Prescription Drug Coverage

Amoxicillin-Clavulanate (Augmentin) Medicare Coverage

You may be able to find Medicare plan options in your area that cover Amoxicillin-Clavulanate or Augmentin. Learn more about Amoxicillin-Clavulanate and find Medicare Advantage plans in your area that cover prescription drugs.
Chemical name: Amoxicillin/Potassium Clavulanate

Brand name: Augmentin

Typical dosage: 875mg/126mg

Typical type: Tablet1

Amoxicillin-clavulanate is an antibiotic medication used to treat a variety of infections. It is available as a brand name drug or as a generic and is available as an oral tablet or liquid.

Amoxicillin-clavulanate is an antibiotic medication commonly used for the treatment of bacterial infections such as ear, nose, and throat infections, bladder infections, respiratory infections and skin infections.

Amoxicillin-clavulanate dosing varies depending on what type of infection you are treating. Its brand name equivalent is Augmentin.

Amoxicillin-clavulanate blocks bacteria from growing to allow the infection to heal. The most common side effects of amoxicillin-clavulanate include upset stomach and diarrhea.

How much does Amoxicillin-Potassium Clavulanate cost with Medicare?

Amoxicillin-Potassium Clavulanate coverage and costs may vary based on the specific plan you have, as well as what coverage stage you're in.

Contact your plan carrier or consult your plan formulary for more cost information.

Does Medicare cover Amoxicillin-Potassium Clavulanate ?

According to GoodRx, 100% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans covered Amoxicillin-Potassium Clavulanate in 2023.1

  • Medicare Advantage plans or Part D plans that cover Amoxicillin-Potassium Clavulanate include copay amounts that can range widely from one plan to another. Plan members may also be responsible for meeting a deductible before the plan’s drug coverage kicks in.

  • Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). 89% of 2023 Medicare Advantage plans included prescription drug coverage.2

  • Medicare prescription drugs plans each have their own formulary, or drug list, that details what prescription drugs are covered by the plan and how they are covered.

Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Amoxicillin-Potassium Clavulanate . We represent carriers such as Humana, UnitedHealthcare®, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna Healthcare, Wellcare, or Kaiser Permanente.

You can also compare Part D prescription drug plans available where you live and enroll in a Medicare prescription drug plan online when you visit

Additional information

It is very important to take your full course of antibiotics, even if you start to feel better. Stopping your antibiotics early can cause your infection to return and possibly get worse.

Amoxicillin-clavulanate can be taken with or without food, but taking it with food may help reduce your risk of developing an upset stomach.

Talk to your doctor if you have any severe side effects. Especially if you experience severe diarrhea, as it may be indicative of a more serious condition.

People often have allergic reactions to antibiotics. Tell your doctor if you experience signs of an allergic reaction, including rash, tightness in the chest or throat or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue or throat.

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This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.

Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.


Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.

1 GoodRx. Amoxicillin/Potassium Clavulanate. Retrieved October 2023, from

2 Freed M, et al. (Nov 10, 2022). Medicare Advantage 2023 Spotlight: First Look. Kaiser Family Foundation.