lactamase inhibitor?

Szatmari George szat at ERE.UMontreal.CA
Mon Mar 24 13:26:00 EST 1997

bob_chapman at (MR ROBERT G CHAPMAN) writes:

>Does anyone know of a lactamase inhibitor called augmentin? It 
>supposedly inhibits lactamase prolonging survival of ampicillin or 
>analogs in culture.

Dear Bob,

augmentin is the trade name for amoxicillin and clavulanic acid.
It's the clavulanic acid acid that inhibits beta-lactamases (probably
not all of them...)


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