Both medications are antibiotics widely used in the treatment of infections caused by bacteria. Preparations have antibacterial and antifungal activity and are used in modern medical practice.
In the "Amoxiclav" contains additional material – clavulanic acid. It inhibits the activity of the walls of bacteria and reduces their ability to absorb water, which improves the effect of the drug and allows you to influence a wide range of infections.
The difference in the effectiveness of the drug
Added clavulanic acid complements the action of amoxicillin, existing in the "Amoxiclave". Without adding this acid, the drug becomes completely ineffective against the bacteria that form beta-lactamases. Substances reduce the effects of the drug to almost zero, destroying the original antibiotic effect.
"Amoxicillin" has shown its effectiveness in the treatment of gynecological diseases, diseases of the skin and other tissues.
"Amoxicillin" is effective against infections of the respiratory tract. Often with the help of this drug treated diseases of the genitourinary system caused by infections, sexually transmitted. However, medication is rarely used in the treatment of staphylococcal infections, with resistance to ampicillin. But in the treatment of streptococcal infections the effectiveness of this medicine is sufficient for the successful healing of the disease.
"Amoxiclav", having in its composition klavulanova acid, deprived of this disadvantage and is effective against a great number of bacterial infections. Thus, the "Amoxiclav" is more effective medicine due to their increased spectrum of activity. The drug provides guaranteed delivery of medication to the infection.
Self-prescription of antibiotics without proper guidance of a doctor may lead to complications of the disease and cause deterioration.
The cost of drugs
The cost of "Amoxiclav" 4-8 times may exceed the face value of "Amoxicillin" that cost less than 50 p. the price Tag tablets "Amoxiclav" begins with no less than 200 p. "Amoxiclav" is also available as a suspension, making the drug easier for children. The cost of the suspension starts from 100 rubles the price of the product may vary depending on the pharmacy and the region in which the drug is sold.