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Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium ES

When and How to Take It

Some considerations for people taking this drug include the following:
 
  • The medication comes in the form of an oral suspension (liquid) that is usually taken twice daily.
     
  • Be sure to shake this medication well before each dose.
     
  • Amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium ES should be taken at the start of a meal, as food increases the absorption of this antibiotic.
     
  • It does not matter what time of day you give your child this medication. However, it should be given at the same times each day (with about 12 hours between doses) to maintain an even level of the medication in your child's system.
     
  • After your pharmacist mixes up amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium ES, it should be stored in the refrigerator and must be discarded 10 days after being mixed.
     
  • For the drug to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. It will not work adequately if it is stopped too soon.
     

Storage Information

Amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium ES (once mixed by your pharmacist) must be stored under refrigeration and must be used or discarded within 10 days of mixing. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.
 

Is There a Generic?

This medication is available in generic form (see Generic Augmentin ES).
 

Who Makes Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium ES?

Brand-name amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium ES is made by GlaxoSmithKline. Generic versions (made by various manufacturers) are also available.
 

Available Strengths

Amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium ES comes in one concentration, with 600 mg of amoxicillin and 42.9 mg of clavulanic acid per 5 mL (per teaspoonful). It is available in 75-mL, 125-mL, and 200-mL bottles. It comes as a dry powder that your pharmacist will mix with an appropriate amount of water before dispensing.
 
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