Q. Is taking an extra dose of Amoxicillin with Clavulanic acid harmful?

Answered by
Dr. Amrit Agarwal
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 11, 2022

Hello doctor,

I am currently taking Metformin and Synthroid for my Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and PCOS. I am also taking Amoxicillin with Clavulanic acid twice daily for ten days. But I might have taken an extra dose today. But I am not sure about it.

Does taking an extra dose of Amoxicillin have any harmful effects?




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Every drug has a safety index, and you need not worry if you have taken extra 10 ml of the recommended dose. Kindly maintain a register on which you enter the name, date, and time of taking the drug. This will help you prevent the recurrence of such incidence, and also, you can set a reminder in your smartphones to take the dose accordingly.

The extra dose will not at all harm you.

Take care.

Hello doctor,

Thanks for the reply.

Thanks for the idea. I will definitely follow it.

Thanks again.



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Kindly do that.

Take care.

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