Augmentin is a combination antibiotic used for treating bacterial infections including infections in the urinary tract, respiratory tract or skin and soft tissues. Augmentin contains Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid. Amoxicillin belongs to a class of medications called penicillins, which kills bacteria by interrupting the integrity of bacterial cell walls. Clavulanic acid belongs to a class of medications called beta-lactamase inhibitors, which prevents bacteria from destroying Amoxicillin. Augmentin does not work for virus or fungus infections.
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