Amoxicillin-Clavulanate Potassium is a combination of two antibiotic medicines. It is used for the treatment of bacterial infections caused by a certain type of pathogen. This antibiotic belongs to a group of drugs known as Penicillins.
Potassium clavulanate acts as a suicide inhibitor of bacterial beta-lactamase enzymes and has only weak antibiotic activity. It prevents antibiotic inactivation by microbial lactamases. This component plays the role of an antibacterial drug and an antimicrobial agent.
Class of Drugs – Penicillins
Molecular Formula – C16H19N3O5S + C8H8KNO5
Molecular Weight - 365.4 g/mol + 237.25 g/mol
Working: Antibiotic Amoxicillin / Clavulanate Potassium is a penicillin antibiotic. This medication is believed that this antibiotic kills the infectious bacteria in the body. This restricts the further growth of bacteria in the body. Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid is a combination penicillin antibiotic approved to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This combination acts by restricting the growth of bacteria.
Uses: This mentioned drug is indicated for the treatment of a wide variety of bacterial infections. This combination of a penicillin-type antibiotic restricts the growth of bacteria at the site of infection.
Amoxicillin / Clavulanate Potassium antibiotic can also be used to treat stomach/intestinal ulcers caused by the bacteria H. pylori that also prevent the ulcers from returning.
Popular Brands and Dosages: The mentioned combination of antibiotic is used in a popular brand medicine as mentioned below:
- Augmentin: Amoxicillin 250 mg+ Clavulanate Potassium 125 mg, Amoxicillin 500 mg + Clavulanate Potassium 125 mg
This antibiotic should be administered exactly as advised by the doctor after food.