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glossary:ampicillin-clavulanate [2007/09/07 15:59]
Pat O'Connor
glossary:ampicillin-clavulanate [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 +The combination of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid is used to treat certain [[infection]]s caused by [[bacteria]],​ including infections of the ears, lungs, sinus, [[skin]], and urinary tract. Amoxicillin is in a class of medications called [[penicillin]]-like antibiotics. 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.
  
 +Augmentin is a brand name for the drug amoxicillin/​clavulanate potassium and is used in the treatment of lower respiratory,​ middle ear, sinus, skin and urinary tract infections. For lymphedema patients especially effective and beneficial for [[cellulitis]] and [[lymphangitis]] infections. ​
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 + See also: * [[:​Infections Associated with Lymphedema]]
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 +           * [[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​thesite/​lymphedema_antibiotics.htm|Lymphedema Antibiotics]]  ​
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 +           * [[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​phpBB2/​viewtopic.php?​t=1079|Antibiotic Glossary]]  ​
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