Amox/K Clav is a combination antibiotic consisting of amoxicillin trihydrate and potassium clavulanate. The combination results in an antibiotic with an increased spectrum of action against a number of bacterial infections, and restored efficiency against amoxicillin-resistant bacteria.Continue Reading
Amoxicillin is a beta-lactam antibiotic, which works against a broad range of bacteria by inhibiting cell wall synthesis in the bacterial organism. According to RX List, bacteria can develop resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics by producing beta-lactamase, an enzyme that attacks the drug's chemical structure.
Potassium clavulanate is a beta-lactamase inhibitor, which acts against beta-lactamase enzymes. Amox/K Clav is often prescribed for urinary tract infections, respiratory tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections and infections caused by the bacterial flora of the mouth.Learn more about Medications & Vitamins
Augmentin 875 is a pill brand containing 875 milligrams of amoxicillin and 125 milligrams of clavulanate, according to Drugs.com. It appears as a white, elliptical tablet that is 22 millimeters in length and is only available by prescription. Augmentin 875 is not listed under the Controlled Substances Act.Full Answer >
Doctors prescribe amoxicillin and clavulanate, also known as Augmentin, to fight bacterial infections such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and ear, skin and urinary tract infections, according Drugs.com. Augmentin is a combination drug that destroys bacteria and prevents their growth, adds Mayo Clinic.Full Answer >
The daily recommended potassium intake for people 14 and older is 4,700 milligrams, according to WebMD. A breastfeeding woman needs slightly more than average, at 5,100 milligrams. Children between 1 and 3 need 3,000 milligrams, children 4 to 8 need 3,800 milligrams, and children 9 to 13 need 4,500 milligrams.Full Answer >
According to Drugs.com, diclofenac potassium 50 milligram tablets are approved for anti-inflammatory diseases such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. They are also used for relief of pain, including pain after surgery, during menstruation or from sprains and injury.Full Answer >