Why should I be evaluated for a penicillin allergy?
Taking action to be evaluated for a penicillin allergy can impact your health, safety and wallet. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10% of the U.S. population reports a penicillin allergy, but less than 1% is allergic after testing. Common penicillins include ampicillin, amoxicillin and Augmentin. Penicillin allergy is an abnormal reaction of your immune system to the antibiotic drug prescribed for treating various bacterial infections. These medications are used often to treat ear… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 14, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

America runs out of FOUR child antibiotics and flu drugs as kids bear brunt of 'tripledemic' 
Four crucial drugs for fighting respiratory illnesses are in short supply in America amid the 'tripledemic'. It has been hard to find Augmentin, amoxicillin, Tamiflu and albuterol. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Augmentin (amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, Augmentin XR, Augmentin ES-600, Amoclan)
Title: Augmentin (amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, Augmentin XR, Augmentin ES-600, Amoclan)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/2/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - December 2, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Amoxicillin-Clavulanate Effective for Outpatients With Diverticulitis
TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2021 -- For immunocompetent patients with diverticulitis in the outpatient setting, amoxicillin-clavulanate is as effective as metronidazole with fluoroquinolone, according to a study published online Feb. 23 in the Annals of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Diverticulitis: A New Standard of Care? Diverticulitis: A New Standard of Care?
Clinicians may opt for a fluoroquinolone-sparing approach by using amoxicillin-clavulanate, with no drop in efficacy, new data indicate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

How Are Dental Abscesses Treated?
Discussion Dental caries are one of the most common infections. It is usually caused by Streptococcus viridans. Dental caries are also quite preventable with brushing the teeth at least twice a day with a fluoridated dentifrice, use of dental floss, and preventative dental appointments with application of fluoride varnish and sealants as appropriate. Additionally, fluoridation of the community water supply has significantly decreased dental caries and is a very effective public health measure. Fluoride binds within the dental matrix to strength it. Dental abscesses are usually caused by poor oral hygiene but others are at...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

$1.77M award gives Temple researchers chance to investigate therapy for cocaine addiction
(Temple University Health System) Researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University have received a new $1.77M grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse that will allow them to explore whether a drug called clavulanic acid can help patients recover from cocaine use disorder. Clavulanic acid is part of an existing therapy known as Augmentin. Augmentin combines clavulanic acid with the penicillin-related antibiotic amoxicillin and is used for the treatment of bacterial infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kenya: WHO Issues Alert Over Fake Augmentin Tablets in Kenya
[Nation] The World Health Organisation has confirmed many Kenyans' worst fears -- that they could be taking fake antibiotics, doing more harm to their bodies. The bottle or pack of Augmentin you have carefully stored in your kitchen cabinet could be fake, the WHO has warned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Suprax (cefixime) vs. Augmentin
Title: Suprax (cefixime) vs. AugmentinCategory: MedicationsCreated: 7/9/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/9/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - July 9, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Augmentin (Amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium)
Augmentin (amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium) is a prescription medication that ’s used to treat infections caused by bacteria. It belongs to a class of drugs called penicillin antibiotics. Augmentin comes as an oral tablet and an oral liquid suspension. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Researchers identify faster, more effective drug combination regimens to treat tuberculosis
Tuberculosis is a potentially deadly though curable disease. Each year about 10 million people develop active cases, and 1.6 million people die. In addition, about 1.7 billion people around the world are infected with TB bacteria, which can lie dormant for weeks to years, then become active and cause disease in up to 10 percent of those who are infected.Today, people who contract tuberculosis typically take a course of drugs for six to eight months. However, the length of treatment means some patients don ’t stick with the therapy or may develop adverse effects from drug toxicity. Some may develop resistance to the drugs...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the difference between Augmentin and amoxicillin?
Augmentin and amoxicillin are similar antibiotics that doctors prescribe to treat bacterial infections. Learn about their differences and possible side effects in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

Amoxicillin-Clavulanate Remains Top Choice for Bronchiectasis Exacerbations in Kids Amoxicillin-Clavulanate Remains Top Choice for Bronchiectasis Exacerbations in Kids
Although azithromycin is noninferior to amoxicillin-clavulanate for resolving bronchiectasis exacerbations in children, the shorter time to resolution with amoxicillin-clavulanate makes it the better choice for first-line empirical antibiotic treatment, according to results from the BEST-2 trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Subbing Azithromycin for Augmentin Flops in Pediatric Bronchiectasis
(MedPage Today) -- But macrolide is option for penicillin-hypersensitive kids (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Amoxicillin vs. Augmentin (Comparison of Side Effects and Antibiotic Uses)
Title: Amoxicillin vs. Augmentin (Comparison of Side Effects and Antibiotic Uses)Category: MedicationsCreated: 11/9/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/10/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - November 10, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news