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What does Amox TR K CLV treat?

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Amox TR K CLV, also known as Augmentin, treats sinusitis, pneumonia, bronchitis, ear infections, urinary tract infections and skin infections, states Drugs.com. It is a penicillin antibiotic consisting of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium.

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A mild rash, stomach upset, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are common side effects of Amox TR K CLV, according to WebMD. Taking the medication with food reduces stomach discomfort. Serious side effects are rare but include dark urine, persistent nausea and vomiting, severe abdominal pain, easy bruising or bleeding, yellowing of skin or eyes, and unusual tiredness. If these develop, discontinue use and call a doctor immediately. The drug can also cause oral thrush or yeast infections when used over a long period of time or over repeated courses.

Antibiotic use can cause a new infection marked by severe, watery diarrhea with or without blood in the stool. If these symptoms occur, call a doctor and avoid the use of anti-diarrheal and narcotic medications, says WebMD.

Those with a history of kidney or liver disease, mononucleosis, or who are allergic to penicillin or cephalosporin antibiotics should not take Amox TR K CLV, states Drugs.com. Those who take allopurinol, blood thinners or probenecid should take this medication with caution.

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