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Clavulanic Acid (Potassium Clavulanate) Summary

Description: Clavulanic acid and its salts and esters. The acid is a suicide inhibitor of bacterial beta-lactamase enzymes from Streptomyces clavuligerus. Administered alone, it has only weak antibacterial activity against most organisms, but given in combination with beta-lactam antibiotics prevents antibiotic inactivation by microbial lactamase.

Also Known As: Potassium Clavulanate; Clavulanate; BRL-14151; Clavulanate Potassium; Clavulanic Acid, Monopotassium Salt Show All >>

Networked: 1088 relevant articles (168 outcomes, 203 trials/studies) for this Drug

Key Diseases for which Clavulanic Acid is Relevant

  1. Infection : 41 outcomes 43 studies in 303 results
  2. Otitis Media : 20 outcomes 20 studies in 106 results
  3. Respiratory Tract Infections (Respiratory Tract Infection) : 15 outcomes 10 studies in 61 results
  4. Pneumonia (Pneumonitis) : 14 outcomes 22 studies in 66 results
  5. Urinary Tract Infections (Urinary Tract Infection) : 11 outcomes 10 studies in 56 results
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Drugs Related to Clavulanic Acid

  1. Amoxicillin (Wymox)
  2. Ticarcillin (Tarcil)
  3. Amoxicillin-Potassium Clavulanate Combination (Co-amoxiclav)
  4. beta-Lactamases (beta-Lactamase)
  5. Penicillins (Penicillin)
  6. cefuroxime axetil (Ceftin)
  7. Gentamicins (Gentamicin)
  8. Azithromycin (Zithromax)
  9. Ceftriaxone (Ceftriaxon)
  10. Clindamycin (Cleocin)
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Therapies Related to Clavulanic Acid

  1. Aftercare (After-Treatment)
  2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  3. Injections
  4. Intramuscular Injections
  5. Tonsillectomy
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