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Generic Name: AMOXICILLIN/CLAVULANIC ACID SUSPENSION -
ORAL Pronounced: (a-MOX-i-SIL-in/KLAV-ue-LAN-ik AS-id) Amoxicillin-Pot Clavulanate Oral Uses
Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid is a combination
penicillin-type antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial
infections. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will
not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or
misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased
How To Use Amoxicillin-Pot Clavulanate Oral
Take this medication by mouth with a meal or snack as
directed by your doctor, usually every 12 hours. Do not take this medication
with a high-fat meal because it can decrease the absorption of the drug. Do not
crush or chew extended-release tablets. Doing so can release all of the drug at
once, increasing the risk of side effects. Also, do not split the tablets
unless they have...
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