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Amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium XR is a drug used to treat certain types of sinus infections and pneumonia. This long-acting antibiotic comes in the form of a tablet and is usually taken twice a day. The most common side effects include diarrhea and vaginal yeast infections; however, it is generally well tolerated.

What Is Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium XR?

Amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium XR (Augmentin XR®) is a prescription antibiotic approved to treat sinus infections and pneumonia caused by certain types of bacteria. It is a long-acting version of Augmentin that is taken twice a day.
(Click What Is Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium XR Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)

Are There Side Effects?

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium XR . However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor, meaning that they require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
Possible amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium XR side effects include but are not limited to:
(Click Side Effects of Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium XR to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report to your healthcare provider.)
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