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Amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium XR (Augmentin XR®) is a prescription antibiotic that comes in the form of a tablet. It is approved to treat sinus infections and pneumonia caused by certain types of bacteria. In most cases, it is taken twice a day. Before taking this antibiotic, tell your healthcare provider if you have any allergies or are pregnant or breastfeeding. Your healthcare provider also needs information on your medical history, such as whether you have liver or kidney disease.
Every medicine presents risks, and amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium XR is no exception. The most common side effects include diarrhea, nausea, and vaginal yeast infections. However, most people are able to take this medication without any problems. If side effects do occur, they tend to be mild and easy to treat.
(For more information, click Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium XR. This overview article takes an in-depth look at why this antibiotic may not be suitable for everyone, what to do if you miss a dose, generic availability, and more.)
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