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Review: could Augmentin cause Pruritus?

We study 18,823 people who have side effects while taking Augmentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,107 have Pruritus. Find out below who they are, when they have Pruritus and more.

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Augmentin

Augmentin (latest outcomes from 19,398 users) has active ingredients of amoxicillin; clavulanate potassium. It is often used in sinusitis.

Pruritus

Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) (latest reports from 545,175 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Jul, 20, 2014: 18,823 people reported to have side effects when taking Augmentin. Among them, 1,107 people (5.88%) have Pruritus. They amount to 0.20% of all the 544,272 people who have Pruritus on eHealthMe.

Trend of Pruritus in Augmentin reports

Time on Augmentin when people have Pruritus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pruritus96.73%3.11%0.00%0.16%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Pruritus when taking Augmentin * :

FemaleMale
Pruritus57.67%42.33%

Age of people who have Pruritus when taking Augmentin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pruritus0.29%2.88%3.46%5.67%11.91%14.12%18.44%43.23%

Severity of Pruritus when taking Augmentin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Pruritus0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Pruritus ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Pruritus0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Sinusitis (52 people, 4.70%)
  2. Bronchitis (48 people, 4.34%)
  3. Pain (45 people, 4.07%)
  4. Prophylaxis (39 people, 3.52%)
  5. Erysipelas (25 people, 2.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Augmentin '125' (666 people, 60.16%)
  2. Aspirin (90 people, 8.13%)
  3. Lasix (80 people, 7.23%)
  4. Nexium (71 people, 6.41%)
  5. Zometa (70 people, 6.32%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Head itchy ...and waistline and under breast area...worsens at night. have tried creams and they do help..hasn't interrupted my sleeping. what is causing this?

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  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • I've been on Herceptin 10 months. About 2 months ago, I started having sudden bouts of intense itchy skin that I cannot tolerate. It affects different places on my body; arms, chest, neck, back, legs, just about anywhere, and usually more than one place at same time. I generally wipe with a cool washcloth, and lotion up. That helps reduce the intensity of itching, but it's not complete relief.

    Now, for 2 days, I've had a painful rash on my ribs, below the left breast. It is NOT in a fold where an infection could occur. If it matters, the rash is on the same side as the breast cancer.

    I called the cancer center, where a nurse said it was likely shingles. I have been a medical professional in the past, and this does not look like shingles. There is no weeping, no vesicles, it is completely smooth. I take benadryl 50mg 3x daily, and Acyclovir 400mg x2 daily (prophylactically). I'd be surprised if it turns out to be shingles.

    Nothing has explained the itching bouts that I have everywhere else. I've read that Herceptin can cause itching in a small percentage of people. The nurse said that this only occurs as a possible reaction at the beginning of treatment, which is not my case. What do think about the itching? What about the rash?

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