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Hello! I am currently traveling out of country in Costa Rica. I brought with me from Home augmentin 875/125 mg tablets that my dr gave me * just in case*. Well, since I have been here I thought I was having symptoms of a bladder infection. The dr here could not test my urine, so I started taking the Augmentin 875 twice a day. I have taken it 5 days and my bladder has felt better for at least 4 days. Today I woke up with swollen lips and eyes, wondering if it is the drug? Took benedryl and swelling going down. Is it advisable that I may stop taking the Augmentin?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you used Augmentin or anything similar before?

Yes I have

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about the swelling?

No, it is not severe and has gone down since taking benedryl

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No I don’t think so

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Customer reply replied 27 days ago
Thank you

That's definitely an allergic reaction--probably to the Augmentin

Five days of the Augmentin should be sufficient to treat a bladder infection so you can stop it now

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 27 days ago
Should I continue taking the benedryl every 4-6 hours?

That's fine but you shouldn't need it the day after you've stopped the Augmentin

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