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Please describe the medication: amoxicillin and clavulanate?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
This antimicrobial : Is a fixed combination of the pencillin class medication Amoxicillin with a compound that inhibits bacterial betalactamase expanding the activity of the amoxicillin.
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Resistance is futile: Amoxicillin and clavulanate (augmentin) work together to kill resistant bacteria. Some bacteria can make an enzyme (beta-lactamase) that can render Amoxicillin useless. Clavulanate can destroy this enzyme. When these two drugs are combined together, resistance is futile. P.S. Clavulanate can cause diarrhea.

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