Augmentin , a combination of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid, is a penicillin-like antibiotic which works with a beta-lactamase inhibitor to treat bacterial infections, such as infections of the skin, sinus, lungs and urinary tract.
Augmentin works by terminating the growth of bacteria, and prevents bacteria from destroying certain substances in the body. It comes as a tablet, a chewable tablet or a suspension (liquid) to be taken by mouth. Augmentin is normally taken with food, two to three times per day.
The most common side effects of this medicine include vomiting, upset stomach, diarrhea or mild skin rash.
Augmentin doesnt work for flu, colds or other viral infections. It can be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.