Augmentin XR Medication Information
Augmentin XR® (amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium XR) is an antibiotic used to treat certain types of sinus infections and pneumonia. It contains two different medications: amoxicillin (a penicillin antibiotic) and clavulanate potassium (a beta-lactamase inhibitor that helps amoxicillin work better). The medicine comes in tablet form and is typically taken twice a day. It should be taken at the start of a meal, as food helps the body absorb it better.
This drug may not be suitable for everyone. Before starting treatment, be sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information about all the medications you take and any other medical conditions you have. Some people may not be able to take Augmentin XR if they have certain medical conditions, such as liver or kidney disease. Some of the common side effects include nausea, vaginal yeast infections, and diarrhea.
(Click Augmentin XR for more information on this medication. This article explains how the antibiotic works, describes other side effects, and offers some general safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)