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Review: could Augmentin cause Anaphylaxis?

Summary: Anaphylaxis is found among people who take Augmentin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Augmentin '125', and have Preventive health care.

We study 18,845 people who have side effects while taking Augmentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 566 have Anaphylaxis. Find out below who they are, when they have Anaphylaxis and more.

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Augmentin

Augmentin has active ingredients of amoxicillin; clavulanate potassium. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from 19,424 Augmentin users)

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis (serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, asthma, high blood pressure, premedication, pain. (latest reports from 28,933 Anaphylaxis patients)

On Jan, 12, 2015: 18,845 people reported to have side effects when taking Augmentin. Among them, 566 people (3.00%) have Anaphylaxis.

Trend of Anaphylaxis in Augmentin reports

Time on Augmentin when people have Anaphylaxis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anaphylaxis99.71%0.29%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Anaphylaxis when taking Augmentin * :

FemaleMale
Anaphylaxis50.52%49.48%

Age of people who have Anaphylaxis when taking Augmentin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anaphylaxis0.94%2.44%3.94%8.63%13.88%21.58%18.39%30.21%

Severity of Anaphylaxis when taking Augmentin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Anaphylaxis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Prophylaxis (56 people, 9.89%)
  2. Bronchitis (26 people, 4.59%)
  3. Asthma (16 people, 2.83%)
  4. Sinusitis (11 people, 1.94%)
  5. General anaesthesia (11 people, 1.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Augmentin '125' (416 people, 73.50%)
  2. Diprivan (86 people, 15.19%)
  3. Sufenta (30 people, 5.30%)
  4. Aspirin (28 people, 4.95%)
  5. Nimbex (27 people, 4.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Augmentin and Cardiac arrest - My husband (46) always perfectly healthy, took Augmenin 875 for 4 days after a dental treatment. 2 days after completing taking it, while running 6 km on the beach in the early morning, he collapsed with a Cardiac arrest (ventricular fibrillation). Luckily he was saved by a doctor with a defibriallator who was nearby. All the tests they run in the hospital show that his heart is very healthy and that he doesn't have any heart diseases. They are suggesting "Brugada Syndrom" but I'm not convinced. His late mother had a terrible allergy to Augmentin and almost died from it and his late father also had an allergy to Penicillin, so does his sister. When I suggested that the Augmentin might be the cause which led to the Cardiac arrest his doctors said it's not possible. I'll be glad to hear your opinions. Thanks, Michele
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    I am allergic to EVERYTHING, so I usually pre-game with benadryl and wait out the uncomfortable side effects, but this time my tongue started swelling up and I was having trouble breathing so I went to an ER. About 5-7 minutes after they injected me in the thigh with an epipen, I was in mid sentence when I started having strange sensations and tremors all over my body. The injection spot, which is incredibly sore and feels like they hit my femur) suddenly became very warm and I could feel it spreading out quickly. I could hear people but I couldn't speak, everything clamped up, I couldn't breathe and I felt very confused and forgot what I was about to say to the nurse. The doctor caught the tail end of it and claimed I was having a panic attack! I heard both the nurses say that they thought it was a seizure. This happened to me once more a few yrs ago with an allergic reaction, but it was from the nurse pushing in the benadryl too quickly, which made my hands curl up like T-Rex and my eyes rolled back into my head. Is there such a thing as being allergic to epinephrine or has anyone ever experienced a seizure/stroke like reaction after being administered Epipen or Benadryl ?
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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (7 days ago):

  • I started taking it about 4 days ago. I'm also taking it along with mucinex DM. My feet and legs have never swollen before

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • I had 2 anaphylactic responses within three weeks of each other and I am looking for a common element. I had taken it before but prn. Then I had rotator cuff surgery and took it while away and reacted within an hr and didn't take one again until yesterday and within an hour I was back in emergency. The only common food factor other then this drug was chicken. I am pursuing, diligently to figure this out.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Was on Cymbalta 30mg for around 3 weeks and was increased to 60mg. Three days after beginning 60mg dosage, I went into Anaphylactic Shock. First my eyes were sensitive to light and I had brain fog. The following day, I thought I was beginning to feel better and in the middle of a store, the right side of my face drew up as if I were having a stroke and tongue swollen out of mouth and airways were blocked. My mother rushed me to the hospital where they diagnosed me with Anaphylactic shock, was in CCU for a couple of days with IVs and several EpiPens later and a couple of days in a regular hospital room with several other shock episodes in between. I almost died.

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