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Share Your Experiences with Amox TR K CLV

Posted February 12th, 2011 by

Amox TR K CLV (also known as Amox TR-K, Amox TR-K CLV, Amox TR-K-CLV and Amox TR K CLV 875 125) is an abbreviation for amoxicillin-clavulanate potassium, an antibiotic in the penicillin group that combines amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium.  Due to its expanded coverage, it is often prescribed when amoxicillin resistance is present and patients cannot tolerate alternative treatments.

At PatientsLikeMe, where more than 120,000 patients are sharing their experiences with prescription drugs, supplements and more, we have three patients who report that they are currently taking Amox TR K CLV while 11 patients report taking another generic formulation of amoxicillin-clavulanate potassium.  Some of the common reasons for taking this antibiotic include sinusitis, sinus infection, ear infection and bronchitis.

What can we learn from these patients’ experiences?  Quite a bit, actually, thanks to PatientsLikeMe’s unique data-sharing platform.  For example, the most commonly reported dosage is 875mg/125mg twice daily, the most commonly reported cost is “under $25,” and the most commonly reported side effects include diarrhea, nausea and upset stomach.  The majority of patients who’ve discontinued the drug say they took Amox TR K CLV for a month or less, likely for the short-term treatment of an infection.

Here are some highlights from the 24 treatment evaluations our patients have submitted for amoxicillin-clavulanate potassium (aka Amox TR K CLV or Amox TR-K CLV):

  • “Worked great for my sinus infection. Side effects weren’t overly terrible. – Patient who took Amox TR K CLV for sinus infection
  • “My congestion is diminished, but my nose rarely feels completely clear. The sinus headaches usually stop, too.”  – Patient who took Amox TR K CLV for sinusitis
  • “I took each dose with food so as to avoid any upset stomach.” – Patient who took Amox TR K CLV for sinus infection and sinusitis
  • “I would like to warn people who have seizures/epilepsy to warn your doctor about the possibility of having a seizure while on this medicine because my side effect that was seriously bad.  It landed me in the hospital on oxygen and IV because I kept having seizures. Then we found out it was from the medicine.” Patient who reports taking Amox TR K CLV for ear infection

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