin rash), angioedema (skin swelling), and sensitivity to sunlight

Ask your doctor about any potential severe adverse reactions to watch out for.

Antibiotics work by killing bacteria, but our bodies are full of bacteria. There are more bacterial cells in our bodies than human cells. The vast majority of these bacteria, called our microbiome, are good for us; they help us digest food and support the immune system.

But antibiotics act indiscriminately, killing any bacteria they can find, even good ones. This indiscriminate killing causes some complications, as harmful bacteria may take over parts of our bodies vacated by the bacteria the antibiotic killed.

Some research suggests that taking a probiotic or eating probiotic foods while you’re taking antibiotics can help avoid some of the immediate and long-term effects of antibiotics on your microbiome.

Mechanism Of Action

AUGMENTIN is an antibacterial drug. [see Microbiology]

Clostridium difficile Associated Diarrhea (CDAD)

Newmommylife asked

Hello my 7 month old was prescribed amoxicillin for an ear infection. It has been about one week and a half since he completed the medication, but every now and the I still smell the antibiotics in his urine. How long does it take for the medication to clear the body?