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Can augmentin 875 antibiotic be crushed

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Can augmentin 875 antibiotic be crushed
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 5 years ago.
Hello, and I am pleased to help, use of my answers are for educational purposes only.
Why are you wanting to crush it, is it the size of the pill?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Yeah the pill is huge. It is like a horse pill even in half it is big.
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 5 years ago.
Yes, you can cut the pill up - a lot of people do that for this pill so it does not get stuck in your throat.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
okay but is it still okay to crush it up completely and mix it with like applesauce
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 5 years ago.
Oh, yes, you can do that too
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thanks. I never had augmentin before but I have had amoxicillin and penciliin. I assume that this antibiotic will not give me any problems. I usually get amoxicllin when I have a sinus infection.
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 5 years ago.
Augmentin is essentially amoxicillin with an additive.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Okay. One more. I read on the warnings that augmentin can cause jaundice and some liver problems. I dont remember this being on amoxicillin. It says like lab tests will need to be done. Or does all antibiotics have these warnings.
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 5 years ago.
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