Augmentin is an oral antibiotic with amoxicillin that is prescribed to treat bacterial infections. Although Augmentin is a strong antibiotic, other drugs can be more effective in treating certain types and strains of infections.
Tetracycline antibiotics, such as minocycline (Minocin) and demeclocyline (Declomycin), work better than Augmentin in treating Rocky Mountain Spotted Tick Fever and sexually transmitted diseases.
Erythromycin (Ilotycin) is most commonly preferred as the antibiotic of choice for treating Legionnaire's disease and diphtheria.
One of the strongest types of antibiotic is aminoglycoside. This is usually reserved for seriously ill, hospitalized patients with infections that are considered life threatening.
Augmentin, like other types of anti-bacterial drugs, is not effective in treating fungal infections. Antibiotics like griseofulvin (Grisactin) must be used to properly treat vaginal yeast infections, ringworm and other infections caused by fungus.
Polypeptide antibiotics, such as Polysporin, are stronger than Augmentin for treating various types of skin infections. This type of antibiotic is mixed with creams and ointments to facilitate proper application.