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Throat tightness, itchy throat after takin AUGMENTIN.

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I took Aquementin and got an itchy throat and now experiencing throat tightness. it has been this way for about two hours, do I still need to get medical attention at the ER?

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Thank you for your query at
I understand your concern.
Did you mean Augmentin? What is the dose that you took?
If you develop shortness of breath along with increasing throat tightness, then you should visit the ER. But it all depends on the dose and any history of previous allergies to similar medication.
Feel free to discuss further,

Patient replied :

Yes, I meant augmentin. I do not have any difficulty breathing. Just continued throat tightness. Its not getting better or worse. I plan to call my doctor in the AM but dont want to go to the ER if I dont have to. The dosage is Amoxycilin 875 MGs and clavulanic acid 125 mg. I was not aware that I was allergic to any medication. I believe ive even been on amoxocillin before.

Augmentin does not really cause such severe side effects.
If you have tolerated Amoxycillin before, then it is highly unlikely that you will be responding in this way to Augmentin.
However, if the conditions are getting worse, please do go to the ER.

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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