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

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Published At January 11, 2022
Reviewed AtNovember 16, 2023

Patient's Query

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?

Thanks.

Answered by Dr. Amrit Agarwal

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

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.

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Thanks for the reply.

Thanks for the idea. I will definitely follow it.

Thanks again.

Answered by Dr. Amrit Agarwal

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Kindly do that.

Take care.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Amrit Agarwal
Dr. Amrit Agarwal

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