Tuesday 26 July 2022

Penicillin: A primer


Antibacterial agents include penicillins, chloramphenicol, aminoglycosides such as gentamicin, macrolides such as erythromycin, tetracyclines and antimetabolites such as sulphamethoxazole-trimethoprim. These agents are used to treat and manage infections caused by pathogenic bacteria. 



This article provides a primer for penicillin, looking at the sources, mode/mechanisms of action, spectrum of activity, clinical application/usage, and the side effects and/or toxicity.


Sandle, T. (2022) Penicillin: A primer, Pharmig News, Issue 88, pp13-16


Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle, Pharmaceutical Microbiology Resources (http://www.pharmamicroresources.com/)

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