Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium ES

Amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium ES is available by prescription only and is used for treating ear infections in children. This antibiotic contains two active ingredients, and it works by preventing bacteria from building cell walls (which eventually kills the bacteria). It comes in the form of a liquid and is usually taken twice a day. Common side effects include diarrhea, vomiting, and diaper rash.

What Is Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium ES?

Amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium ES (Augmentin ES®) is a prescription antibiotic approved to treat persistent or recurrent ear infections in children. The "ES" stands for "extra strength."
 
(Click What Is Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium ES Used For? for more details, including information about possible off-label uses.)
 

What Are the Side Effects?

As with any medicine, amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium ES may cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, many people tolerate it quite well.
 
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common, but do sometimes occur.
 
Possible side effects of this drug include but are not limited to:
 
(Click Side Effects of Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium ES to learn more.)
 
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD; Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
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