Clavulanate

What is Clavulanate?

Clavulanic acid (rINN) is a β-lactam drug that functions as a mechanism-based β-lactamase inhibitor. While not effective by itself as an antibiotic, when combined with penicillin-group antibiotics, it can overcome antibiotic resistance in bacteria that secrete β-lactamase, which otherwise inactivates most penicillins.

The drug is marketed by GlaxoSmithKline.

In its most common form, the potassium salt potassium clavulanate is combined with:

  • amoxicillin (co-amoxiclav, trade names Augmentin, Tyclav (Beximco), Synulox [veterinary], and others) or
  • ticarcillin (co-ticarclav, trade name Timentin).

Clavulanic acid is an example of a clavam.

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can amoxicillin and clavulanate cure chlamydia or gonnerhea

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Amoxycillin with Clauvulanate is not choice to treat Gonorrhea or chlamydia

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Oral antibiotics for bacterial infection.

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