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Could augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) really work well for ear infections in adults?

It can. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a combination penicillin-class antibacterial and beta-lactamase inhibitor indicated in the treatment of infections due to susceptible isolates of the designated bacteria for areas of the body including the ear. Consult with you doctor to see if it is the right medicine for you. Read more...

I was told that my 1 year olds ear infection didn't go away and was given augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). What are the odds it will work and she won't need ear tubes?

Otitis media. Some child can get very frequent ear infections... If Amoxicillin fails, many pediatricians use augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Most children would need several ear infections in a brief period of time for a pediatrician to refer to an ENT for ear tubes. Read more...
Common problem. About 5-10% of otitis media episodes fail to respond on their initial drug no mater what the drug is. Some don't respond after 2. The tube issue is a complex one. An otitis that shows no improvement after 90 days or a kid that has 5 in a given yr are candidates for ENT referral. If the ENT reviews the case & finds it meets tube criteria they may proceed. Read more...