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What is the difference between augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and amoxicillan?
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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