Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Antibiotic
Many different bacterial infections can be treated with amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium (Augmentin®). This product comes in tablets, chewable tablets, and a suspension (liquid) form. It is taken every 8 or 12 hours, depending on the particular product and dosage.
Because it is an antibiotic, amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium cannot be used to treat conditions that are due to viruses or other causes, as it will have no effect. Most people have no problems when using this product; however, side effects are possible and might include diarrhea, nausea, and a rash, among other things.
(Click Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium to learn more about this combination antibiotic, including how it works, what to do in cases of overdose, and whether it is available in generic form.)