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Co amoxiclav side effects

Updated February 21, 2017

Co-Amoxiclav is a prescription medication used to treat sinusitis, bronchitis and infections of your ears, urinary tract, reproductive system, abdomen, soft tissues and teeth. Despite its effectiveness, Co-Amoxiclav poses a risk of side effects in some patients.

Significance

According to clinical trials published by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, approximately 3 per cent of users discontinue Co-Amoxiclav use due to side effects.

Types of Common Side Effects

Common side effects of Co-Amoxiclav include diarrhoea, loose stools, nausea, skin rashes, vomiting and vaginal infections.

Time Frame

Side effects of Co-Amoxiclav usually develop during the first few days of use, diminishing as your body becomes accustomed to the effects of the drug.

Risks

Some patients develop serious allergic reactions to Co-Amoxiclav, resulting in hives, shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat, shock and even death. Additionally, there is a risk of developing an inflammation of the colon known as colitis.

Considerations

The gout medication Probenecid increases your risk of developing side effects from Co-Amoxiclav, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Faith Davies has been writing professionally since 1996, contributing to various websites. She holds an LAH insurance license in the state of Pennsylvania and has experience as a bank branch manager and lending officer. Davies graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts in art history.