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A 27-year-old male asked:

Is any source accepted to take amoxil and augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) togather ?

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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
No: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is already a form of amoxil, it just has an additional component that Amoxil alone does not have. The additional component is called clavulanate potassium a 'beta-lactamase inhibitor'. This addition keeps certain bacteria from inactivating the antibiotic. While some bacteria can neutralize amoxil, they cannot fight off Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) with it's special clavulanate potassium addition.
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Dr. Aaron Haug
Neurology 16 years experience
Not together.: Amoxil and Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) are similar antibiotics and should not be taken together.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

How long does it take augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) to work?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Depends on what?: For a uti, it should work within a day; igf everything else (eg. Cellulitis, bacterial sinusitis), your symptoms may flare and become worse for a day or so before it starts to get better. Hope this helps!
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