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Potassium Clavulanate

INFORMATION

Uses

Potassium Clavulanate is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Clavulanic acid competitively and irreversibly inhibits a wide variety of beta-lactamases, commonly found in microorganisms resistant to penicillins and cephalosporins. Binding and irreversibly inhibiting the beta-lactamase results in a restauration of the antimicrobial activity of beta-lactam antibiotics against lactamase-secreting-resistant bacteria. By inactivating beta-lactamase (the bacterial resistance protein), the accompanying penicillin/cephalosporin drugs may be made more potent as well.

Common side effects

Diarrhoea, Fever, Increased transaminase level in blood, Maculopapular rash, Urticaria

AVAILABLE MEDICINE

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Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)