A variety of microorganisms can cause pneumonia. In most cases, these are bacteria (then pneumonia is called bacterial), but sometimes the cause is
viruses, fungi. It is difficult to determine the exact type of microbe: a microbiological examination of sputum is necessary, which is not done in all polyclinics and hospitals. Broad-spectrum antibiotics like augmentin come to the rescue, which can affect many different bacteria, and, accordingly, are more likely to help a particular patient.
The amoxicillin and clavulanic acid, which are also called the main active substances, enter the lung and destroy the cells of the bacterium (destroying their walls). This type of treatment is called etiotropic - acting on the root cause. The drug also treats infections of the ear, throat, nose, genitourinary system, sepsis and other bacterial infections.