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Why is amoxicillin sometimes combined with clavulanic acid?

Sometimes amoxicillin will be combined with clavulanic acid to treat bacterial infections such as ear, skin, urinary tract, sinus or lungs infections. The clavulanic acid prevents bacteria from destroying the antibiotic amoxicillin. The clavulanic acid is known as a beta-lactamase inhibitor.

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