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A semisynthetic penicillin, C16H19N3O5S, having an antibacterial spectrum of action similar to that of ampicillin.

[am(ino)- + (hydr)ox(y) + (pen)icillin.]
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(əˈmɒksɪˌsɪlɪn) or


a penicillin antibiotic used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections
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(æmˌɒk səˈsɪl ɪn, əˌmɒk-)

a semisynthetic penicillin, C18H19N3O5S, taken orally as a broad-spectrum antibiotic.
[1970–75; perhaps am(ino-hydr)ox(yphenyl) + (pen) icillin]
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Noun1.amoxicillin - an antibioticamoxicillin - an antibiotic; a semisynthetic oral penicillin (trade names Amoxil and Larotid and Polymox and Trimox and Augmentin) used to treat bacterial infections
penicillin - any of various antibiotics obtained from Penicillium molds (or produced synthetically) and used in the treatment of various infections and diseases
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n amoxicilina
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Strictly based on in vitro susceptibility and the known otopathogen mix, the calculations show that amoxicillin could result in a maximum cure of 57%, amoxicillin/ clavulanate of 99%, and cefdinir of 80% of treated children.
Antibacterial susceptibility test was performed for every isolated bacteria using disc diffusion method described by Bauer et al.12 The antibiotics that were used against gram-positive bacteria were (20 ug of amoxicillin + 10 ug of clavulanate), ceftazidime (30ug), cephalothin (30ug), clindamycin (2ug), erythromycin (15ug), gentamycin (10ug), oxacillin (1ug), penicillin (10ug) and vancomycin (30ug).
The addition of a [beta]-lactamase inhibitor (clavulanate) extends the spectrum of amoxicillin to include [beta]-lactamase-producing H.
The resistance rates for trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, amoxycillin clavulanate, ampicillin, cefixime and nitrofurantoin were found to be 43.1%, 34.8%, 30.4%, 26.3% and 3.6%, respectively.
Group I was given a 10-day treatment of orally administered amoxicillin and clavulanate (45 mg/kg/ day) divided into 3 doses along with a single intramuscular shot of placebo.
The addition of clavulanate helps to overcome antibiotic resistance by inhibiting an enzyme that breaks down the antibiotic.
However, ticarcillin/ clavulanate was used more frequently in the current study, while gentamicin was notably absent from the top six.
Of the 105 Simcere drugs that have been included on the NDRL, the actively marketed drugs are Edaravone (Bicun and Yidasheng), Nedaplatin (Jiebaishu), Diclofenac (Yingtaiqing), Amoxicillin (Zailin), Biapenem (Anxin), Amoxicillin and Clavulanate (Anqi), Levamlodipine (Xinta), Alfacalcidol (Faneng), Smectite (Biqi) and Kechuanning.
The recommended alternative is high-dose amoxicillin-clavulanate (90 mg/kg per day of amoxicillin and 6.4 mg/kg per day of clavulanate in 2 divided doses).
Potassium clavulanate powder was obtained from Ranbaxy, India and the solution was prepared in phosphate buffer (pH 6.0, Qualigens, India) (5).
They have used the bacterium to produce clavulanic acid which in turn is used to produce the potassium salt, potassium clavulanate. They combine that salt with a penicillin, amoxicillin, to produce an antibiotic, co-amoxiclav (CA), which is more effective than amoxicillin in dealing with certain infections.