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Frequently Asked Questions
Take this medication by mouth with a meal or snack as directed by your doctor, usually every 12 hours. Do not take this medication with a high-fat meal because it can decrease the absorption of the drug. Do not crush or chew extended-release tablets. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects. Also, do not split the tablets unless they have a score line and your doctor or pharmacist tells you to do so. Swallow the whole or split tablet without crushing or chewing.For the best effect, take this antibiotic at evenly spaced times. To help you remember, take this medication at the same time(s) every day.Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow, which may result in a return of the infection.Tell the doctor if your condition lasts or gets worse.
|Brand Name Examples||Supplied As||Strength|
|Augmentin||Suspension Reconstituted Oral||250-62.5/5125-31.25/|
|Augmentin Xr||Tablet ER 12 Hr||1000-62.5|
|Generic Examples||Supplied As||Strength|
|Amoxicillin-Clavulanate Pot Er||Tablet ER 12 Hr||1000-62.5|
|Amoxicillin-Clavulanate Potass||Tablet||250-125 Mg500-125 Mg875-125 Mg|
|Suspension Reconstituted Oral||400-57Mg/5200-28.5/5600-42.9/5250-62.5/5|