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Can You Get Augmentin (Amoxicillin) Online?
Yes, licensed medical doctors can prescribe Augmentin (Amoxicillin) online after a medical evaluation.
You can speak with one of our online doctors to learn more about Augmentin. Book an online appointment with one of our top doctors using your phone or computer.
During your virtual visit, a physician will review your symptoms and medical history to provide a diagnosis. If the doctor determines that a patient would qualify for Augmentin, they can write a prescription and electronically send it to a nearby pharmacy for pickup.
What Is Augmentin (Amoxicillin)?
Augmentin, also known as amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, is a drug combination that works against many types of bacteria. Because it is a combination drug, it fights more types of bacteria than antibiotics that contain one antibiotic, like amoxicillin.
Augmentin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics and is typically used on younger children to treat many common childhood bacterial infections without severe side effects.
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What Does Augmentin Treat?
Since Augmentin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic, it can treat a wide variety of infections. The list of infections commonly treated with Augmentin includes:
- Ear, nose and throat infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Lower respiratory tract infections
- Skin infections
- Sinus infections
- Bacterial infections associated with COPD
- Pyelonephritis (kidney infections)
- Skin abscess
- Diabetic foot
- Chronic strep throat
There are more conditions Augmentin is used to treat than those listed above. As you can see, Augmentin is a popular antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections in adults and children.
How Does Augmentin Work?
Augmentin works by combining the force of two powerful drugs; these drugs are amoxicillin and clavulanate.
Amoxicillin is an analog of ampicillin that is derived from the basic penicillin nucleus. Alone, this drug is effective against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, a common physical structure of bacteria. The structure of a particular bacterium often determines which drug will be the most effective against it.
Clavulanate is a beta-lactamase blocker; beta-lactamase inhibitors are actually not antibiotics but aid in blocking enzymes that often contribute to antibiotic resistance. The addition of a beta-lactamase blocker to amoxicillin makes Augmentin capable of overcoming many antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This makes Augmentin a broad-spectrum antibiotic because of its ability to treat many different infections.
Augmentin Dosage and Treatment
Augmentin can be taken in the form of a tablet or a suspension. It can be taken with or without food; ask your doctor which they recommend for your situation.
The dosage requirements for adults taking the tablet form are usually 500mg and must be taken every 8-12 hours. A 250mg tablet of Augmentin can also be prescribed but it must be taken every 8 hours.
Those that are suffering from severe infection or infections of the respiratory tract may be prescribed an 875mg tablet that must be taken every 12 hours or a 500mg tablet every 8 hours.
For those users who have difficulty swallowing pills, a liquid form of the medication can be prescribed. The liquid form should be shaken before every use. Measuring the suspension should be precise and based on your doctor’s prescription.
The dosage of liquid form Augmentin can come in 125mg/5mL or 250mg/5mL instead of the 500mg tablet. A 200 mg/5mL or 400 mg/5mL suspensions can be taken instead of the 875mg tablet.
Dosage amounts will be based on the recommendation of your doctor or pharmacist. Always follow your doctor’s instructions when measuring dosages.
It is important to understand that although symptoms may disappear once Augmentin is administered, that does not mean that the user is free of infection. The medication should be used for the complete length of the doctor’s recommended prescription period. Stopping the use of the medication prematurely may result in the return of an infection and can create a bacterial strain resistant to antibiotic treatment.
What are the Benefits of Augmentin?
Augmentin is effective for treating a wide variety of bacterial infections. This antibiotic is effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria and is often prescribed to treat many of the same illnesses that penicillin is used to treat. However, Augmentin is more effective against antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria than penicillin.
What are the Side Effects of Augmentin?
Certain side effects may occur when using this medication. Diarrhea, nausea or vomiting are possible side effects. If any of these effects continue or worsen, please consult your doctor or pharmacist immediately. Taking this medication accompanied with food may help reduce upset stomach.
Be advised that your doctor has prescribed this medication after carefully weighing the risk and benefits of using Augmentin. Therefore, the existence of mild side effects should not be a reason to discontinue the use of this medication.
Most people who use this medication do not experience any serious side effects.
Please consult your doctor right away if you experience any of the following rare side effects:
- Dark urine
- Persistent nausea/vomiting
- Severe stomach/abdominal pain
- Yellow eyes/skin
- Easy bruising/bleeding
- New signs of infection (such as fever, persistent sore throat)
- Unusual tiredness
There is a small chance that this medication may cause a severe intestinal condition called Clostridium Difficile (an infection caused by a type of antibiotic-resistant bacteria). It is possible that this rare condition can manifest during treatment or weeks to months after the treatment period has ended. In the event that you believe you have developed this condition, refrain from using diarrhea-related products or narcotic pain medications. These medications have the potential to make the symptoms associated with this condition worse. Tell your doctor right away if you develop:
- Persistent diarrhea
- Abdominal pain
- Stomach pain/cramping
- Blood/mucus in your stool
Although a serious allergic reaction to this medication is rare, it can occur. If you experience the following symptoms, seek medical help immediately:
- Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
- Severe dizziness
- Trouble breathing
There is a possibility that users of Augmentin will develop a mild rash. Although this may not be serious, it is likely that users of Augmentin will not be able to distinguish between a serious and a mild rash. Therefore, it is advisable to seek medical help if any rash develops.
This is not a complete list of side effects. If any other side effects not listed occur, please contact your doctor or pharmacist.
What are Considerations and Precautions of Augmentin?
Certain precautions should be taken when using Augmentin. Before using this drug, be sure to tell your doctor if you are allergic to:
Please be sure to share with your doctor any other allergies you may have. This product may contain certain inactive ingredients that can cause allergic reactions. Be sure to talk to your doctor for more information.
Your doctor should be fully informed about your medical history before prescribing this drug. Please tell your doctor if you have a medical history of liver disease (including liver problems caused by previous use of amoxicillin/clavulanic acid), kidney disease or a certain type of viral infection such as infectious mononucleosis.
Please inform your doctor or dentist before surgery of all the drugs you are taking. This includes prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products.
Pregnant women should only use this medication when there is a clear need. Discuss the risk and benefits with your doctor. The medication can pass into breast milk.
Can Augmentin Be Prescribed Online?
You can request a prescription for Augmentin online from a licensed doctor after completing a medical evaluation.
If you are interested in requesting an Augmentin prescription online, book an appointment with a PlushCare doctor. PlushCare’s online doctors can meet with you via online video call. During your session, you will go over your symptoms and medical history. If the doctor determines that Augmentin or another medication will help you, they will electronically send a prescription to the pharmacy of your choice.
Telehealth is not appropriate for serious conditions that require immediate attention or emergency care. If you experience any life-threatening issues, call 911 or go to an emergency room immediately.
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