Augmentin is a composite medicine, used for the treatment of many bacterial disorders. The medicine is very effective against otitis, Lower Respiratory Tract Infections, Sinusitis, Skin and Skin Structure Infections, UTI (urinary tract infections) and others.
Before using this medicine it is absolutely necessary to consult your doctor. To prevent the development of drug-resistant bacteria in your body, it is essential to start the treatment with any antibiotic, including this one, only with great evidence of bacteria causing the disease.
Augmentin contains active agent amoxicillin, a semisynthetic antibiotic possessing a broad scale of antibacterial features. The medicine is very active against a variety of gram -positive and gram-negative bacteria. The other active component in the medicine is clavulanic acid that is able to make inert β-lactamase enzymes which can resist to other antibiotics such as penicillin and cephalosporin.
This chemical composition of a medicine makes it possible to use Augmentin for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial diseases, even those which seem to be resistant to other antibiotics.
Amoxicillin with clavulanic acid fights against most strains of the bacteria, listed below:
Gram-Positive Aerobes (Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalise, Enterococcus faecalise, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylococcus saprophyticus, other types of Staphylococcus).
Gram-Negative Aerobes ( Enterobacter species, Escherichia coli, Haemophilus influenza, Klebsiella species, Moraxella catarrhalis, Eikenella corrodens, Neisseria gonorrhoeaee, Proteus mirabilise).
Anaerobic Bacteria (Bacteroides species, Fusobacterium species, Peptostreptococcus species).