A 27-year-old male asked:
is any source accepted to take amoxil and augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) togather ?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Marybeth Lambe answered
44 years experience Travel Medicine
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.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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