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Taking high dose of Augmentin, having severe side effects like dizziness, tunnel vision effect. Remedy?

I was prescribed generic Augmentin 875 at 2 pills, 2 times per day for asthma and pneumonia . I was also prescribed a tapered dose of prednisone (I m on the 2nd day of 40 mg taper) as well as Famotodine 2 times per day and 3 types of inhalers. I can t find anyone else that was prescribed 4 of these 875 Augmentin tablets per day. I have severe side effects. I am 5 ft 3 in and weigh 120 lbs. Contacted the prescribing Doctor to see if I can cut the dose in half. The side effects are unbearable. Severe dizziness, confusion, tunnel vision effect, diarrhea, stomach cramping, nausea, loss of bladder control, hot flashes, insomnia . Is 4 pills too high?
Asked On : Fri, 3 Aug 2012
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Thanks for writing in to Healthcare Magic!
It appears like you are finding the dose too high.
One practical way is to decrease the dose and increase the frequency.
So please start Augmentin in modified way to decrease side effect, 625mg every 8hours.It will decrease the side effect which are probably due to high dose. Continue other drugs as advised by your physician.
If you have any further query please let me know I would try to answer it for you.
Wish you a great health!
Answered: Thu, 20 Sep 2012
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