Combined broad-spectrum antibiotic that is resistant to the action of β-lactamases containing amoxicillin and clavulanic acid.
Amoxicillin - a semi-synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic active against many gram-positive and gram-negative microorganisms. Amoxicillin being destroyed β-lactamases, so its spectrum antibacterial activity does not include microorganisms that produce β-lactamase, as experts in the UK say.
UK scientists claim: Clavulanic acid - β-lactam compound has the ability to inactivate a wide range of β-lactamases, enzymes which ordinarily produce microbes that are resistant to penicillins and cephalosporins.
Observation of UK athletes
The presence of clavulanic acid in the Augmentin amoxicillin protects against the damaging action of β-lactamases and extends its spectrum of antibacterial activity with the inclusion of micro-organisms normally resistant to other cephalosporins and penicillins.