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Clavulanate (Augmentin)

Also known as Augmentin, Augmentin Junior, Amoxicillinan, Augmentin 125-Mg Chewable, Augmentin 200-Mg Chewable, Augmentin 250-Mg Chewable, Augmentin 400-Mg Chewable, Augmentin 250-Mg, Augmentin 500-Mg, and Augmentin 875-Mg


Clavulanic acid (rINN) is a mechanism-based β-lactamase inhibitor (marketed by GlaxoSmithKline, formerly Beecham) combined with penicillin group antibiotics to overcome certain types of antibiotic resistance. It is used to overcome resistance in bacteria that secrete β-lactamase, which otherwise inactivates most penicillins. In its most common form, the potassium salt potassium clavulanate is combined with:

Source: Wikipedia

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed clavulanate to treat blastomycosis, rabies, west nile virus, and pick disease.

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