Drug Ratings for AUGMENTIN 875

Average Rating: 2.6 (601 Ratings)

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 1  Severe Sinusitis I took 1 pill twice a day. Rx was for 7 days but I had to quit after 3 days because my stomach hurt so bad & had diarrhea. I quit taking it four days ago and I still feel like I could throw up or have a loose stool at ANY time without warning. This is terrible. The side effects are far worse than the sinusitis it's supposed to treat. I've been told by doctor to eat yogurt and take lactobacillus acidophilus supplements until the good bacteria are fully replaced in my digestive tract. Augmentin kills both good & bad bacteria, so eating yogurt & taking supplements will help. F 37 3 days
875mf
4/10/2014

 4  Sinus Severe cramps, headache, fatigue Day 3 three severe cramps, could not function, however had this sinus thing going on for too long. Amoxicillin did not clear up infection so Dr. put me on this. Was going to stop but needed to get better so stayed with it. I doubled up on yogurt, gingerale and pepto and felt much better in a day. F 54 14 days
125 2X D
4/8/2014

 2  cat scratch fever Had diarrhea, dizziness, red spots on body but not itchy, anxiety, couldnt sleep at night F 23 10 days
2x
4/5/2014

 1  severe sinusitis I had sinusitis on the right side of my face with severe jaw pain and thick yellow greenish drainage. Three days after taking Augmentin,I developed mild odorless diarrhea 3-4 times daily. No cramps then, just diarrhea. The sinus pain and mucus left,but I developed facial numbness on that side, which I still have.I finished the 10 day dose on Monday. By Thursday I had unbearable stomach cramps, with light colored semi-solid feces that contained undigested food. I have never seen my feces look like this. I started having 15-25 small strange looking & strange smelling BM'S/day. I would have a BM after eating or drinking anything. A sip of water or even chewing gum. The cramps felt like I was going to have an enormous dump or diarrhea. The cramps had me bent over almost in tears. A week has passed and I am still having after effects from Augmentin. From this point on my Dr will have to prescribe a different antibiotic. The cramps were more painful than the jaw pain caused by the sinus infection. I am currently taking Prilosec,Dicyclomine, Probiotics,and Immodium/Dr. To me it's just not worth taking. F 52 10 days
875 mg
4/5/2014

 1  Sinusitis Half Way Through The 10 Day Treatment I Ended Up In The ER Twice Convinced I Was Having A Stroke. I Experienced Facial Numbness, Tingling In My Left Arm, Stiffness In My Neck, Brain Fog, Unbearable Pain And Pressure At The Base Of My Skull. I Am Lethargic And Weak. CT Scan And MRI Found Nothing And The Inept Doctors Made No Connection Between The Drug And My Symptoms. Their Diagnosis Varied From Lyme Disease To Mind Over Matter. This drug should be banned. The side effects do not justify the benefit. A week after taking the drug, I am feeling worse than I did when I started. I hope that the numbness in my left arm and malaise resolve with time. Why my doctor would prescribe such a high dose for mild sinusitis is beyond me. I have lost all faith in doctors and pharmaceuticals because of this horrific experience. F 34 5 days
875mg 2X D
4/5/2014
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 3  sinus infection Loose stools and stomach bloating F 64 10 days
2X D
3/30/2014

 1  infected abscess on thigh Oh my god the dizziness is unreal, the whole room is spinning. Feel totally drunk. Can't drive. Distorted reality. Feel very sick. Hot flushes, really bad stomach cramps, chest pains, depression. Extreme fatigue. Meant to to take it for 7 days but I cannot. I feel I need to go to bed for a month. Horrible horrible drug. F 30 3 days
625
3/7/2014

 1  sinus infection Within 2 hours of first dose, violent vomiting, chills, tremors, sweats, hyperventilation. Needed 911/ambulance/ER. Was immediately put on IV fluids, anit-vomiting meds and later IV painkillers. Vomiting and heaving so violently, there was blood. Severe abdominal pain. Blood pressure went way down. F 57 1 days
875 - 125 1X D
3/5/2014

 1  Sinus/ear infection Very loose/muddy stools almost immediately, then abdominal pain by day 3, which became excruciating, then vomiting even though I had taken with food. Really helped the sinus and ear infections, but completely sidelined me. It was awful. F 57 3 days
875
2/20/2014

 4  respiratory infection mild diarrhea this is the only antibiotic that clears up my respiratory/sinus infections every time. Other antibiotics I'm either allergic to or I have to take 2 rounds of for about 20 days because they are not strong enough. I do have mild stomach problems for a few days but the side effects are worth feeling better F 30 10 days
875/125 2X D
2/4/2014

 2  Sinus Infection Severe stomach cramps/burning pain in my stomach I was prescribed a 10 day course. The first few days I had some mild stomach upset, loss of appetite, and fatigue. Nothing too serious. However, on day 5, I woke up in the middle of the night with severe stomach pain; I had horrible burning pain in my stomach that extended into my chest. I still took my pill the next morning since I didn't immediately associate the pain with the antibiotic. Big mistake. I became very nauseous and was literally doubled over with pain; burning and cramping that extended into my chest, back and throat spasms, etc. By that evening, I was in agony. My husband wanted to take me to the ER but I was able to get through it with a ton of antacids and gas-x. It has been over 24 hours since I took the last pill and my stomach still hurts. But at least I am no longer in excruciating pain. I honestly thought I was dying. F 44 6 days
875 2X D
1/30/2014

 4  stitches in arm antibiotics make my lips peel and my tongue and throat very sensitive and scratchy but they all do and this had no other side effects F 52 10 days
875 2X D
1/20/2014
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 4  Severe Ear Infection Occasional diarrhea; mild nausea; yeast infection Took this to protect my perforated eardrums from further infection. They healed up just fine and I felt much better within about 4 days of treatment. Do take a probiotic with it, though, as it will mess up your gut flora and can cause yeast infections/thrush. F 19 10 days
2X D
1/14/2014

 1  Sinus infection I took my 1st dose Sunday evening, right after dinner. I went in to Urgent Care to relief the pressure I was feeling around my eyes. I woke up early Monday morning, 4-5am, with my heart racing and soon to be the worst dry heaving experience of my life. I was sweating so bad and was shaking uncontrollably! I did this about 4x. Later in the day, I felt feverish, with the worst body aches, and super groggy! I called back my Urgent Care doctor and he told me I had the flu. I suggested switching my antibiotic and never had those symptoms again!!! It was not the flu, but the antibiotic. Do yourself a favor, do not take this medication!!! F 25 1 days
875 2X D
1/11/2014
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 1  diverticulitis I am having the worst anxiety/panic/depression. As well I feel physically ill. It is completely disrupting my life and my families life. There is no question the symptoms are from this medication. I wake up and have a great day until about an hour or less after I have to take my first dose of the day. I have taken it for my first 8th day dose and hoping to the good Lord my doc will tell me I can stop. The change it has made on me is observed by my entire family. I am a man that has emotion, but nothing like this. For the last week my family watches me bust out in tears randomly throughout the day. It has to seem as if I'm going nuts. Or, I guess I actually am M 39 8 days
2X D
1/9/2014
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 2  because i have bronchitis this is my second dosage for thile day.and after taking it my upper lip is beating. F 31 1 days
1/6/2014
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 2  Sinus infection Severe anxiety about nothing, even though I knew everything was ok, made it hard to function. Feelings of worry. Increased blood pressure, heart pounding, changes in breathing pattern, hyperventilating, insomnia, but sleepy when not trying to sleep. Rash after stopping. I'm a pharmacist, and have taken augmentin many times previously with no ill effects. Myself and other pharmacists I work with never knew of the anxiety this could cause. It was terrible. The anxiety started after 4 days, I thought it was from the Sudafed, so I stopped taking that, but the anxiety continued. I would wake early at around 5 am and could not go back to sleep as my mind raced. Then I would have a bm at 5 am for 3 days. The anxiety about the anxiety made it worse. It would be worse in am, dissipate in the afternoon, and return in the evening. It's 4 days since I've stopped taking this. Even though it's been out my system for that long the anxiety is finally subsiding. It gradually got better ever day. I've never had a feeling like this. I couldn't control it, and it was scary. M 31 6 days
875 2X D
1/5/2014

 4  Strep Pretty bad nausea but made much better with chewable pepto pills. Lethargy and some itchiness in lower extremities second day. Taking 75 billion count probiotics at least 2 hours after the Augmentin to prevent yeast infection and diarrhea. Get the $$$ probiotics. Started clearing up throat exudate after first day (2 doses!) almost gone by day 3. Strong but worth it for strep. Do your research and you will learn to overcome some side effects. Some read on here are definitely psychosomatic and/or reacting with other meds. Do your homework and dont just blindly take meds. F 32 3 days
875
12/26/2013
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 2  Ear/sinus infection; bronchitis Heart pounding/high resting heart rate within hours of taking this med. Couldn't sleep all night; anxiety. Slight dizzy feeling in the center of my forehead, ringing ears, numbness/tingling in left arm all the way down to fingers. I am healthy & not on any meds; I don't like to take anything unless absolutely necessary & try to use naturals/homeopathics etc. When diagnosed with the ear/sinus infections/bronchitis, I was prescribed Augmentin 875 & took the 1st dose Fri night. Called pharmacy & my doc Sat a.m. after just 1 dose, to report high resting heart rate/insomnia. Pharmacist suggested stopping; doc suggested continuing but to split pill in half & spread out dosages (so 1/2 pill 4x/day instead of 1 pill 2x/day). I decided to try this rather than risk getting pneumonia etc., so I did this Sat. & was finally able to rest. Started to feel a bit better & thought my body was getting used to the med. I take probiotics daily & eat many small meals a day, drink lots of H20 & make sure I never take the med on an empty stomach (thankfully no GI issues). Tonight (Sun), I have developed numbness in my left arm, light dizziness & ringing ears, my eyes feel "funny" (like I'd been staring at a computer screen for 24 hours+) and I'm anxious/irritable since last night, that comes & goes without warning; along w/serious dry mouth. I am anxious, so am stopping ASAP/calling the doc tomorrow... All these meds & their side effects are terrifying, my new goal is to strengthen my immune system ASAP & stay as healthy as I can so I can avoid them! It has been helpful to read of others' experiences -- it helped ease my anxiety & make my decision to discont F 49 3 days
875 2X D
12/22/2013
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 1  Sinusitis / Pleurisy extreme migraine, nausea, dizziness, bladder pain, dark urine, dry mouth, dehydration, itchy skin, yeast infection. I was prescribed this hell of a drug to take for ten days. I could not even get through five. Within the first two days I developed a headache that pounded behind my eye sockets, sensitivity to lights, sounds, nausea that was so bad I wanted to vomit, but could not. I developed itchy skin, all over without rash. I had dark urine, and almost felt like I was getting a uti which is strange because this medication says it even treats uti's. I began drinking a lot of water to help myself out and taking tylenol every 4-6 hours for the headache but nothing helped. I only felt relief while sleeping, and the minute I'd open my eyes the pain in my head would still be there. On day 4 I called my dr, and explained and was told to stop taking this medication. She called me in a medication for nausea, and told me to get excedrine mirgraine otc. I took that four hours ago and feel only slightly better. I am still suffering the effects and my last dose was yesterday morning. I cannot wait for this drug to leave my system. I would seriously not recommend unless the benefits outweigh the side effects. I am now feeling very sluggish, hungover feeling with a wonderful yeast infection also. I'd rather have a sinus infection! F 23 4 days
875 mg 2X D
12/1/2013
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 3  Sinus and double ear infection I had the WORST headache of my life around day 5 of this medicine and milder (but still quite painful) headaches on the left side of my head for the remainder of my time taking it. However, my ear infection was so bad that I couldn't hear out of my left ear and it did clear that up after just the second dose. This is a very strong medication and does have some unpleasant side effects but luckily it did work. Just be prepared for the side effects and have some drugs to counter them (advil, ibuprofen, etc.) on hand. F 30 10 days
875 2X D
11/26/2013

 5  upper respiratory infection At day 6 felt slight ache in lower abdomen over pubic/bladder area and very slight constant burning in urethra as if I had developed a bladder infection. Thought I was dehydrated, but urine was clear. Clearly the bladder is irritated and I feel the need to go more frequently. According to what I have read from others here, this will pass once I am off the augmentin - 3.5 days to go. If it gets too bad, I will discontinue treatment before the 10 days is up. On a scale of 0-10 (10 being the worst) the pain level is about 1-2. It is there, and of concern, but not extreme. On day 7 now - irritation level is stable at 1-2. Will continue to monitor and will be sure to drink lots of water to stay hydrated and will refrain from caffeine, and other irritants for the duration. Good medicine for broad spectrum infection - Felt loosening of the tightness in my chest about 6 hours after taking first dose and improvement continued over the next 24 hours and onward. By the next morning - third dose - had stamina back and was on the mend. F 50 10 days
125 2X D
11/11/2013

 3  Bronchitis Seems to be helping me with my bronchitis but not sure if it is worth the side effects. I feel nauseous, sick to my stomach, have a terrible diarrhea, feel out of it and the worst migraines I have ever had. No appetite. I can feel the drug spreading throughout my body, literally. This medication does not sit well with me. F 40 10 days
875 2X D
11/8/2013
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 3  INFECTION bladder pain I used to be able to take this no problem, but it seems lately if I take it for an infection NOT bladder related, it makes me have bladder discomfort and soreness and the need to urinate more frequently, almost like a UTI, but goes away a few days after stopping the drug.. Not sure if it's killing off all the good bacteria in my bladder and aggravating it? F 32 10 days
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11/6/2013
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 3  Sinus Bad stomach problem Fatigue Loss if appetite Keep in mind that all this came to me like the 3rd day of taking the pills. M 35 3 weeks
11/6/2013

 4  sinus infection Mild dizzy spells and very tired. But I can breathe again! F 40 7 days
125 MG 2X D
10/30/2013

 1  Cellulitus due to dog scratch Swelling in arm went down a bit yes so in my case it did what it was supposed to but terrible side effects! Be WARNED! Side effects for me include (irreversible nerve damage on right hand) (YES it WAS this med I got testing done a BUNCH of testing there is no other explanation!) and this started 2 and 1/2 days into treatment (I discontinued medicine right away) (doctors said this was Extremely rare of course it had to happen to me -.-) also not to bad of diahrreah (yogurt helps!) very dizzy and unstable on feet, feeling of 'not being really here' weird feeling...(also I am on NO other meds so keep in mind although drug reaction cause most problems when taking meds it's now always the cause) my symptoms were very very rare but keep in mind side effects do occur, just please be 100% informed before you take any medicines! F 18 3 days
875-125mg
10/28/2013
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 2  sinus infection Bad stomach discomfort, diarrhea with every dose, impossible to sleep. I think it was too powerful for me (5'10", 225lbs) M 36 2 days
125
10/21/2013

 3  Strep throat Diarrhea,very irritable, exhausted and thirsty F 36 10 days
875
10/19/2013

 3  infected cat bite yeast infection. dizziness. lightheadedness. F 30 2 weeks
10/18/2013

 4  cat bite Nausea, Moody, Exhausted, and a little depressed. F 58 10 days
875MG.
10/15/2013

 4  sinus infection I didn't notice any changes until the 4th day of taking it. Suddenly in the middle of the night I woke up feeling like I have a bladder infection or some kind of irritable bowl problem...don't understand being as augmentin is used for urinary tract infections as well. You would think if its strong enough to kill the sinus infection it wouldn't cause a constant peeing feeling. Back to the doctor I go I guess F 34 10 days
875 mg
10/10/2013
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 4  Infection after foot surgery. Chills bowel issues, confusion and very moody and snappy for no reason. M 24 10 days
875
10/6/2013
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 3  Tick bite Made my poo very mushy. Couldn't think clearly or read very well. I have no idea why I even took this. Not too many side effects though I guess. Sorry, but some people are saying this medicine gave them depression and anxiety. How can an antibiotic make you depressed...? I think a lot of people on this site blame their problems on simple medicines. Its an antibiotic given to small children, I highly doubt it will make you depressed or anxious and it isn't even labeled as a possible side effect. M 3 days
750 1X D
10/5/2013

 3  Sinus infection Diarrhea, headache, bloating, my abdomen is hard to touch.. F 39 5 days
875mg
9/17/2013

 1  Strep throat Horrible side effects, suppose to take for ten days, no way... Never take again!!! F 46 10 days
875
9/14/2013

 5  Infection consequent to CVID Mild diarrhea I have CVID - a congenital immunodeficiency - and without Augmentin I would have no quality of life. Minor to moderate respiratory infections are quickly, easily and safely treated. For my occasional bouts of septicaemia more potent antibiotics are required. Can cause mild bowel issues but normally counteracted with a probiotic supplement. M 32 10 days
875mg 2X D
9/13/2013
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 3  Strep throat Ballsack is swelled up the size of a tennis ball, face feels on fire, occasional chills with no fever, no appetite can't finish a hamburger, constantly craving water, I'm cranky and snapping at everyone, simple things are pissing me off, stomach feels a little weird all the time I can't wait to get off this stuff!! M 33 6 days
125
9/12/2013

 2  Sinus and ear infection The first two doses I was fine, my fourth side I forgot to take it after dinner so I had a piece of bread with it. Went to bed, 4 hours later woke up with a sudden urge of diarrhea, I was puking while on the toilet. I was sweating horribly and thought I was gonna pass out. Now I just get really uncomfortable lower stomach cramps, indigestion and diarrhea F 19 10 days
2 x day
9/12/2013

 3  Bacteria Sinus Infection First night horrible headache, clammy, and scared to death but I've been battling these sinuses so I had to give them a chance. Occassional large bowel movements and gas/indegstion over the 10 days. My sinuses feel a little better but the headaches come and go. Definitely eat before you take this. Hard time sleeping too. 31 10 days
875
9/10/2013

 2  diverticulities diarrhea. Yest infection Really why did my Doctor prescribe this medication for what I have? M 58 3 days
875 2X D
9/8/2013

 5  Nasal Abscess & Influenza Swelling, blisters & open cuts around my urethra, labia & vagina. Extremely painful, esp on micturition. F 42 5 days
1000mg bd
9/7/2013
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 1  Lymes Disease (early stage) The first night I just had diarrhea. The second day I started getting very uncomfortable stomach cramps. The third day it just got worse and I felt like I could not breathe. It felt like my throat was closing up, or I was having an anaphylactic reaction. I called the ambulance and was taken to the hospital. Still dont feel right. Not a nice experience I must say. M 16
1X D
8/22/2013

 4  Sinus Thirst. Diarrhea the first two days. F 28 10 days
875
7/25/2013

 3  tooth abcess what in the holy hell is with the pulsating horrid headaches? I have to get psyched just to pop this sucker in and then hunker down for migraine style pain... but it is killing an infection that made my face swell up like a chipmunk...so there's that... also...NO MILK...EVER...unless u enjoy puking all night. All in all...it works but eat food before and get some ice packs ready for the Augmentin-sized crack to your head :) M 35 2 days
30 MG
7/20/2013
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 4  Sinus Infection Daily severe headaches and lack of energy. I had a horrible sinus infection that would not go away until I started this medicine. Day 2, felt so much better. I have taken it before and know the side effects. I eat before taking it and also take a Probiotic each day as well. I only have 2 side effect complaints: lack of energy and horrible headaches. It's unfortunate but the sinus infection was bad enough (7+ days of just Mucinex and Allegra) that I had developed a bacterial infection. Ice packs helps the headaches and lots of rest for the lack of energy. F 34 10 days
875 2X D
7/2/2013
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 1  Sinus infection Rash, severe itching-- I experienced no side effects until Day 7 when I noticed a slight rash on my arms and legs. On Day 8, the rash became more severe and widespread and the itching started. Also, I developed a yeast infection. I called the doc who told me to discontinue the Augmentin. Since that time (4 days now) the rash has spread to my entire body except for the palms of my hands and the soles of my feet. The itching is the worst I've ever experienced and nothing seems to help. The sinus infection did seem to go away, but it's not worth this maddening, constant, all-over, never ending itch that won't stop. Any ideas about how to get rid of the rash and itching would be appreciated. No more Augmentin for me, ever. F 56 8 days
875 mg
6/17/2013
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 2  Sinus infection Lightheaded, dizzy, nausea, exhaustion I will say the few doses I took helped my sinus infection. But after each dose I would start feeling extremely light headed and sick to my stomach, to the point that I couldn't function at work. Honestly, I'd rather have the sinus infection. Doctor is calling in a z-pack, so no more of this stuff. F 33 2 days
875 2X D
6/13/2013

 5  ear/sinus infection Lethargic for several days, but got better on day 5. On day 6, I started experiencing very loose stools and I began taking a probiotic (jarrow "yum-yum dophilus") everyday 2hrs after my morning antibiotic dose, which stopped the loose stool. I had a bad ear infection, which cleared after 4-5 days, so it did work. I did have terrible bloating/pain if I had any milk (cereal or drinking milk) I am very sensitive to most antibiotics and Augmentin 875 didn't bother me. I would definitely take this medicine again and suggest anyone taking this medication, to take a probiotic every day to prevent loose stools/diarrhea M 41 10 days
875mg 2X D
6/9/2013
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 1  Strep Throat Nausea, vomiting, dizzy, headache, cloudy head, loss of appetite F 29 5 days
875
5/25/2013

 1  acute sinusitis Bladder pain started in the fifth day and was having trouble urinating. I hope that I won't need medical help for this. I stopped taking it after the 1st dose on the 8th day. Also experiencing leg cramps in my calves. F 46 8 days
875
5/23/2013

 4  Cat bite Side effects started on day 4--raging headache, painful burning sinuses/swollen uvula/runny nose/sneezing,. heart palpitations, shortness of breath, flu-like exhaustion, light stomach cramps Started taking at the ER just after the bite occurred. Cellulitis/infection flared up on day 2, was gone by day 4. Definitely works but the side effects are horrendous. At least it kept me out of the hospital! F 39 7 days
875 2X D
5/19/2013
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 3  Sinus infection Watery diarrhea 10 times every morning, every day, before i could start my day. Diarrhea after every meal. Nausea comes and goes. Tired and depressed. No appetite. Thinned out sinus infection but lots of phlegm. Hope it goes away. I would use this again if I had a really bad infection. Side effects are definitely strong and annoying. F 41 10 days
875mg
5/18/2013

 1  PHARYNGITIS Severe nausea and dizziness, followed by severe diarrhea. F 52 1 days
875
5/18/2013

 1  strep throat Rapid heartbeat, dizziness, severe headache difficulty swallowing from reaction to it. Def not good for anyone with health problems or heart trouble. M 28 2 days
875
5/8/2013

 4  Sinus and tooth infection No side effects. After taking a 7 day course of Bactrim DS, this is the only thing that got rid of my sinus infection. F 36 7 days
875 mg
5/7/2013

 3  Impetigo infection Twitching anxiety M 20 10 days
5/7/2013
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 1  nail infection This medicine is so strong. I felt really weird like extremeley tired. Had a lot of soft stools all day. Stomache cramps, dizziness, chest pain, and couldnt focus properly and headaches and extreme anxiety Never ever again will i take this medicine. F 46 7 days
875mg
4/18/2013

 1  Sinus Infection I only took three doses and it was the worst experience with medication ever. Nausea,diarrhea,vomiting, blurred vision and dizziness. Called doctor and got new meds and feel normal again. Avoid and ask for alternatives M 32 2 days
875
4/16/2013

 4  Infection Nausea even when taking with food, but only sometimes. And it was usually delayed about 30 minutes from when I took it. A couple of times I also had hot flashes and muffled ear sounds briefly. And as usual, loose stools. But it made my sinusitis, bronchitis, and otitis media clear up in just a couple of days! F 31 1 days
875
4/7/2013

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