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Review: could Augmentin cause Anaphylaxis?

Summary: Anaphylaxis could be caused by Augmentin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Augmentin '125', and have Prophylaxis.

We study 18,808 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 (latest outcomes from 19,381 users) has active ingredients of amoxicillin; clavulanate potassium. It is often used in sinusitis.

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis (serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death) (latest reports from 107,172 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, asthma, high blood pressure, premedication, pain.

On Apr, 17, 2014: 18,808 people reported to have side effects when taking Augmentin. Among them, 566 people (3.01%) have Anaphylaxis. They amount to 0.53% of all the 107,160 people who have Anaphylaxis on eHealthMe.

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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  • I went to the emergency room because I noticed that the bottom of my face was swollen on the right side next to my chin. I was not in any pain, but thought it was strange and because I had never noticed anything like that before. The doctor was not sure what was wrong with me, said he thought it was a blocked salivary gland, and prescribed me ciproflaxin and clyndamyacin. I have been perscribed both medications at seperate times no more than 2 years before this happened without having any marked adverse response. I filled the perscriptions immediately after leaving the hospital and took them once I arrived at home. Shortly, (10-40 minutes - less than one hour) after I took both pills together as instructed at the hospital, I started having extreme stomach pain and cramps, so extreme that i was writhing in pain and said that i felt like i had been poisoned. I lay down to try to go to bed becasue i was in so much pain, and woke up 1-2 hours later, itching more severely than ever before everywhere on my body including my scalp, the palms of my hands, and the soles of my feet. When I turned on the light I saw that my entire body was completely red and covered with hives, then my face started swelling up, my lips, cheeks, eyes, it seemed like my entire head was swelling. I'm not certain if my tongue was swelling or if i started having a panic attack that made it seem difficult to breathe (i have had panic attacks before). went to emergency room was treated with epi-pen, pepcid, benadryl, among other meds i cannot recall. nothing like this has ever occured before or since.

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