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What is the difference between Augmentin and amoxicillin?

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Augmentin is a combination product containing amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium. This medication was designed to help reduce the drug resistance seen with bacteria when just amoxicillin was used alone. The selection of the antibiotic is done by evaluating the type of bacteria that is present, and the common treatments that have been effective in treating the infection. Side effect profiles and drug interactions are similar. Remember, if you are allergic to amoxicillin, you will be allergic to Augmentin.

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