My daughter has been on this for 7 days and we just noticed today that the bottle says to refrigirate. I called the pharmacist and she could not tell me why it has to be refrigirated.
Amoxicillin/Clavulanate - How important is it to refrigirate the liquid form of this medicine?
Question posted by emsmom13 on 4 March 2012
Last updated on 4 March 2012
Amoxicillin/Clavulanate needs to be refrigerated because it is unstable to heat. In heat the medicine can deteriorate quickly and lose its potency making it less effective in killing bacteria. How is your daughter? If her infection has not cleared call your doctor again - you may need another course of antibiotic.
If it is liquid it probably needs to be refrigerated. But it might not be completely vital, but just to be sure...
If the drug has any odd splotches or spots I would avoid it. Also if is has a bad smell.
I would have them checked out for abnormalities by your pharmacist or doctor, if you has his number it would be best to call him and double check.
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