Review: could Augmentin cause Pruritus (Itching)?
Summary: Pruritus 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 Sinusitis.
We study 18,850 people who have side effects while taking Augmentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,072 have Pruritus. Find out below who they are, when they have Pruritus and more.
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Augmentin has active ingredients of amoxicillin; clavulanate potassium. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from 19,427 Augmentin users)
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 90,870 Pruritus patients)
On Feb, 5, 2015: 18,849 people reported to have side effects when taking Augmentin. Among them, 1,107 people (5.87%) have Pruritus.
Time on Augmentin when people have Pruritus * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Pruritus when taking Augmentin * :
Age of people who have Pruritus when taking Augmentin * :
Severity of Pruritus when taking Augmentin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Pruritus ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Sinusitis (52 people, 4.70%)
- Bronchitis (48 people, 4.34%)
- Pain (45 people, 4.07%)
- Prophylaxis (39 people, 3.52%)
- Erysipelas (25 people, 2.26%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Augmentin '125' (666 people, 60.16%)
- Aspirin (90 people, 8.13%)
- Lasix (80 people, 7.23%)
- Nexium (71 people, 6.41%)
- Zometa (70 people, 6.32%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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