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|What are the possible side effects of
amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium?
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking
amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium and seek emergency medical
attention or contact your doctor immediately:
An allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of the throat; hives;
swelling of the lips, face, or tongue; rash; or fainting); or diarrhea
that is severe or lasts longer than 3 days.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue
to take amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium and talk to your doctor if
you experience mild diarrhea; nausea or vomiting; rash; white patches in
the mouth (thrush/yeast infection); or vaginal yeast infection or diaper
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your
doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially
What other drugs will affect amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium?
Before taking amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium, tell your doctor if
you are taking any of the following drugs: allopurinol (Zyloprim);
probenecid (Benemid); or another antibiotic (for the same or for a
You may not be able to take amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium, or
you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during
treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.
Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium may decrease the effectiveness of
birth control pills. Use a second method of birth control while taking
amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium to ensure protection from
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with amoxicillin
and clavulanate potassium. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before
taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal