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Beta-lactamase inhibitor

      A beta-lactamase inhibitor is a drug given in conjunction with a beta-lactam antibiotic. Although the inhibitor does not usually have significant antibiotic activity on its own,[1] it still plays an important role by disabling or slowing down the action of beta-lactamase.

Beta-lactamase inhibitors in clinical use include clavulanic acid and its potassium salt (usually combined with amoxicillin or ticarcillin), sulbactam and tazobactam.


  1. ^ Beta-Lactamase Inhibitors. Department of Nursing of the Fort Hays State University College of Health and Life Sciences (October 2000). Retrieved on 2007-08-17.

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