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Given Magnapen for sinuitis, had liver reaction to Augmentin. Will antibiotics help ?

I have been given magnapen for sinuitis ( face pain green mucus following bout of laryngitis ) I previously had a liver reaction to Augmentin but had penicillin V 8 years later and was fine. I am alarmed to read that flucloxacillin is implicated too more often in hepatic injury thatn other penicillins. I think I will stop taking given that I ve read most sinusitis doesn t resolve with antibiotics? I am female 52 otherwise in good health
Asked On : Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
hello and welcome to HCM,

You are very right in always considering and being careful when you are taking any medication especially since you already had a reaction to a previous medication.

However you must also remember that antibiotics are life saving drugs and in cases where they are required they must be given albeit after proper consideration.

Regarding the role of antibiotics in sinusitis, antibiotics may not permanently cure the chronic or recurrent sinusitis but they are definitely indicated in the control and cure of acute bacterial sinusitis and may be even life saving in many situations. They also can prevent and treat the many life threatening complications of sinusitis.

So if you are feeling better then fine otherwise it is wise to take the prescribed antibiotic and am sure you will definitely feel better.


Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Wed, 14 Aug 2013
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