Generic Augmentin ES
All of the patents for brand-name Augmentin ES (amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium ES) have expired, and there are generic versions available. Generic Augmentin ES comes in one strength, which contains 600 mg of amoxicillin and 42.9 mg of clavulanic acid per teaspoonful. The FDA has determined that this generic version is as good as the brand-name drug.
Can I Buy Generic Augmentin ES?Augmentin ES® (amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium ES) is a prescription medication approved for ear infections in children age 3 months to 12 years old. It comes only in a liquid form and is not equivalent to other Augmentin products (regular Augmentin tablets or liquid or long-acting Augmentin XR).
Brand-name Augmentin ES is made by GlaxoSmithKline. However, the patents for this medication have expired, and generic versions are also available.
Generic Augmentin ES ProductsLike brand-name Augmentin ES, the generic version is available in just one strength, with 600 mg of amoxicillin and 42.9 mg of clavulanic acid per teaspoonful (per 5 mL).
Generic Augmentin ES is made by various generic manufacturers, such as:
- Teva Pharmaceuticals.
Is the Generic as Good as Augmentin ES?All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns each generic a rating. An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. Generic Augmentin ES has an "AB" rating, meaning it should be equivalent to brand-name Augmentin ES.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.