Review: could Augmentin cause Pruritus?


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 Lasix, and have Sinusitis . We study 18,690 people who have side effects while taking Augmentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,089 have Pruritus. Find out below who they are, when they have Pruritus and more.

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Augmentin

Augmentin has active ingredients of amoxicillin; clavulanate potassium. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from Augmentin 19,208 users)

Pruritus

Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, erythema multiforme, thrombocytopenia, dehydration, cellulitis (latest reports from 85,622 Pruritus patients).

On Jul, 24, 2016

18,690 people reported to have side effects when taking Augmentin.
Among them, 1,089 people (5.83%) have Pruritus


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Augmentin cause Pruritus?

Time on Augmentin when people have Pruritus *:

  • < 1 month: 96.81 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 3.03 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.16 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Pruritus when taking Augmentin *:

  • female: 57.66 %
  • male: 42.34 %

Age of people who have Pruritus when taking Augmentin *:

  • 0-1: 0.31 %
  • 2-9: 3.05 %
  • 10-19: 3.67 %
  • 20-29: 5.8 %
  • 30-39: 11.81 %
  • 40-49: 13.85 %
  • 50-59: 17.92 %
  • 60+: 43.58 %

Severity if Pruritus when taking Augmentin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Pruritus **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Sinusitis (51 people)
  • Bronchitis (48 people)
  • Pain (42 people)
  • Prophylaxis (35 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (24 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (73 people)
  • Zometa (67 people)
  • Nexium (64 people)
  • Aspirin (58 people)
  • Aredia (57 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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