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I have been taking augmentin days cat bite..from

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I have been taking augmentin for 6 days for a cat bite..from the ER. The last three days my stool looks like coffee grounds and i have intestinal discomfort.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
Yes Augmentin can cause stomach irritation and bleeding.
This can cause coffee grounds and abdominal discomfort as well.
Augmentin should be discontinued and please let your doctor know.
Over the counter omeprazole 20 mg twice daily can be taken for 2 weeks to help with the healing process.
If the coffee grounds continue even after a week of stopping augmentin, you will need upper GI endoscopy to rule out peptic ulcer disease.
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