Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
124 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What are the side effects of co-amoxiclav tablets?

Hi doc im 18 went to the doc as i was in pain when passing urine, he tested and found a trace of puss so put me on a 3 day course of trimethoprim but that didnt do anything so now i am day 3 of my co-amoxiclav 250/125mg tablets and i had blood in my urine and still in alot of pain even without going for a wee, and im defiantly not on my period the blood is in my urine! any help?
Thu, 17 Dec 2020
Report Abuse
Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hello,

Most lower urinary tract infections (LUTI) get better within the first few days. Treatment with drugs like Amoxicillin - Clavulanate may require more time than with other drugs (like quinolones). When the treatment seems to fail, the diagnosis may be reconsidered. If the most likely diagnosis continues to be a LUTI then the next step -regarding treatment- will be a quinolone like Ciprofloxacin - unless contraindicated. A urine culture may help sometimes. Please keep in mind that having taken antibiotics before giving the urine sample is against a positive culture even when a pathogen is present.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis, Internal Medicine Specialist
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]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in


What are the side effects of co-amoxiclav tablets?

Hello, Most lower urinary tract infections (LUTI) get better within the first few days. Treatment with drugs like Amoxicillin - Clavulanate may require more time than with other drugs (like quinolones). When the treatment seems to fail, the diagnosis may be reconsidered. If the most likely diagnosis continues to be a LUTI then the next step -regarding treatment- will be a quinolone like Ciprofloxacin - unless contraindicated. A urine culture may help sometimes. Please keep in mind that having taken antibiotics before giving the urine sample is against a positive culture even when a pathogen is present. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis, Internal Medicine Specialist