Amoxicillin and Augmentin are similar antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections. Augmentin contains amoxicillin combined with another ingredient, clavulanate, for higher potency.
Amoxicillin/clavulanate (Augmentin) is a broad-spectrum antibacterial that has been available for clinical use in a wide range of indications for over 20 years and is now used primarily in the treatment of community-acquired respiratory tract infections.
Amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin) is also an appropriate first-line treatment of uncomplicated acute sinusitis. The addition of clavulanate, a beta-lactamase inhibitor, provides better coverage for H. influenzae and M. catarrhalis.
Amoxicillin/clavulanate is the first-line prophylactic antibiotic. The need for rabies prophylaxis should be addressed with any animal bite because even domestic animals are often unvaccinated.
Augmentin appears to be a safe, useful, effective antibiotic for the treatment of skin infections in general practice and in hospital. It may prove of particular value when mixed infections of penicillin-resistant staphylococci and Streptococcus pyogenes are present.
The generic name of Augmentin is amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium. Generic Augmentin is often less expensive than the brand-name version.
Why are antibiotics used for COPD?
Antibiotics are often used in acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD) as bacteria are commonly implicated in these patients; however, exacerbations may be caused by viruses and other environmental factors. This document will provide the clinician with guidance to assist with diagnosis and management of AECOPD.
The most commonly used antibiotics for acute bronchitis are azithromycin followed by amoxicillin and clarithromycin.
Is Augmentin a good antibiotic for sinus infection?
Amoxicillin (Amoxil) is acceptable for uncomplicated acute sinus infections; however, many doctors prescribe amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin) as the first-line antibiotic to treat a possible bacterial infection of the sinuses. Amoxicillin usually is effective against most strains of bacteria.
Is Augmentin good for dog bites?
Prophylactic antibiotic treatment for bite wounds ranges between 3 and 7 days, depending on the risk of infection and depth of the wound. 3,5 The regimen of choice for treating dog and cat wounds in adults is amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin) 875/125 mg orally twice a day or 500/125 mg orally three times a day.