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Review: could Augmentin cause Pruritus?

Summary: Pruritus 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 Sinusitis.

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

Pruritus

Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) (latest reports from 537,495 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 18,700 people reported to have side effects when taking Augmentin. Among them, 1,107 people (5.92%) have Pruritus. They amount to 0.21% of all the 536,750 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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