ANyone had a 7 day prescription for amoxicillin for ear infection? Sadly, I begun antibiotics for my son, without giving him a chance to see if he really needed it or not (he had NO symptoms, but had begun a fever one night and I panicked and started him on the antibiotics right away) He has been on the generic form for augmentin for 3 days now. Today he is getting diarrhea BADLY from it, and I am now worried he is going to get more sick from the antibiotic than he would have gotten from the ear infection. In fact, he hadn't had a fever since before beginning the antibiotics and tonight he kind of felt warm upon sleeping, I'm hoping his fever isn't returning. If so, I'm now thinking in his weakened digestive state, he has picked up something else that he might not have if he hadnt been on this stuff! make sense to anyone? I'm still learning about it - wish I had known more about this before starting, I tried but hadnt time to fully research - what happens if i stop the antibiotic after 3 or 4 days instead of the full 7?
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2/23/09 at 3:36am