Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
120 Doctors are Online

Does Augmentin cause dizziness?

I had taken antibiotics, "Augmentin" and this has sometimes caused dizziness in me. Is it true that as precaution it is usually not recommended to drive or operate machinery ?

All my research online shows that this may cause dizziness and affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.
I need a report to state this and happy to pay for the services for this purpose.
Asked On : Mon, 22 Apr 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  276
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
,   ,   ,  
Medical Topics
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Sep 2013
Hello, thanks for the query to H. C. M.
Augmentin's ingredients are Amoxycillin 500 mg + Potassium clavulanate (clavulanic acid) 125 mg.
This is my pet brand in my many patients and in many indications ( as uri etc).
This is the tendency of Amoxy to develops diarrhea , nausea, confusion ( rarely seizures).
When some one have confusion surely there will be dizziness and driving no way.
Clavulanate has a tendency to produces allergy in few patients.
I have seen in may cases that once there is allergy than they have dizziness , sedation.
So due to cumulative effects these things are possible.
I think you have received your answer. GOOD LUCK.
Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor