Augmentin is a combination of amoxicillin (one of the best penicillin antibiotics) and the most powerful of the known inhibitors of beta-lactamase (clavulanic acid). The combination of these two components in Augmentin leads to the appearance of special properties.
Validity of use
The use of Augmentin in clinical practice has a solid evidence base - after all, numerous clinical studies have been conducted for this original drug, confirming its effectiveness in the treatment of respiratory infections. High clinical efficacy of Augmentin with various infections has been proven in controlled studies involving tens of thousands of patients over 25 years. In total in the world today there are about 50,000 publications containing data on the successful use of Augmentin in clinical practice, which makes it perhaps the most studied antibiotic in the world after penicillin.
Cases when this medicine is prescribed by a doctor
Augmentin tablets and suspension is prescribed for community-acquired pneumonia, acute bacterial sinusitis, otitis media, exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, pyelonephritis, cystitis, cellulitis (inflammation of the fiber), skin infections, animal bites, dentoalveolar abscesses with cellulitis (acute inflammation of the skin, inflammation of the skin, animal bites, dentoalveolar abscesses with cellulitis (acute inflammation) bones (including osteomyelitis), joints.
The powder for the preparation of the solution is prescribed for the treatment of severe ENT infections (throat, nose, ear), namely, mastoiditis (inflammation of the mastoid process), peritonsillar infection (suppuration of the tissues around the tonsils), epiglottitis (inflammation of the epiglottis), severe sinusitis, non-hospital pneumonia (inflammation lung arising outside the hospital), cystitis (inflammation of the bladder), pyelonephritis (inflammation of the kidneys), skin infections, soft tissue infections, animal bites, dentoalveolar abscesses, infections of the bones, joints, sex infections training organs in women, intra-abdominal infections. It is also used to prevent bacterial infections with significant operations.
Augmentin cannot be used for allergies to any antibiotic penicillin, the presence in the past of severe allergic reactions associated with the use of antibiotics, liver or jaundice, associated with taking amoxicillin, clavulanic acid.