A 47-year-old member asked:
Is amoxicillin / clavulanate same as bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann answered
18 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Amoxicillin / clavulanate is a penicillin-type antibiotic. The clavulanate increases susceptability of some bacteria to the amoxicillin. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a combination sulfa antibiotic composed of two antibiotics: trimethprim and sulfamethoxazole.
Answered on Nov 20, 2018
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