How does AMOX CLAV 875 work?

It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Clavulanic acid is in a class of medications called beta-lactamase inhibitors. It works by preventing bacteria from destroying amoxicillin. Antibiotics will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

Why do we combine amoxicillin with clavulanic acid?

Clavulanic acid is a beta-lactamase inhibitor that is frequently combined with Amoxicillin or Ticarcillin to fight antibiotic resistance by preventing their degradation by beta-lactamase enzymes, broadening their spectrum of susceptible bacterial infections.

What is amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium 875 mg used for?

Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium is a combination medicine used to treat many different infections caused by bacteria, such as sinusitis, pneumonia, ear infections, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, and infections of the skin.

How does clavulanic acid extend the spectrum of the antibiotic?

Amoxicillin is a penicillin derivative and has a similar activity against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Furthermore, with the addition of clavulanic acid, the spectrum is increased to include beta-lactamase-producing strains as well as broadening the coverage to include other bacterial species.

What are the side effects of AMOX CLAV 875?

Common side effects of Augmentin include:

  • Nausea.
  • Vomiting.
  • Headache.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Gas.
  • Stomach pain.
  • Skin rash or itching.
  • White patches in your mouth or throat.

What is the difference between amoxicillin and amoxicillin clavulanate?

Augmentin and amoxicillin are both in the penicillin drug class, which is a group of common antibiotics. Augmentin contains amoxicillin, as the primary ingredient, and it also contains clavulanate. Clavulanate can help treat infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

What bacteria does amoxicillin clavulanate cover?

Clavulanate has a broad antibacterial spectrum, encompassing both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria and anaerobes1,2,6–16 (Table 1). Clavulanate is least active against Pseudomonas spp. and the enterococci (MICs 125–512 mg/L), followed by members of the Enterobacteriaceae and H. influenzae (MICs 12–125 mg/L).