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Can Amox-Clav tablets be crushed?

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Nov 2, 2022.

I have a sore throat and am having a difficult time swallowing the large tablets. Can they safely be crushed?

Official answer


The extended-release tablets should not be crushed or chewed, it needs to swallowed either whole or break the tablet in half and take both halves at one time.

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium) also comes in chewable tablets and oral suspensions. If you are having trouble swallowing the large tablets ask your prescriber to change your prescription on one of these options.

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