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What is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) used for?

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Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Treat infections: It is an antibiotic use to treat many different types of infection.
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Antibiotics: It's a type of medication (also known as antibiotics) use to treat many different types of infection due to certain bacteria.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the use of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Penicillin based Abx: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is an antibiotic based on the original penicillin molecule with some added features that help it bypass various forms of germ resistance. The features also allow it to stay in the system longer and provide broader kill power than the original drug.
A 50-year-old member asked:

What is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) XR for?

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Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) XR: The XR means extended release. Be sure never to cut or break a medicine that is extended release because it won't dose correctly if not intact as it came from the pharmacy.
A 50-year-old member asked:

What are augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and amoxicillin injections for?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and amoxi: are antibiotics useful for the treatment of a number of bacterial infections like: pneumonia, bronchitis, gonorrhea and ENT infections.
A 51-year-old member asked:

Who should not take Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): "Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is contraindicated in patients with a history of allergic reactions to any penicillin. It is also contraindicated in patients with a previous history of cholestatic jaundice/hepatic dysfunction associated with Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)." See: http://www.drugs.com/pro/augmentin.html
A 44-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and amoxicillan?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Clavulanate: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is he brand name for amoxicillin-clavulanate. Clavulanate serves as the beta-lactamase inhibitor, preventing the inactivation of Amoxicillin and other beta-lactam containing antibiotics by binding to the enzyme, produced by the bacteria, than makes all of this possible.

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