Augmentin® (amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium) is a prescription antibiotic used for treating various types of bacterial infections. Approved uses (indications) for Augmentin include the treatment of:
- Lower respiratory tract infections, such as pneumonia
- Ear infections
- Sinus infections
- Skin infections
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs), such as bladder infections or kidney infections.
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medication for treating something other than the uses listed here. "Off-label" Augmentin indications include the treatment of other types of infections, particularly if they are caused by bacteria that are susceptible to the drug, and the prevention (instead of treatment) of any type of infection.
(Click Augmentin Uses for more information about the approved indications of Augmentin, details on how the medication works, and if it is suitable for children.)