Could Augmentin cause Pruritus - from FDA reports


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 Zometa, and have Sinusitis . We study 23,817 people who have side effects while taking Augmentin from FDA. Among them, 1,217 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 24,854 users)

Pruritus

Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,326 Pruritus patients).

On Dec, 29, 2016

23,817 people reported to have side effects when taking Augmentin.
Among them, 1,217 people (5.11%) have Pruritus


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Augmentin cause Pruritus?

Time on Augmentin when people have Pruritus *:

  • < 1 month: 96.62 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 2.94 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.15 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Pruritus when taking Augmentin *:

  • female: 58.66 %
  • male: 41.34 %

Age of people who have Pruritus when taking Augmentin *:

  • 0-1: 0.28 %
  • 2-9: 3.05 %
  • 10-19: 3.42 %
  • 20-29: 5.73 %
  • 30-39: 11.46 %
  • 40-49: 13.96 %
  • 50-59: 17.93 %
  • 60+: 44.18 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Sinusitis (65 people, 5.34%)
  • Pain (52 people, 4.27%)
  • Bronchitis (49 people, 4.03%)
  • Preventive Health Care (42 people, 3.45%)
  • High Blood Pressure (39 people, 3.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (79 people, 6.49%)
  • Lasix (77 people, 6.33%)
  • Nexium (72 people, 5.92%)
  • Aredia (67 people, 5.51%)
  • Aspirin (65 people, 5.34%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (435 people, 35.74%)
  • Fever (201 people, 16.52%)
  • Fatigue (162 people, 13.31%)
  • Nausea (144 people, 11.83%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (136 people, 11.18%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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