Jun 19, 2001
My doctor put me on Augmentin (amoxicillin/clavulanate) a few days ago to help treat itchy boils on my beard line and buttocks (possible staph). I have a history of sulfa sensitivity which I was desensitized to. My problem is I have felt malaise and pressure headaches since I was on Augmentin for one day which was not present before. Last night, I had a night sweat. Should I just stay on Augmentin hoping this will subside? Do the side effects go away? My VL is 78,000 and CD4 are under 20.
| Response from Dr. Bartlett
Augmentin is not related to any of the sulfa drugs, so I feel confident that your symptoms are not due to sulfa allergy. The malaise, headache and night sweat could be due to the Augmentin, or could be present for another reason. I suggest calling your health care provider if these symptoms persist.
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