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View in Spanish: Amoxicilina-clavulanato de potasio

Amoxicillin-clavulanate potassium (uh-mok-sih-SIH-lin kla-vyoo-LAN-ayt puh-TA-see-um)
A drug used to treat bacterial infections. Adding the chemical clavulanate potassium to the antibiotic amoxicillin increases the amount of time the antibiotic stays active in the body. Amoxicillin-clavulanate potassium is a type of combination antibiotic. Also called Augmentin.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.